Derek Smith - film maker 
 
Documentaries

RECENT FILMS


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GASCOYNE LIVES

VICTORY'S CHILDREN 

DAVE PEARSON To Byzantium 

Set against impending change , we reflect on the first 50 years of a model housing estate in Hackney . Why was their community so strong  and why was it so  important as social housing ? Residents past and present tell the story.
A post war story of Britain seen through the eyes of 12 children photographed on VE Day 1945  
The inspiring struggle by friends and relatives to preserve the work and studio  of Britain's most prolific painter who left 20,000 pieces of work over a lifetime of creativity . 

THE NOISE 

A PRIDE JOB ​

AN EXILE IN PARADISE

I  track down workers from the site of Mrs Thatcher's famous walk in the wilderness and uncover a lost world of  skills, togetherness and  pride 
A  three part series follows Artist and poet Edward Lear's epic 1848 trail across the Southern Balkans 
Made with Frampton Park Youth Club using amateur hand held cameras , young people's  views on  drugs in Hackney 

 ​​​​​​​​​​EARLIER  WORK

Clips including Heartsounds Uganda , mental health service users from London's East end meet their counterparts in Uganda