Margaret S. E. Smith

Margaret S. E. Smith

Screenwriter, author and actor in Gainesville, Florida

About Margaret

Maggie was raised a passionate storyteller in a family of bards and musicians, so it isn't too surprising she wrote her first story in the form of song at age four. Eventually, her passions turned to four goals: experiencing everything, learning everything, feeling what it's like to be everyone, and reading every book in the library. She still strives to accomplish the first three goals, but once she realized that there were strange people called writers who kept putting more books in the library faster than she could read them, she changed her fourth goal to becoming one of those mysterious people.

Always hungry for experiences to fuel her imagination, Maggie has walked a myriad of life-paths, including that of scientist, actor, art director, and tarologist – just to name a few. She draws from her experiences and dreams to create dramatically evocative, sometimes humorously surreal tales (usually of the Speculative Fiction variety) in film, short story, comic book, animation, and poetic form.

Maggie earned a BFA in Creative Writing, as well as an Associates in Graphic Design. She's been published in The Aviator E-Zine, where she won the 2012 Editor's Choice Award for Short Fiction, and has been hired for several projects by KW Film Studios, including as co-creator and screenwriter for their Horror/Science Fiction series, “BloodType” – an official selection at the 2014 Film-Com.

Maggie's inner four-year-old continues to passionately dream, exploring the evolving world of new-media storytelling


Name: Margaret S. E. Smith

Lives in: Gainesville, Florida

Occupation: Screenwriter, Author, Actor and Performance Coach

Awards

  • Course Director's Award: Storyboarding, Animation & Comics
    (2014)

  • Cousre Director's Award: Children's Entertainment
    (2013)

  • Course Director's Award: Transmedia Writing
    (2013)

  • Course Director's Award: Creative Writing Research
    (2012)

  • Editor's Choice Award, The Aviator Literary Magazine
    (2012)

  • Course Director's Award: Literary Techniques & Story Developement
    (2012)

  • Course Director's Award: Digital Audio Design
    (2011)

  • Best Supporting Female Actor, High Springs Community Theater
    (2006)

  • Phi Theta Kappa
    (2003)

  • Dean's Honor List, Santa Fe College
    (2003)

  • 16th Annual Florida Print Award
    (2002)

  • Art Scholarship Award, Santa Fe College
    (1996)

  • National Dean's Honor List
    (1994)

Projects

  • Blood Type (Pre-Production)

    Blood Type (Pre-Production) (2014)
    Television by Black Scorpion Films / Kevin Wayne Entertainment Screenwriter, Co-Creator

  • Twilight Cabaret

    Twilight Cabaret (2003)
    Print by Hippodrome State Theatre Graphic Designer

  • Dance Fantasque

    Dance Fantasque (2003)
    Print by Gainesville Ballet Theatre Graphic Designer

  • Elements of Style

    Elements of Style (2003)
    Print by Santa Fe Summer Dance Institute Graphic Designer

  • Survivors Art Exhibit

    Survivors Art Exhibit (2003)
    Print by University of Florida Artist

  • Alacua County Business of the Year Awards Luncheon

    Alacua County Business of the Year Awards Luncheon (2003)
    Print by Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Grapahic Designer

  • Survivors Art Exhibit

    Survivors Art Exhibit (2002)
    Print by University of Florida Artist

  • Solo Art Exhibition

    Solo Art Exhibition (2000)
    Print by Books, Inc. Art Gallery Solo Artist

  • Winterfest:

    Winterfest: (1992)
    Theater by HCC of Brandon, Gary Phelps, director Roberta

  • Eckerd Drugs Industrial Film,

    Eckerd Drugs Industrial Film, (1992)
    Film (short) Irish Cleaning Woman

Education

  • Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL) BFA Creative Writing for Entertainment
    (2012-2014)

  • Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL), BS Graphic Design
    (2010-2012)

  • Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL), AS Graphic Design
    (2001-2003)

  • Florida School of the Arts (Palatka, FL), AS Theater
    (1993-1994)

  • Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL), BFA Creative Writing for Entertainment
    (2012-2014)

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