Welcome to Simon Hardenne OFFICIAL

Director and Cinematographer

Simon Hardenne is a self-employed and self-taught versatile Belgian director and cinematographer. Having not studied cinema, he learned the profession of image in the field surrounded by professionals. 

In 2014, he directed a 5 minutes documentary short film on Australian wildlife and won the “Best hope” prize in the amateur category of the International Nature Festival of Namur in Belgium. 

Since 2016, he works as a director, cinematographer and editor on various projects, including TV shows, commercials, music video and feature movies.  

In 2020, his documentary “New Zealand: Land of the New World” has been selected to the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in the USA. It’s his first professional documentary as a director. 


As Director

New Zealand: Land of the New World (2020)

Official Selection in Festivals

– Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (USA)

– Festival International Nature Namur (Belgium)

– International Nature Film Festival Godollo (Hungary)

As Editor

Wild is Home: Wallonia Biodiversity (2020)

Produced by Into the Wild & Art Ocean productions  –  Co-produced by Wallimage (Wallonia)

52 minutes

Broadcasted on RTL Belgium

De l'Autre côté du Miroir (2019)

Documentary produced with Micro-project INTERREG PERCA of Europe. 

Directed by Contrat de Rivière Escaut-Lys (Belgium) et la Maison de l’eau, de la Pêche et de la Nature de Roubaix (France)

26 minutes

Once upon a time: and Old Canal (2017)

Wildlife documentary filmed in Belgium about and old canal that is no longer used by humans.

Directed by Robert Henno

52 minutes

Once upon a time: the Savannah (2017)

Wildlife documentary about the nature of the Kenyan savannah.

Directed by Robert Henno

26 minutes

The Realm of the little owl (2016)

Wildlife documentary about Athena owl’s life.

Directed by Robert Henno

26 minutes

The little wood near where I live (2016)

Wildlife documentary about a forest located a few steps from the city of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.

Directed by Robert Henno

26 minutes

Broadcasted on the program “Le Jardin Extraordinaire” on RTBF channel.

Les Saveurs des Tranchées - TV Show RTBF (2015)

Cooking TV series about recipes during the 1940-45 war for RTBF  channel (Belgium).

Directed by Xavier Istasse

14x 3-4 minutes

Produced by RTBF