Philip Smith

Writer, Director, Producer

London, United Kingdom
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About me

I'm an award-winning director, writer and producer with wide-ranging experience from documentary films to commercial projects, factual drama and 3D. I'm skilled at crafting strong human narratives and have made films in the worlds of music, sport, arts, science, history and travel. My work has received critical acclaim for its strong, human storytelling, powerful visual style and innovation. I've recently directed two films for Amazon as part of the premium documentary event series This is Football. The series explores the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs at the heart of the world’s most loved sport and launched in August 2019 on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Other work includes: a film with a unique take on the solo music of The Beatles; the BBC drama-documentary Frankenstein and The Vampyre (narrated by Claire Foy); a documentary with the artist Damien Hirst and a project with the actor Richard Wilson.

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  • Directing
  • Directing Actors
  • Writing
  • Producing
  • Filming
  • Travel Journalism
  • Scripting



Royal Television Society Award for Science and Natural History

Royal Televison Society

  • RTS Award for the documentary 'Superfly'. An epic story with a tiny hero: the fruitfly. A highly individual re-telling of a century of genetics from the perspective of the discipline's favourite experimental animal.