Derek Smith - film maker 
 
Documentaries
About Me
 
A substantial body of authored films and projects having  produced over 100 broadcast documentaries including subjects as contrasting as  Lucian Freud, John Tavener and The Dalai Lama. Many Royal Television Society regional awards and New York Festivals medals . Part of the team that won the first BP Arts Award.  My series on artist Edward Lear ran for four years on SkyArts. 
 
More recently, inspired by family  snapshots  is a major ongoing project gathering testimonies and images from working class communities that are disappearing from living memory  my films are often linked to major exhibitions. 
 
"The Lost Communities of Industrial Teesside."  is a touring exhibition of my photographs 

The Arts Council commissioned  a documentary about my photography called  " Return Journey "               https://youtu.be/nzzO8tsO-FU    

I am  a director of Lear Productions  :   www.learproductions.com      and 
RS Productions                                              :   www.rsproductions.co.uk 
 
 
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