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Peter Marshall Smith is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from UCLA, he co-founded Lasrever, an independent production company. He has directed multiple award winning short films, and was the principal director/editor of "The Underground", a progressive variety show on LA36. His latest directorial effort, Lost Weekend, is a darkly comedic short film that premiered at the 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival and was featured as part of the opening night program at the 2019 Arpa International Film Festival. Peter also served as a producer and editor for a feature length documentary entitled, Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas, which won Best Foreign Film and the Golden Palm Award at the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival, and is now available in French on ARTE VOD.
Film (Crime) Writer A prodigal son, on the run with the woman he loves, turns to a life of crime as an enforcer for a notorious loan shark, his father.
Film by Lasrever (Comedy) Director / Editor / DP A rock star awakens in a strange woman's bedroom in the Hollywood Hills. To complicate matters, the woman is married, her dog is missing and her butler has dreams of stardom. As events unravel, hi-jinks ensue.
Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas
Film by The Underground Documentary Group (Documentary) Producer / Lead Editor A deep dive into the violent world of the Tupamaros -- leftist vigilantes that patrol the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, fighting gangsters, government forces and even themselves.
Film by Lasrever (Western and Short) Director / Editor / Co-Writer Exchanging lead for soul always comes with a cost. Jury Winner 48 Hour Film Project Los Angeles 2010.
Year of the Rabbit
Film by Lasrever (Sci-Fi and Short) Writer / Director / Editor Welcome to a brave new world where a multinational telecommunications conglomerate has developed an online 3D cyberspace with an advanced optical interface, allowing the user to see and interact with a virtual reality.
Bolivia: Don't Tread on Me
Film by The Underground (Documentary and Short) Co-Director / Editor The recent election of Bolivia's first indigenous president has provoked rich landowners to secede from the central government.
All Fired Up
Film by The Underground (Documentary and Short) Co-Director / Editor An elderly veteran of the civil rights movement who marched with Martin Luther King, details her experience with racial segregation as a youth in the midst of the historical election of the first African American president.
Nicaragua: A Dying Generation
Film by The Underground (Documentary and Short) Producer / Editor In 2006, Nicaragua banned all forms of abortion including therapeutic abortions, which are operations to save the mother's life, after a furious campaign by the Catholic Church. The new law also established jail sentences of 6 to 30 years for women who terminate their pregnancies and doctors who perform the procedure. As a result, the deaths of women who have had "back alley abortions" have skyrocketed infuriating human and women's rights groups all over the world. It is somewhat ironic that Nicaragua's leftist government approved the law. However, this was largely due to their attempts to appease the powerful Catholic Church in exchange for the church's support for their anti-poverty measures. The Underground went to Nicaragua in 2008 to film interviews with the families of the victims, human rights groups, representatives of the Catholic Church, and government officials - this short documentary is the result. Since then this film has been used by several human rights groups as ... Written by Matt Weinglass
Film by Lasrever (Action, Crime and Short) Writer / Director / Editor The murder of an elite assassin has broken a long-standing peace between the Cartel and the Yakuza. Now the son of the Street Samurai has taken up his sword, with a mission to find his father's murderers and make them pay in kind.
Film by Lasrever (Thriller and Short) Director / Editor A con-woman draws her mark into a dangerous blackmail scheme with deadly consequences.
Freaks Like Us
Film by The Underground (Documentary and Short) Producer / Editor The Highway to Change. A non-stop drag out 15-hour road trip, from the California deserts through the Colorado Rockies to the Democratic National Convention of 2008.
Sadly, Too Late
Film by Lasrever (Comedy and Short) Director / Editor At Jane's video store, it's all mixed together. At Tristan's coffee shop, there are things that don't mix. When she asks him out, is it the beginning of some Mom & Pop business?
Who You Know
Film by Lasrever (Comedy and Short) Director / Editor / DP They say making it in LA is not about talent, it's about who you know. Well, Who You Know, follows the lives of 7 eccentric artists and 1 regular guy trying to sell out stadiums without selling out, trying to get laid without getting screwed, and trying to live and love in L.A. without going (even more) insane. Who You Know takes an intimate and scary-honest look at the L.A. you never see, the L.A. that no one in their right mind would ever fantasize about. Who You Know isn't about getting off the bus from Omaha and being handed a contract role on a soap opera by the biggest producer in town because, "you've got that special something, kid." Not even close. Written by Ernessa T. Carter
Television by The Underground (Documentary) Writer / Director / Editor / DP The goal is to promote thought, and rattle the institutional cages that say there's no such thing as quality underground television.
In Memory of Rusty
Film by Lasrever (Drama and Short) Director / Editor / DP A special kind of family film. The dysfunctional kind.
Film by Lasrever (Crime and Short) Co-Writer / Director / Editor Wireless Internet security is a combination of prevention, detection, and response. Although barriers exist, there are ways through them. Hackers find those ways. One hacker has devised an exploit to pull off the largest bank heist in history - 2.5 billion dollars netted in 77 lines of code - all by way of the internet, where information is at your fingertips, but wisdom is out of reach. Written by Lasrever
Honor Among Thieves
Film by Lasrever (Thriller and Short) Co-Writer / Director / Editor Two thieves, in love with money and the same woman, clip Vegas with a sophisticated system of button cameras, wireless transmitters, and listening devices. They take the casino for enough to incur its wrath and become the targets of revenge, even among each other. Written by Lasrever
Here It Comes
Film (Drama and Short) Director / Co-Editor A lyrical examination of a young, reckless kid who can't communicate with his mother. The choices he makes in life, he makes unconsciously, but they still have deadly consequences.
GT Academy USA
TV Series Editorial department
Best Documentary Feature, Los Angeles Film Awards '17 (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)
Golden Palm Award & Best Foreign Film, Beverly Hills Film Festival (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)
Best Feature Documentary UK Film Festival (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)
Golden Lion for Best Documentary, Barcelona International Film Festival (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)
Silver Palm Award for Best Documentary, Mexico Intl Film Festival (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)
Cannes Bronze Lion for Branded Entertainment (as editor of GT Academy S2)
Cannes Gold Lion for Branded Entertainment (as editor of GT Academy S1)
Gold Pencil at One Show (as editor of GT Academy S1)
Best Next Award AICP/Next Show (as editor of GT Academy S1)
Jury award for "Widowmaker" Best of 48 Hour Film Project LA
Best Acting ensemble and Best Cinematography for "In Memory of Rusty" 48 Hour Film Project LA