Othniel Smith

Othniel Smith

Screenwriter and Director

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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About Othniel

Othniel Smith - writer.

His previous work for television includes eight episodes of “The Story Of Tracy Beaker” and two episodes of “Kerching” (both CBBC); 3 episodes of “Tati’s Hotel” (CITV); and the short film “Say It” for BBC Wales/It’s My Shout (2013).

He has written three plays for BBC Radio Four: “Sanctified” (1993), “Thank-You For Talking To Me Africa” (1994), “Man Talk” (2001); and two for BBC Radio Wales: “To The Limit” (1993) and “Fight Of The Century” (2002).

His work for theatre includes “Giant Steps” (Made In Wales: Oval House, London and Chapter, Cardiff, 1998); the co-written “The Exquisite Corpse” (True/Fiction Theatre:Wales Millennium Centre, Edinburgh Fringe, 2008; Southwark Playhouse, 2009); and “See The Glory which received a reading during Talawa’s “Manz Like Me” season, Young Vic, London, 2008).

His films can be seen on http://www.vimeo/othniel



  • Love's Philosophy

    Love's Philosophy (2018)
    Film Director

  • The Emperor of Ice Cream

    The Emperor of Ice Cream (2015)
    Film (Short) Director The classic poem by Wallace Stevens.

  • The Want of Intimacy

    The Want of Intimacy (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer A number of people reflect on loneliness, regret and emotional breakdown.

  • Made in Wales

    Made in Wales (2013)
    Television (Drama) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf

    Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama and War) Director A modernist poem by Virginia Woolf, visualized using images from the Prelinger Archive.

  • King Horse

    King Horse (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer A troubled woman. A lonely man. Two phones. An awkward conversation.

  • To a Young Poet

    To a Young Poet (2010)
    Video (Documentary, Short and Drama) Director An adaptation of the poem 'To A Young Poet' by Welsh writer R. S. Thomas (1913-2000), made entirely using found audio and video from the Prelinger Archive.

  • Charismatic

    Charismatic (2008)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer Two lost, ranting people find a moment of communication.

  • Hilltop Hospital

    Hilltop Hospital (1999)
    Television (Animation, Family, Drama and Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Tati's Hotel

    Tati's Hotel
    TV Series Writer

  • The Story of Tracy Beaker

    The Story of Tracy Beaker
    TV Series Writer

  • Kerching!

    TV Series Writer

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