Simon Friend Entertainment

About us

We’re an independent theatre and film production company, and we develop, produce and manage all of our own productions. 

Our productions have won Academy Awards, BAFTAs, and Olivier Awards. 

We have numerous stage and screen projects in development. 

The Team

Simon Friend

Simon Friend – Producer

Simon founded the company in 2015. Before that he was Producer for Theatre Royal Bath. Simon was named in The Stage 100 most influential people in British theatre, and has recently expanded into film and television, producing the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning film The Father.

Hanna Osmolska

Hanna Osmolska – Executive Director

Hanna’s previous employment includes Playful Productions, ETT, Mark Rubinstein Ltd, Shared Experience and Cheek by Jowl, and representing Independent Producers on the Old Vic New Voices T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange. Hanna also lectured at City Lit in Arts Administration and has been a trustee for Upstart Theatre.

Katie Seeley

Katie Seeley – Production Co-ordinator

Katie previously worked as a Production Co-ordinator for Adam Spiegel Productions. Prior to this Katie was based in Sheffield where she gained experience as Production Manager for Dear Hunter Theatre and worked at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield. 

Saskia Baylis

Saskia Baylis – Production Co-ordinator

Saskia joined the SFE team after two years at the Shaftesbury Theatre as administrator. She has experience producing and stage managing her own shows at venues in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh.

Eden Lack

Eden Lack – Production Assistant

Eden joined the team after finishing a BA Hons degree from King’s College London. Having written, directed and produced her own productions in Switzerland, Eden continues to support the theatre by acting as a FOH volunteer at Theatre503.

Hannah Bowker – Production Accountant

George Bradley – Accounts