Lewis Smithingham is a filmmaker who lives in New York City. He has gained international recognition for his early adoption of VR film production having shot a number of projects with Nokia’s OZO as well as work with Phantom, Jaunt and custom rigs.  He most recently was VR Supervisor and Editor for Doug Liman’s VR series Invisible which will be released later this year.   Prior to working in VR he worked as a bullet time technician and a concert tour videographer. He is a graduate of Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School. As a director, he is interested creating hybrid forms that meld experimental film, documentary and narrative cinema into a single form.

Clients Include:
Google, Conde Naste, Conan, Old Spice, Samsung, ESPN, Discovery Channel, MTV, History Channel, Nike, American Express, Venus Razors, Hyundai, Corona Light, Nautica, David Yurman, J. Lo Perfume, La Prarie, Juicy Juice, NYFC, Arbonne Cosmetics, Almay Cosmetics, Macy's, Barney's NY, Elena Miro,, and more.

Work Featured in Print:
American Cinematographer, Wired Magazine, Vanity Fair, Italian Vogue,  Six Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Vice Magazine, Spirit + Flesh Magazine, Kurv Magazine

Awards & Festivals

Xfinity Film Festival Collective 2015 (OnDemand)
Raindance Film Festival 2013 - In Competition for
Best Documentary Short Film
Montreal World Film Festival 2013
Revelation Perth Australia Film Festival 2013
CineSeptiembre Mexico Film Festival 2013
Toronto International Film Festival 2011 (w/ Guy Maddin)
Atlanta International Airport 2012 - Screened for 1 year
Atlanta Film Festival 2012
Independent Filmmaker Showcase '12 - Best Experimental Film
Athens International Film + Video Festival 2012
Raindance Film Festival 2011
Seattle True Independent Film Festival '09 - Best Music Video

Selected Press

Wonderland Magazine - My Mother the Flatiron
Spirit + Flesh Magazine - Making Jeanne
Huffington Post - Larry & His Flask Music Video
Orlando Weekly - The Greatest Story Ever Told: the Briefs
Eating Weird Cereal on the Travel Channel

Using Format