Bio

Lewis Smithingham is a filmmaker who lives in New York City. When he’s not earning Guinness records with brands and filmmakers, he can be found scuba diving. 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, live tv and narrative cinema into a single form.

D&AD Wood Pencil 2019 - Foam Zone - Director
FWA of the Day - Foamzone Part 2 - Director
Webby Nominee 2019 - Foam Zone
D&AD Wood Pencil 2019 - Project Deadzone - DoP and Livestream Directing
Webby Nominee 2019 - Project Deadzone

Multiple Guinness World Records (Creative and Technical)

 

Clients

 

Awards & Festivals

D&AD Wood Pencil 2019 - Old Spice Foam Zone - Director
FWA of the Day - Old Spice Foam Zone
Webby Nominee 2019 - Foam Zone
D&AD Wood Pencil 2019 - Project Deadzone - Broadcast Director/DP
Webby Nominee 2019 - Xfinity Project Dead Zone
Addys Nation: 2x Gold - Xfinity Project Dead Zone
Addys SF - 2x Gold - Xfinity Project Deadzone
The One Show: 2x Merit - Xfinity Project Dead Zone
Art Directors Club NY: Merit - Xfinity Project Dead Zone


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

 

Press

Wonderland Magazine - My Mother the Flatiron
Eating Weird Cereal on the Travel Channel

American Cinematographer, Wired Magazine, Vanity Fair, Italian Vogue,  Six Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Vice Magazine, Spirit + Flesh Magazine, Kurv Magazine