ABC's ArtBreaks project is a bold and inspiring vision, giving artists free reign to create and do exactly what they want. No brief, no borders. The experimental shorts run as ads might on the commercial-free channel and highlight both the strength of the creative industry in Australia and the audience's thirst for art.

Simon has directed The Faintest Clasp, one of the first instalments ABC iView. It's a collaboration with MARCEL’S David Nobay who wrote the poem, which is read by actor John Waters.

Simon interpreted the words with complete artistic freedom and the result is a thrilling and visceral collaborative experiment, the results of which are a resounding success.

Not only that, but – we're very pleased to announce – that The Faintest Clasp has been awarded two Bronze Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Which is something to roar about.