Nick Simon

Director / Executive Producer

Nick Simon is a writer and director best known for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival pick, The Girl In The Photographs, starring Kal Penn and executive produced by his mentor, Wes Craven.

Simon moved to Los Angeles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2006 to attend the American Film Institute Conservatory. Upon graduation, Simon co-wrote and directed his first thriller, Removal. During the next several years Simon continued to write and direct for TV and film, sticking within the horror and thriller genre.


With films like Truth or Dare, The Pyramid, and Cold Comes The Night.

Simon is currently working on a choose-your-own-adventure-style horror film with Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Partners and a new horror/comedy film that was entirely shot in lockdown called Untitled Horror Movie, starring Claire Holt, Emmy Raver- Lampman, Katherine McNamara, Darren Barnet, Timothy Granaderos and Luke Baines.

Rob Stiff

Project Manager / Cinematography

Rob Stiff is a magic maker.

His career working as a manufacturer & supplier of magic tricks worldwide increased his need for cutting-edge media creation. Fifteen years ago, Stiff got into the movie business to learn cinematic storytelling, incorporating these skills into his company: Magic Makers, Inc.


Along the way, third party companies reached out to bring the same kind of video production to their visual marketing efforts. Working frequently with director Nick Simon on film and commercial projects eventually led to the formation of Top Secret Films.


“It’s been a gift to collaborate with director Nick Simon, Dean Cundey ASC, film crews & our select clients.” - Rob

TJ Moore

Post Production Supervisor

TJ Moore is a video editor and graphic design artist who has experience working for several Hollywood production companies including Marvista Entertainment, Lifetime Network, Ninth House, Brainstorm Motion Pictures, and Swenson Locations.


He has worked as a TV Editor for the National Hot Rod Association, specializing in documentary editing, sound design, and commercials. Also for TV, he has worked on two live shows: On Call and Garden Line for SDPB.

His film credits include D.I.T. and Assistant Editor for feature films:

You Can’t Say No (Comedy)
Stay Out Stay Alive (Thriller)

Babysitter’s Nightmare (Thriller)

Wedding Wonderland (Drama)

Deadly Matrimony (Thriller)

Neighborhood Nightmare (Thriller) 

The Good Nanny (Mystery)
It Happened One Valentine’s (Romance)

All Claims (Short) (Comedy)
Contenders of the Last Will (Short)