John L. Simpson

Film producer – "Men’s Group"

John L. Simpson

John L. Simpson is an award winning creative producer with over twenty five years’ experience working in the performing arts arena.

Titan View was launched by John L. in 2007, to bring important Australian films to Australian and international audiences. Titan View’s first release, The Jammed was the highest grossing independent Australian film on screen average ever, during its opening two weeks. The Jammed was nominated for seven AFI Awards, four FCCA awards and six IF Awards, winning for best feature film, best script and best music. It was also selected by the United Nations to screen at international conferences on human trafficking in Vienna, Geneva and New York.

In recent years, John L. pioneered in distributing the first international co-production between China and Australia to be released in Australia, 33 Postcards, starring Guy Pearce.

John L. has also been the recipient of the AFI Fellowship, during which time he created a digital screening map of Australia to pave the way for filmmakers to self-distribute and tour their films across the country. In 2010 Screen Australia selected John L.‘s company Titan View to receive one of two Innovation Distribution Grants.


As a Producer, John L. began working in film with Al Clark (Chopper, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) on Thunderstruck, before producing Razzle Dazzle and Mike Bullen’s (Cold Feet) directorial debut Amorality Tale.

John L. was also the co-writer and producer of the powerful film Men’s Group, winner of the DigiSPAA, SPAArtan Award and winner of Best Film, Best Actor and Best Script at the 2008 Inside Film Awards.


See below for a preview of John’s interview.

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"There’s very strong evidence to back up the fact that just simply letting it out does something to your brain chemistry…sharing in a supportive environment."

- John L. Simpson

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"I hope that I’m giving my friends and myself more permission to talk about what’s real, and to not just take the glib answer."

- John L. Simpson

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"Men are very vulnerable with relationships, and they feel exactly the same as women, just as deeply, they just don’t demonstrate it in the same way."

- John L. Simpson