FACTORY is a tightly knit, highly creative and highly driven team of directors, cinematographers, and producers. We partner with agencies, creatives, and worthy causes to bring ideas to life across all mediums.
Solo or together, we tell amazing stories with beautiful photography.
Ross Simpson is part harmony, part wizened sensei, and always genuine. On set he’s calm on the outside, passionate and fired up on the inside. And talent feeds off his energy.
Ross got into the film industry through the sound department, working with Paramount, Disney, Sony, Universal and many other heavy hitters on movies like Get Him to the Greek, GI Joe: Retaliation, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Green Lantern (dude, we know, but it SOUNDED great).
After a few years of freelance commercial directing, Ross started FACTORY as a way to bring together creatives who love to make great work, every single time. As a commercial director, he’s worked with brands such as McDonald’s, Eli Lilly, Jim Beam, Delta, Airstream, and Microsoft. He’s won American Advertising Awards, Emmys, Oscars, and Nobel Peace Prizes.
Mike Jones (aka Jonesy) is all about real people, wild places, and authentic stories. His calm demeanor draws out the best performances and his positive vibe is a pleasure on any set.
Jonesy began his career in broadcast news, working for ABC, where he won two Emmys and an APTRA award for news journalism. He moved to Hollywood shortly thereafter, assisting director Tony Scott (Top Gun, True Romance) on the features Man on Fire, Domino, and Deja Vu. He went on to perfect his chosen craft in the camera department, working alongside Paul Cameron and Dion Beebe.
Nowadays, Jonesy directs both commercials and documentaries, and regularly shoots second units on feature films. In 2019, he earned an American Advertising Award for his work for Airstream. He has collaborated on projects with Toyota, Ford, Subaru, Chevy, Nissan, Nike, Target, Fjallraven, NorthFace, Patagonia, MTN Dew, Yeti, Athleta, and Oakley. In the music industry, Jonesy has filmed with Tony Bennett, and with Beck for his Album of the Year, Morning Phase. He recently shot second unit on “The Upside,” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, and “Birdbox,” the Netflix sensation starring Sandra Bullock.