Director. Writer. Producer. Storyteller.
Arthur "Artii" Smith is an experienced filmmaker who’s produced, written and directed a variety of visual content stretching across the Film, Television, Digital, and Commercial production industry. Artii is a Winner of Fox’s 2017 Millennial Voices Pitch Competition, a 2nd Place National Finalist of Gentleman Jack’s Real to Reel Competition, a 2nd place Winner for Best Short Film at the 2018 AT&T Create-A-Thon, a Roadmap Writer’s Diversity Fellow, a Greenhouse Arts & Media Creative Writing Lab Fellow, and a Quarter-Finalist of Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Competition. He has not only proven he can direct captivating films but can also write engaging pieces that provide the framework for his work.
Artii has directed and written seven short films primarily in the scripted narrative space, and a feature film “Lilin’s Brood”, which received great reviews and coverage from various publications such as iHorror.com and MoviePilot.com. He has also produced over 55+ episodes of live television for Revolt Media & TV, and produced/production managed unscripted docu-style digital content for brands such as Toyota, Boost Mobile, Intel, Honda, Pandora Jewelry, and Coors Banquet.
Artii holds a Master’s in Film and Television Producing from New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, where he discovered his passion for writing and directing stories. Since then, Artii has been hard at work creating content surrounded around multi-cultural characters that truly represent his unique perspective. In his work, he aims to show that no matter what race or color you are we all experience the same struggles, hardships, and joys. Artii is dedicated to telling stories that mirror and pay homage to the community he comes from and he works tirelessly to make sure the unique characters he puts on screen break cultural stereotypes in an effort to truly represent the authentic voices of people that make-up this big beautiful world.
Awards & Fellowships
"Don't Try This Alone", Grand Prize for Best Short Film
Marina Del Rey Film Festival, 2020
"Don't Try This Alone", Award of Excellence
Global Shorts Awards, 2020
"Office Sweats", National Finalist
Gentleman Jack's Real to Reel Competition, 2018
"The Perfect Candidate"
2nd Place Winner of Best Short Film
Los Angeles AT&T Create-A-Thon, 2018
"Blackout" & "Lost in Manhattan", Second Rounder,
"Lost in Manhattan", Top 100 (Feature or TV Pilot),
Winner, Millennial Voices Pitch Competition
21st Century Fox , Fox 2000, 2017
Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, 2017
Creative Writing Fellow
Greenhouse Arts & Media Creative Writing Lab, 2017
Roadmap Writer's, 2016