Biography

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Tony Dean’s latest dark thriller (about an Air B’n’B serial killer) is in post-production.

Tony Dean Smith’s science-fiction thriller “VOLITION” is in post-production.  

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tony Dean Smith first fell in love with the moving image when, as a kid, he recognized he could reshape his world through the lens of his camera. Since moving to Vancouver, and after making numerous shorts as a teenager, as well as a pre-film-school feature film, Tony went on to become an award-winning film school graduate, which lead to him receiving the coveted Directors’ Guild of Canada “Kickstart” award. That prize funded his first 35mm short film, “Reflection,” a paranormal thriller, which played in numerous festivals around the world, earning five Leo Award nominations (including best picture and director) and winning first prize at Stephen Simon’s Spiritual Film Festival (producer of What Dreams May Come). He is in post-production on his new feature film, a science fiction psychological thriller entitled “Volition,” (co-wriitten with his brother, Ryan W. Smith) and has more recently directed a dark thriller about an Air B’n’B serial killer, which is also currently in post-production. In the past, Tony directed “Love Under The Rainbow” with Jodie Sweetin and David Haydn-Jones, three episodes of the Comedy Network series “Robson Arms,” as well as helming the pilot for the series “Health Nutz” and co-directing the coming of age comedy, “Summerhood.”  An avid film buff, Tony has also dedicated his mind to the craft of film editing.  He has edited features, indie-films and TV movies for NBC, Universal, Syfy, Hallmark, Lifetime and more recently with Neill Blomkamp.  He is represented by Barbara J. Bird at The Characters Agency.