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Urban Jungle Films is a full service production company specializing in documentary, natural history, branded content and visual storytelling. Started by director and cinematographer Simon Schneider in 2006, Urban Jungle Films has lent its hand to award winning feature documentaries,  non-fiction TV series, factual entertainment, and commercials.


Working beside some of the most prominent names in the business like Academy-award winning director, Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) and VP of Documentaries for Discovery Network (formerly HBO executive), John Hoffman, Simon Schneider has earned a reputation as a visually, creative leader that connects well with both his documentary subjects and crew alike.

Recent Credits

Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo, 4 x 60, HD - SundanceTV (2019)


Final Appeal, 2 x 120 & 2 x 60, HD - Oxygen Network (2018)


Building 10, 3 x 120 HD - Discovery Channel USA (2017)
- DOP/Producer/Camera Operator

U2 Innocence and Experience Documentary, 1 x 60 2K - Director Davis Guggenheim, HBO 
- 2nd Unit DOP 

Hadwin's Judgement, 1 x 84 HD  - Nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Feature Length Documentary, 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, Won Best Cinematography in a Documentary Program, 2016 Leo Awards, Won Best Film - Mountain, Environment and Natural History, 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival 
Passion Pictures - UK, True West Films - Canada, NFB - Canada (2015)

Klondike Trappers, 8x 60 HD - History Channel (2015)
- Creative Consultant

Yukon Gold S3, 10 x 60 HD - History Channel (2014)
- Series Director/DOP


Awards and Recognition

 Leo Award Winner, 2016

- Best Cinematography in a Documentary Program or Series - Hadwin's Judgement

 Canadian Screen Award Nomination, 2016

- Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary - Hadwin's Judgement

 Canadian Screen Award Nomination, 2014

- Best Photography in a Lifestyle, Competition or Reality Show - Yukon Gold S2

 DOC U Scholarship Recipient, Hot Docs 2008

- Astral Media Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Scholarship recipient

 29th  International Wildlife Film Festival, 2006

- Nominations for Best Photography and Best Editing for Abalone Odyssey

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