Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Simon Ruscinski is a filmmaker. His fictional and non-fictional works currently operate as filmic time capsules; formally and thematically striving to make the pain of everyday life serve some higher purpose. His films, Urban Planning and Premium Pornography, both won the Future of Film Showcase People’s Choice Award for their respective years (2020 and 2022). Simon is currently a Master's student at York University. He’s been told he has a good head of hair.