Samantha Smith is an award-winning writer and director born and raised in southern Mississippi. She developed a love for storytelling as a child, and went on to study film at Columbia College Chicago where she earned a BA in Film Directing.
Since then, Samantha has made several films, the latest being a narrative short titled These Wild Things. Her previous short film Si was awarded “Best Short Film” and “Best Cinematography” at the International Kids Film Festival in Brazil, and was also featured on “The Short of the Month." Si is currently being distributed by KIDS FIRST! Film Festival which is an organization that showcases new and classic children's films.
Her short film Porcelain is also being distributed throughout the 2015-2016 year on The Kaleidoscope Kid's TV Network and recently won the Jury Award at the Boston Independent Film Festival.
Her other films have screened at The New Filmmakers New York, The Chicago's Reeling32, The New Orleans International Film Festival and many more. As her shorts continue making their way through the festival circuit, Samantha is currently developing her first narrative feature film, Little Lying Wild.