Director Šimon Holý was born in Prague in 1994. He graduated from Department of Feature Film Directing at FAMU. During his studies he directed five short films that were shown at several film festivals.
He was a jury member at EIECINE section in San Sebastian Film Festival in 2017 as well as in Queer Film Festival Mezipatra or Prague Film Festival Febiofest.
Holý also served as a film composer for many films of up-and-coming Czech filmmakers. Film score that he composed with Monika Midriaková for Olmo Omerzuꞌs Winter Flies was nominated by Czech Film and Television Academy for Czech National Film Award. He is also a radio host of weekly pop-culture show Kompot and daily afternoon On-Air Show at Czech National Radio channel Radio Wave.
Currently, he is developing TV film Chica Checa, mockumentary TV series Persona and two feature films: Thinking David and PORNO. Thinking David is a semi-autobiographical film will be his feature debut.