Šimon Holý was born in Prague in 1994. He graduated from the Department of Feature Film Directing at FAMU. During his studies, he directed five short films that premiered at several film festivals.

He was a jury member at NEST 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. The film score he composed with Monika Midriaková for Olmo Omerzu’s Winter Flies was nominated by the Czech Film and Television Academy for the Czech National Film Award. He is also a radio host of weekly pop-culture show Kompot and daily afternoon On-Air Show at the Czech National Radio channel Radio Wave.

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 Award including Newcomer of the Year. His second film And Then There Was Love… premiered a year after at Karlovy Vary in Proxima Competition.