Tony Dean Smith

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Tony Dean Smith (born 12 October 1977) is a screenwriter, director and editor for film and television.

Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

An award-winning graduate of the Vancouver Film School, he was selected to be one of five directors for the Directors Guild of Canada 'KickStart' 2003 program, resulting in awards and accolades for his film, Reflection.

Smith has directed numerous episodes for the television series Robson Arms , written and directed the Whistler Webisodes and co-directed the comedy Summerhood (written and directed by Jacob Medjuck).

He is the director and co-writer of the science-fiction feature film Volition . [1] [2] [3]

As a picture editor for film, TV and music videos, Smith's editing has received awards, nominations and numerous festival entries.

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  1. August 29; reflects, 2019 at 06:39 Electric Shadows; says, rounds-up the 2019 Arrow Video FrightFest (27 August 2019). "Will Power: Tony Dean Smith Talks Volition". Electric Shadows. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. Hughes, Kat (24 August 2019). "'Volition' Review: Dir Tony Dean Smith [Frightfest 2019]". THN - The Hollywood News. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  3. Hughes, Kat (5 August 2019). "Spotlight on Frightfest 2019: Filmmakers Tony Dean Smith and Ryan W. Smith Discuss 'Volition'". THN - The Hollywood News. Retrieved 7 April 2020.