Joe Simon is a filmmaker, adventurer, and a lover of all animals. Joe first discovered his passion for filmmaking as a way to promote his first career in the BMX world, and in 2000, he created his first production company to pursue his newfound love of storytelling though film. An enthusiast of anything on wheels, bicycles remain a hobby and a favorite subject to shoot.
Over the past 15 years, Joe has traveled the world creating stories across a wide array of genres, including extreme sports, indie films, music videos and documentaries. Joe isn’t afraid of a challenge, and is always excited to push new boundaries to get the best shot to tell his clients’ stories, whether atop an Elephant in India or hanging off the side of a ship on the Rhine River. Joe’s passion for storytelling, persistence and dedication to the craft is what pushes The Delivery Men to continue to create amazing films.
Likes – Bikes, Cats, Topo Chico, Mexican Food, Sour Candy, Hendrix Gin
Labeled “right brained” from an early age, writing and drawing came naturally to Hussain — To tell a story in any capacity was the driving force, and it wasn’t long before he picked up a camera to explore possibilities from behind a lens. After graduating from the University of Texas in 2007, he soon connected with Joe Simon and the two have been creative collaborators ever since.
Hussain is a driven filmmaker with a gift for narrative structure and a resolute fascination with the human condition. His empathy, sense of adventure, and connection to humanity invokes a unique stamp on his writing as well as his commercial work. As storytelling within advertising gains traction, his interest in people and ability to strike emotional connections with viewers is a refreshing and valuable energy within The Delivery Men. Understanding that story is paramount, he writes, directs, produces, and edits — implementing that philosophy on every level of his work.
Likes – Fat Animals, People-Watching, Coffee Ice-cream, Puns & Babies that don’t scream on airplanes