Mika Simmons Writer/Director

Photo credit: Glenn Gratton

Mika Simmons was born in London and then moved out to Somerset where she attended Wellsway Comprehensive School. There were no facilities for drama at this educational facility so, determined to follow her talents, she took extracurricular classes and joined Bristol Youth Theatre where she got good notices. After studying Theatre at the university of Leeds she went onto train as an actress at Drama Studio London. She now lives and works in London with a diverse range of work on stage and screen including television drama's ITV's Frenchman's Creek and Unforgotten, the BAFTA award winning Falling Apart and the ongoing role of Queen Anora in the animation game Dragon Age. In 2016 Mika played Kate in Film London’s Balcony which went on to win the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2019 she will be seen in Dictynna Hood’s Us Among The Stones. 

Rain Stops Play is Mika’s directorial debut.

Jackie Green Producer

Jackie Green started life in the music industry working first for her parents who managed, amongst others, The Who and Robert Plant and then for "Hit and Run", the management office of Genesis and Phil Collins, before moving into film. Producing predominantly music videos initially for Boyzone, Peter Andre, The Bee Gees and Matt Goss to name but a few, she eventually moved to Spain and set up Manic Butterfly Productions with her partner Claire Martel, shooting music videos for artists including George Michael, James Blunt, Cheryl Cole, Tinnie Tempah and Pitbull, before moving into commercials with campaigns for Gala Bingo, Expedia, Matalan, Vespa and many more.  

Rain Stops Play is her third short film the previous two where Ways of Seeing for Hendricks and Snapshots.

Roberta Moore Producer

Roberta began her career at Channel 4 and Warner Bros films as a publicist, before moving into PR and large scale event management. Upon moving to New York in the 90s, Roberta established her own PR and events company, where she ran events for former US President Bill Clinton, members of the Kennedy family, large corporations and national magazines.In 2007 Roberta founded Roberta Moore Contemporary - a gallery specialising in showcasing British and international contemporary artists,in addition to a range of collaborations linking artists, audiences and brands. Alongside her passion for the arts, Roberta is the founder of The Moore Family Foundation, which is an official club charity for West Ham United FC. In 2016, the MFF programme won ‘Community Project of the Year’ at the London Football Awards. Roberta is also the author of two cookery books, which were published by Ebury.

Rain Stops Play is her first foray into film production.

Nick Ball Director of Photography

Nick graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2000 where he studied Fine Art and Film. Since then he has worked extensively in the Film and Television industry in a wide variety of roles including: writer, producer, photographer, camera assistant, focus puller, camera operator and DOP. Nick has worked extensively with the likes of Chris Cunningham and Fatboy Slim, and is also an award-winning director. His skills and experience lie in writing, shooting and directing both short and long form film, TV and music videos.

Daniel Heath Composer

Dan is an accomplished songwriter, producer and film composer. He is also one of Lana Del Rey’s main collaborators having co-written and produced many of her singles including “Blue Jeans”, “Ultraviolence” and “Once Upon A Dream” from Disney's Maleficent. Dan recently collaborated again with Lana to co-write and produce the Golden Globe nominated title track for Tim Burton's newest film, Big Eyes. After earning two degrees in film scoring and composition, he went on to work for Hans Zimmer as a part of the musical team responsible for Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code and The Holiday. He has also worked alongside Blake Neely doing sound design and additional music for the television shows The Mentalist and Traveler.

Tom Chicester-Clark Music Supervisor

Tom CC is a London based music editor and composer who has worked on multiple films including Matthew Vaughn’s Layer Cake starring Daniel Craig, Alfie starring Jude Law and Kingdom of Heaven starring Orlando Bloom.