JOE SMITH

PRODUCER DIRECTOR
 

I’m a former commodity trader turned award-winning filmmaker, who has been making films for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Economist for eight years. Based in San Francisco, California.

 

The people who have taken part in my films have come from all over the world and from all walks of life; North Korean smugglers, former child soldiers turned hip-hop artists, the Prime Minister of the UK, reformed gangsters in El Salvador, horse whispering prisoners in Arizona, professional gamers and Super Bowl winners. But they all have one thing in common - a story that needs to be told. To do these stories justice I endeavor to make films that are beautifully shot, elegant, high-production-value and get to the heart of the story. 

 

I am experienced in securing difficult access to vulnerable/sensitive contributors, working remotely and being self-sufficient.

 

I'm a highly skilled self-shooting producer-director experienced in long and short-form digital, broadcast, branded, current affairs and documentary content. I have shot on location in United States, Middle East, Australasia and Europe. 

 

I have a strong focus on maintaining the highest standards of journalism, excellent storytelling and love making engaging, thought-provoking films that are visually stunning. 

 

 

My Work

How bad is the crisis in democracy?

God and the gang

Wild horses behind bars

Putin's games with the West

The agony and ecstasy: Can MDMA cure PTSD?

Could deep fakes weaken democracy?

Why it's good to laugh at leaders

The truth about lies

The future of families

Saudi Arabia: open for tourists

How to print an arm

Why being a bitch in Hollywood isn't all bad

The playboy of Instagram

Sergei Shnurov: Rocking the Kremlin

A secret information war with North Korea

The crisis in winter sports

Congo: the deadliest country in the world

Women and the Saudi revolution

Contact Me

Email: Jsmith2386@gmail.com


Tel: +44 (0) 7525 812 514

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