Bálint Szimler was born and raised in the USA, but completed his university studies at the University of Theatre and Film in Budapest. The movie which he made as a third year student and which was called ’Here I Am’, and which won at the Hungarian Film Week was nominated for both the Cannes and the European Film Prize as well. His best known films are The Kodaly Method and The Balaton Method. Currently he is shooting ads, and he is working on the screen play for his first fictional full length movie respectively. His advert spot – See the colors - which he made for Samsung has won a bronze lion in Cannes.