ANDY TAYLOR SMITH

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Andy Taylor Smith Film Director

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Andy has a unique approach to filmmaking where he utilises delicate, lyrical and conceptual viewpoints. Originally training and working as an artist and photographer, Andy graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall, UK in 1999 with a first class honours degree and a published monograph of his work. This background gave him the foundation for his work today and serves him to interpret a story in a highly visual way, with sensitivity and empathy towards his characters.

Andy has directed several acclaimed campaigns for clients such as VW, Guinness, Variety, Central Office of Information, Patek Phillippe and Street Smart. He has also directed multiple award winning films, including: ‘This Chair Is Not Me’ which won top awards at Silverdocs, LA, Sheffield DocFest, Supershorts, and was nominated for best British Film by the UK Film Council and was runner up in the best film category at the prestigious Cinema-Eye losing out to the late Tim Hetherington.

This was followed with ‘I Can Smell The Cordite’ and ‘If Himmler Played Guitar’ both of which screened at over 40 festivals worldwide and scooping several awards on the way including a recommendation by the British Film Council as films “not to be missed”

‘80,000 Christmas Lights’ was commissioned by Film London for the Dickens bicentenary celebrations, this premiered to critical acclaim at the BFI South Bank and is now part of an exclusive touring package with the British Council, educating communities internationally on the works and themes of Charles Dickens.