Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon’s heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way for a reason and highly believes in God. Together, Joe and Simon go on a journey of trust and friendship to find the answers to many things. Their friendship is put to the test when some unfortunate events happen. —IMDb
Mark Steven Johnson (born October 30, 1964) is an American film director and writer.
Johnson was born in Hastings, Minnesota and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. He has directed and co-written the two comic book based films Daredevil and Ghost Rider.His early writing credits are for the film Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men. He is often given credit for writing the screenplay for the Marvel film Elektra, but he only produced an earlier draft not used for the finished film. —Wikipedia