Make sure to check out our next podcast where we’ll be talking about the incredible film about the elite music conservatory. Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, who wants to be on top of the music world. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his unorthodox teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man’s life.
Kent Smith is no stranger to the set, he has worked behind the camera on many different Hollywood productions including shows like Homeland, Mr. Mercedes, and Outcast as well as movies such as Max, Tusk, and American Animals. Over the years, he has developed his own style of making people feel comfortable in front of the camera.
His interest in film started at an early stage by staying up late and consuming movies. He then turned this love of storytelling into screenplays about situations that could actually happen in real life. The first feature film that Kent directed and co-wrote, The Last Passport, went on to win Best Director and Best Actor at the Solstice Film Festival in Minneapolis. His latest short film which he directed, wrote, produced, edited, MIKE, has been on the film festival circuit, winning six best film awards and nominated for six more. He also directed another short comedy film called Little Package which is taking the festival circuit by surprise, and has already won Best Comedy Short and the Audience Award at film festivals.
When Kent is not on a Hollywood set, he can be found directing national and international commercials for some of the biggest companies around the world. Kent has worked for Shell, Electrolux, Hooters, Pepsi, Cato Fashions, and many more.
He currently has three feature films in the works at different stages in the comedy and horror genres, plus a feature-length documentary that’s in production.
He is also one of the Host on the Adult Beverage Film Podcast.