Freelance filmmaker based in Durham, North East England.

I’m a freelance filmmaker based in Durham, North East England. 

I produce videos and multimedia projects for cultural, non-profit and educational organisations.

I also work regularly on factual projects as a self-shooting producer/director and cameraperson. 

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Matt with historian and broadcaster Janina Ramirez while filming in Durham Cathedral

Matt with historian and broadcaster Janina Ramirez while filming in Durham Cathedral

“The best self-shooting director I know in the North. I adore Matt’s films.”
— Janina Ramirez, cultural historian, broadcaster and author
Dan Draper, director of critically acclaimed feature documentary 'Nature of the Beast'

Dan Draper, director of critically acclaimed feature documentary 'Nature of the Beast'

“Matt’s dedication and enthusiasm towards his work is truly evident in the images he captures - an invaluable trait.”
— Dan Draper, director (Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast)
Matt James Smith

Matt James Smith

Education

My educational background is in Fine Art, specifically experimental film, video art and photography. My academic and practical research explored notions of factual representation and 'documentary truth' in lens-based media. I have a practice-led PhD in lens-based media and continue to pursue my own creative projects and research interests in the documentary field.

See more via my LinkedIn profile

DBS certified and fully insured

I hold a clean 2018 DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check certificate, which can be viewed online upon request.

I am insured for Public Liability up to £5,000,000 and for Professional Indemnity up to £1,000,000