Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Award winning Direction and Design of many commercials, music videos and idents in the UK, Europe and the USA.

In-house Creative Director/Consultant at a number of animation studios including Colossal Pictures, Wild Brain, Vinton Studios/Laika and ReelFX. Contributing to these studios during their transitions from short to long-form production.

Design, direction, story and project development with major motion picture studios including Walt Disney, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Turner Pictures, Nickelodeon, Sony, United Artists, EMI Films and Gaumont Studios.

Collaborating in development and production with directors. producers and artists such as Francis Ford Coppola, Oliver Stone, Zack Snyder, Paul McCartney, Queen, David Byrne, Yoshitaka Amano, Curtis Hanson, Gary Winick, Matt Groening, Harvey Weinstein, Henry Selick, and The Polksy Brothers.

Director and Producer for 1001 Nights, a 23 minute BAFTA nominated theatrical release, screened with live performance from The Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Director for The Black Frieghter, a 20 minute film to go with and be cut into the Zack Snyder feature The Watchmen.

Designed all the characters for the Laika Studios feature The Boxtrolls.

Work by Mike Smith