Film Director | Visual Artist from Glasgow, Scotland

BFI Film Academy

Last week I was invited by BFI Film Academy to take part in one of their industry panels events. The event was for 16-19 year old aspiring filmmakers learning to take their scripts to screen. I sat on the panel alongside reps from Blazing Griffin, The Forest of Black, and Synchronicity Films. We each shared our personal stories on how we came to be film and tv makers, and offered tips on how to break into the industry. The strong consensus of the day was “When you love what you do - never give up.”  

The vibe was strong. A great feeling to be in sync with peoples’ passions and drive. And I loved speaking directly with the young filmmakers….each of whom seemed totally invested…..inspiring! Thank you to BFI for such a rewarding day and inviting me :)



Official Selection at London Short Film Festival 2019


OVER THE MOON to announce that SLAP has been selected for the BAFTA qualifying London Short Film Festival 2019!! The full LSFF 2019 programme and exact screening date will be announced on www.shortfilms.org.uk in December. 

SLAP is written, directed and produced by Simone Smith, and stars Charlotte McDougall.

Synopsis:
School, gum and teddy bears. An unsettling and surreal girl-pop tale about a nine year old feeling the pressures to fit in. Devoid of acceptance from her peers, Melissa’s mind unravels…

SLAP website 

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