Šimon Holý was born in Prague in 1994. He graduated from the Department of Feature Film Directing at FAMU. His feature debut Mirrors in the Dark premiered in 2021 at Karlovy Vary and travelled around the world. The movie was nominated for two Czech Film Critics Awards including Newcomer of the Year. His second film And Then There Was Love… premiered a year after at Karlovy Vary in Proxima Competition and received one nomination for both Czech Film Critics Awards and Czech Film Academy Award. He is a radio host of weekly pop-culture show Kompot at the Czech Radio channel Radio Wave for which he also wrote and directed two seasons of podcast series Zkouškový (Exams of Life) and another well-received drama series Rozchod (Break-Up).