Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Star City Studios
Director, Editor, Screenwriter and Unit Production Manager

Abingdon, Virginia

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March 2013
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About Robert

Writer/Director/Editor with 20+ years in the industry, Rob is well versed in production management, and particularly enjoys the role of Director, AD, UPM, DP, or editor.

Rob has written 19 original screenplays, mostly romance comedies, science fiction, and drama, dozens of commercials, and a hand full of corporate pieces. Rob also wrote, directed, recorded and/or produced local broadcast television shows, weekly cable TV programs, weekly TV broadcasts, dozens of events, lecture series, educational or instructional videos, more than a dozen docs and has worked on 5 independent feature films. He now teaches, writes and edits in Final Cut or Adobe CS, though he prefers working with Adobe products: Premier & After FX.

Rob loves improv and likes to rehearse with actors before a shoot, directing. As AD, Rob keeps the momentum going in a friendly flow of activity; and as DP, Rob has shot thousands of hours of footage in many circumstances for many clients, including run n gun horror, studio sessions, sound stages, chroma screens, in a blizzard and weather events, and lived to tell the story.

Rob will travel, or can edit on a state-of-the-art computer via high speed fiber optics internet connection. Oh, and did I mention I'l a writer?
Send me an email: starcitystudios at yahoo.

Unique traits: I can operate any piece of equipment, am telepathic and can herd cats .

Loglines

  • Save the Farm

    Save the Farm Comedy Family Romance Catherine Cox, a sophisticated city girl, returns home to the mountains of Virginia to sell the family farm but changes her mind.

  • 2084

    2084 Adventure Drama Family Romance Sci-fi Thriller “2084” a 10-hour miniseries about the USA in 2084. Reminiscent of 1984, this mini-series is about lovers who try to escape from their totalitarian police state via an underground railroad. They are caught, reconditioned, and play a pivotal part in the evil empire's downfall.

  • Max Jazz

    Max Jazz Action Crime Family Fantasy Romance Sci-fi "Max Jazz" is a pilot for a series. Max is an intergalactic private eye who travels to exotic places in his space ship. Surrounded by lovely women, Max solves momentous cases for 5K a day and expenses.

  • Lacon

    Lacon Action Adventure Family Romance Sci-fi “Lacon" is a character driven romance comedy about a sexy sales rep & brash scar-faced space captain who crash-land on an alien planet and are forced to flee across country on his hover Harley.

  • Jeannette: Portrait of a Vampire

    Jeannette: Portrait of a Vampire Film-noir Horror Thriller "Jeannette: Portrait of a Vampire" is a black comedy/horror film about a vengeful vampire who just wants to be loved, but just can't seem to find a faithful man.

  • Black & White

    Black & White Action Drama "Black & White" is a character driven film noir, a drama about 2 brothers and a femme fatale' who go on a crime spree because--well what else is there to do on a Saturday night in a police state?

  • Hadnot Creek

    Hadnot Creek Family Horror "Hadnot Creek" is a ghost story about dysfunctional family which is plagued by ghosts from the past who keep them on the farm and control their lives.

  • Star Furnace

    Star Furnace Family Romance Sci-fi "Star Furnace" is a romance comedy about two research scientists who fall in love on a space factory orbiting the sun in Mercury's L-3. Together, they foil a religions maniac's plot to take over the station.

  • Escape from Jupiter

    Escape from Jupiter Action Crime Family Sci-fi “Escape from Jupiter” is the story of a lone space man who is pursued across the solar system by maniacal military police, a man who just wants to go home to Earth.

  • Strawberry Fields Forever

    Strawberry Fields Forever Comedy Family Romance "Strawberry Fields Forever" is a character driven romance comedy about couple from the city who buys a run-down strawberry farm and makes it work, with help from a wacky local personalities and a parody on US culture.

  • The Entrepreneur

    The Entrepreneur Comedy Romance Sci-fi "The Entrepreneur" is a character driven romance comedy about a factory worker who develops a commercial scale free energy device financed by Mafia gangsters.

  • Heartland

    Heartland Drama Experimental Romance Heartland is a pilot for a web series set in the heartland where hydrofracking causes deep rifts in the community. Real people live, love, and make hard choices in the small town, with a surreal-reality TV look.

Awards

  • New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in Los Angeles
    (2006)

  • Medallion Award, 58th annual Virginia Public Relations Awards
    (2005)

  • Silver ADDY, Western Virginia
    (2005)

  • Special Merit Award, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
    (2004)

Education

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