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Naomi Smyth

Public bio

Naomi Smyth is a filmmaker with 8 years camera and editing experience on broadcast docs, promos and corporates- including camera credits on Cutting Edge, More4 and BBC1. Since 2006 she self-funded, shot and cut her debut feature, 'Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal', to be released in 2011 with Future Artists. Other directing credits include a series of 20 10-minute films called 'The Arrivals Project', to be launched by CEMVO SouthWest in June 2011 (Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations), each about an individual who moved the the Southwest UK from another country between 5 and 45 years ago. 'Night In Easton' was a Heritage Lottery Funded project for which Naomi directed and cut a 40m documentary called 'Easton Voices' while mentoring a group of project participants with a wide variety of filmmaking experience from none to professional. Naomi was also the chief creator of performance documentation for experimental theatre circus company The Invisible Circus (www.invisiblecircus.co.uk) between 2006 and 2010, which involved recruiting and directing camera teams of up to 5 per night, archiving footage and editing promos of each show. Naomi is now seeking feedback, funding and the support of a broad professional network as she prepares to create her next documentary 'How to Survive the Future': www.dailymotion.com/video/xhxain_how-to-survive-the-future-taster-2011_shortfilms