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David Vincent Smith – Good Night
David Vincent Smith
David Vincent Smith is an award-winning Western Australian writer and director. His latest proof of concept short film I’M NOT HURTING YOU premiered at the Sydney Film Festival and screened at numerous local and international film festivals, including Flickerfest and Austin Film Festival. The feature script, HE AIN’T HEAVY, was awarded West Coast Visions production funding and the the team have been working with script editor Lynne Vincent McCarthy (THE NIGHTINGALE, RELIC) on the latest draft. David’s other accolades include FEATHERWEIGHT (written by David and directed by Sam Lara), which screened at Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Flickerfest and more; his short film WE WERE HERE was awarded Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Actress at the WA Screen Awards. He’s also recently received funding to write two new movies, the science fiction film THE JESUS MACHINE and SALINA, a period witch film with co-writer Jess Parker. Recently, David directed three artistic videos for the WA Museum to celebrate its opening and directed the headline act, BILYA BENEATH, for Perth’s International Art Festival.