Philip Smith

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Philip Smith is an award-winning director and producer with wide-ranging experience in feature documentaries, history, music, science, drama-docs, arts, travelogues, presenter-led series, 3D and commercial projects. 

His work has received critical acclaim for its strong storytelling and innovative visual style and has been recognised with many industry awards. 

He’s recently made a documentary with the actor Richard Wilson, back on the road after a serious heart attack and he was also one of the directors on the George Michael documentary Freedom, that included contributions from Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Tony Bennett amongst others. 

Other recent work includes a film with a unique take on the solo music of The Beatles, that featured the conductor Charles Hazlewood and the BBC2 drama-documentary Frankenstein and The Vampyre.

He has experience as a lead director establishing the look and feel of a production and a track record with both new and established on-screen talent.  He’s adept at working with all sizes of production, from tightly-budgeted observational filming through to major international co-productions.   He also possesses a thorough grounding in CGI and all types of drama-documentary from simple reconstruction to fully scripted drama and is a highly-skilled self-shooter.