Thoroughly Professional Productions Limited are husband and wife team Simon and Marielle Birks. Founded in 2009 to promote both Simon's writing and their acting, TPP successfully produced full length comedy play "Station'ry", taking it to the Brighton Festival Fringe the following year.
Since then, TPP has focused on Web-TV and Film projects. In 2013, they shot the award winning 6 part web sit-com Last Contact, starring Norman Lovett (Holly from Red Dwarf) and Pooja Shah (Eastenders, Bend It Like Beckham).
Following that, Simon co-wrote and acted in award-winning comedy film "The Search for Simon", featuring Carol Cleveland (Monty Python), Tom Price (Torchwood), Sophie Aldred (Dr Who), Simon Jones (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy), Chase Masterson (Star Trek) and Noeleen Comiskey (Eastenders). The Search for Simon was called "Very Silly!" by Michael Palin and "A Triumph" by Terry Jones.
In 2014, TPP shot the feature film, "Symbiote", set in a semi-apocalyptic world, and following the journeys of Clay and Lola as they try to find each other in a hostile landscape.
They have also shot two short films. "Folded" in 2009, and "Tuesday's Mask" in 2014.
Simon successfully ran a Kickstarter in January 2015 to fund printing of his first comic book "Sinners", about a girl called Hope Martinez, who wakes up dead one day, and is then given the keys to a mysterious black limousine and told she must travel America gathering the sinners.
Future projects include two web comics, Gone and The Herebey Dragons, as well as a number of films.