We have made just about everything there is to be made that pertains to media. Other things too. We make whatever serves you and your consumer best. If it’s useful, engaging, and memorable, we’re in.

We believe in process. We have developed our ways of working to make everything from movies to products to ads to experiences, and make them at the highest level.

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DAN LINDAU

Dan Lindau oversees marketing and creative management at Smith.

Dan founded Crossroads Films and built it into one of the largest and most successful production companies in the world. He has produced features, television, live events, commercials, web series, music videos, and just about everything else involving images that move. He has advised brands and institutes on issues ranging from script development to production workflows. He has helped guide the careers of many directors and editors who have won virtually every award in the industry. When he is not making films, he broadens his horizons by watching them. 

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ALEX SMITH

Alex Smith is the creative director at Smith.


Alex has twenty years of experience working on design projects, ranging from branding and animation to data visualization and interface design. Alex started his career at Razorfish during the first web boom. Since then, he has worked with clients ranging from software startups to major TV networks to international educational institutions. He is a visiting instructor at the Pratt Institute, where he has developed course work aimed at helping students uncover their own theories of design and apply those theories beyond the traditional boundaries of the field. 

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GERAINT OWEN

Geraint Owen leads production at Smith.
 

Geraint is a design industry veteran with an uncanny ability to understand client problems, and assemble teams to create smart, eye-popping solutions. As founder of the design and live-action company Süperfad, Geraint has spent over a dozen years making memorable, award-winning work for a long list of clients including Adidas, X-Games, Visa, Target, Bloomberg, American Express and Durex. 

 


CREATIVE PARTNERS

We work with a group of creative partners who are at the top of their respective games. They are trusted, long time colleagues who we are proud to have as collaborators. 

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Robert Rugan
Creative Director + Film Maker

Robert Rugan is a two-time CLIO award-winning writer/director who moved from Alabama to New York City, then to sunny Los Angeles, where he is currently writing & directing feature film projects and television projects.

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Mark Bellncula
Creative Director + VFX Director

Mark Bellncula is a trained graphic designer and a self taught animator. He has spent over 24 years in the New York City design and advertising industry.  Mark also spent time in the dark bowels of the NYC club scene as a DJ with his infamous Booty Bar parties at the Passerby and Filter 14.

 

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Dustin Lindblad
Designer + Illustrator

Dustin's distinctive illustrations and designs appear in films, commercials, environmental designs, performance installations, textiles, websites, posters, cd/vinyl art, and book covers. She collaborates with filmmakers, artists, writers, musicians, as well as esteemed members of the advertising world and motion design industry.

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Sarah Grant
Technologist

Sarah is a Brooklyn-based artist, technologist, and educator. She has extensive experience as both a Technical Director for advertising agencies and as an experimental multimedia artist. She has created textile-based interfaces for audio hardware, and researched creating conductive circuit traces with living slime molds.

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Kareem Collie
Creative Director + Designer

For the past 15 years Kareem has worked in Brand Development, Strategy and Marketing— designing, directing, and leading projects ranging from interactive design, to brand development and identity, to product packaging, to the design of interior spaces.

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George Michael Brower
Artist + Technologist

George is an artist and technologist who makes interactive experiences for the web and virtual reality. His Chrome Experiments won a Webby and his VR experience, Playthings is...incredible.

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Jeremy Turner
Composer

From composing award winning scores for films to acting as Assistant Principal Cello of the Met Orchestra to lead guitarist, Jeremy has established a unique perspective in both composing and performing varying musical languages and styles.

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Risa Mickenberg
Writer

Risa is a writer. Plays, commercials, books. Like that. From her book "Taxi Driver Wisdom" to her band "Jesus H.Christ" to her penetrating plays, she obliterates the line between pop culture and high art.

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Reyn Soffe
Photographer + Designer + Director

After moving from Salt Lake City Utah, Reyn pursued design and art direction in Hamburg Germany. He soon found himself in New York City working in fashion. He continues to become more multi-disciplined in his fields and is always looking for magic. 

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Russell Chandler Ford
Photographer

Russ was a floor trader on Wall Street.  In 2007 he and a friend from college - Reyn Soffe - started talking about how there was something lost in digital photography. The Avedon and Irving Penn days of creating smart, witty, beautiful imagery was gone. It has been their goal to bring back what was lost.

 

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Kate Lydon
Creative Director + Choreographer

Kate Lydon can’t remember a time when she didn’t dance. Her earliest memory is learning ballet’s 5 positions of the feet,at age 3 in her neighbor’s kitchen. At 15, she moved to NYC to study under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov. She is currently the Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theater Studio Company.

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Roberto Connolly
Animator + VFX Director

Roberto has led 100+ projects for brands like Sony, ADT, V8, Whole Foods, Miller, Cartoon Network, Miami Dolphins, James Hardie, Sauza. He founded Kasana in 2010, to bring the best design, animation and VFX talent in Argentina to the world, through a well-oiled remote workflow process. 

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Anton Marini
Technologist

Anton Marini is a video performance artist, software engineer, and educator. He has created award-winning software (Stereo3D CAT), industry video standards (Syphon), and mobile publishing platforms (Ultravisual). He has co-created plugins for After Effects, Premier, Final Cut Pro and Motion.

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Niko Courtelis
Creative Director + Director + Writer

Niko is a creative director, designer, filmmaker and partner of Portland-based PLAZM. He collects postage stamps, typewriters and vintage perforating machines, and uses them to make artistamps, mail and correspondence art. 

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Paul Miller
Producer

Paul Miller has produced films for three generations of elite directors and has garnered awards around the world. He teaches a producers master class at major film festivals and is actively producing and advising on film in the Middle East, Europe and the US.

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Tony Aiello
Mobile & Digital Strategist

Tony was co-founder and CEO of M-Give, the mobile pioneer that changed global philanthropy by developing text donations. They raised $40 million in $10 text donations. 

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David Gordon Green
Writer + Director

David Gordon Green is one of the leading writer/directors of his generation. He has had success with independent films, studio blockbusters, television and short form.

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Madeleine Smithberg &
Cheryl Brady (Mad Cow)
Showrunners

Best known for co-creating Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Madeleine was a driving force in television comedy before women were discovered to be funny. She is still innovating on a variety of fronts.

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Ron Fricke
Director

Ron is a director and cinematographer whose films Baraka and Samsara are among the most visually remarkable movies ever made.

 

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Adam Dolgins
Producer

Adam creates comedic reality shows and is an expert at producing short form programming across all platforms.

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Mike Heavers
Technologist

Mike is a web designer and interactive developer based in Brooklyn. He is particularly concerned with the overlap between the digital and physical worlds.

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Molly Mayeux
Producer
Since 1996, Molly Mayeux has produced over 20 motion pictures as well as countless media projects including web series, branded content, commercials and music videos. Many of her films have screened at the most prestigious film festivals around the world including Sundance, Toronto, Rotterdam and Cannes.

Ben Altarescu & Josh Chertoff
(Bows & Arrows)
Writers + Directors

Ben and Josh are Brooklyn based filmmakers whose films have played at Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca among other festivals. They make music videos, commercials, branded content, film & television. Above all things, they are storytellers.