Deidra Tyree Smith

Deidra Tyree Smith

Actor, Photographer (Still) and Director of Photography

Atlanta, Georgia

Member Since:
May 2016
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About Deidra

I have two sides to my persona. The Performer and the Observer. The performer is a child of the stage, who has always loved being the center of attention, while the observer carried around a purple polaroid taking pictures from age 4 till it broke. At age 18, the performer landed an intern position in Los Angeles, CA as student Anchor/Reporter on Channel One's Student Produced Week with Lisa Ling as a mentor. At the same time, the observer diligently captured footage and put together her reel. These two personality traits would help me throughout my extensive education in dance, theater, tv/film and video, and history from the University of Oklahoma; where I graduated with honors and took part in multiple organizations like Film and Video Club President and Marketing & PR Coordinator for the Women's Outreach Center. They would also prove to be valuable during my experience as an international student abroad in France, where I organized events and activities through teaching dance, yoga classes and helping to produce a variety show.
After returning to the states and moving to Atlanta, I began working as a professional photographer, freelance choreographer and actress. Then, I pursued and achieved two Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Sculpture from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia.

Now, I continue to pursue my passions behind the camera as a Photographer and independent Cinematographer, though I also remain open to opportunities in front of the camera.




  • Slaw

    Slaw (2016)
    Film (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Two "foodie" brothers kidnap and torture those who ruin their "dining experience".

  • The Miki Howard Story

    The Miki Howard Story (2016)
    Film (Biography) Art department Story of Miki Howard, an American R&B and Jazz singer, whose hits include "Ain't Nobody Like You" and "Ain't Nuthin' in the World."

  • The Worst 48

    The Worst 48 (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer After an amazing night of fun and passion, Robert awakes to find the girl of his dreams has died. In order to figure his way out of this jam, he decides to do the only logical thing. He calls his friends.

  • The Intruder

    The Intruder (2015)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A demented burglar is accidentally trapped when his victims return home early from a night out.

  • Message from Beyond

    Message from Beyond (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department An attempt to contact the dead results in a bizarre message from beyond.

  • Tafkadts

    Tafkadts (2013)
    Film (Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • 12 Minutes

    12 Minutes (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Horror) Costume and Wardrobe Department A celebration of science is derailed by the delivery of a mysterious package.

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