Matt James Smith is a freelance filmmaker based in Durham, North East England. He produces videos and multimedia projects for cultural and educational organisations in the region. He also works regularly on documentary projects as a self-shooting producer/director, DOP and camera operator (view kit list).

 Matt James Smith

Matt James Smith


“The best self shooting director I know in the North. I adore Matt’s films.”
— Janina Ramirez, cultural historian, broadcaster and author
 Matt with historian and broadcaster Janina Ramirez while filming in Durham Cathedral

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

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

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


Some organisations Matt has worked with:


DBS Certified and Fully INSURED

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

He is insured for Public Liability up to £5,000,000 and for Professional Indemnity up to £1,000,000


Education

Matt's educational background is in Fine Art - specifically experimental film, video art and fine art photography. His academic and practical research explored notions of factual representation and 'documentary truth' in lens-based media. 

See more via Matt's LinkedIn profile