Profile image of Simon Wilmot

Dr Simon Wilmot



Senior Lecturer, Film


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Comm & Creative Arts


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2020
Master of Arts, La Trobe University, 2000
Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University, 1984

+61 3 925 17665

Research interests

Simon makes films that explore self-making, identity and place, especially  in the context of settler-colonialism. He is also interested in documentary film as a placemaking practice.

Teaching interests

Simon teaches and chairs Units in film form, narrative and production. 

Knowledge areas

Film production methods and workflows

Documentary films and documentary film making.

Film narrative structure.


No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Oral tradition, memory and social change: Indigenous participation in the curation and use of museum collections.

Dr Diane Hafner, EM/Prof Bruce Rigsby, Ms Lindy Allen, Ms Rosemary Wrench, Dr Simon Wilmot

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2008: $16,151
  • 2007: $9,120
  • 2006: $4,422

Other Public Sector Funding

Dancing Between Two Worlds. Citizenship, Well-being and Place: Diasporic Indian Creativity and Australian Identity

Dr Shaun McLeod, A/Prof Patrick West, Dr Simon Wilmot

Wyndham Community Cultural Foundation Limited

  • 2019: $5,000

Industry and Other Funding

Because the Night Interactive Archive.

Prof Stefan Greuter, Mr Gerard Mulvany, Dr Tonya Meyrick, Mr Simeon Taylor, Prof Matthew Delbridge, Prof Katya Johanson, Dr Misha Myers, Dr Simon Wilmot

Playbox Theatre Company t/as Malthouse Theatre

  • 2022: $40,000
  • 2021: $40,000

Developing a Digital Training tool for Sexual Harrassment Prevention in the Civil Construction Workplace.

Prof Stefan Greuter, Dr Simon Wilmot

Telematics Trust

  • 2023: $35,000


Principal Supervisor

Matthew Burns

Thesis entitled: Cinema and the Art of Dying

Master of Arts, School of Communication and Creative Arts


Liam Boswell Ward

Thesis entitled: Documenting The Hidden - 'Refugee A Recipe in Six Steps'

Master of Arts, School of Communication and Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor

Trent Evan Griffiths

Thesis entitled: Documentary tensions and the Filmmaker in the Frame

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts


Robert Vincs

Thesis entitled: African Heart, Eastern Mind: The Transcendent Experience through Improvised Music

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts