Speaker Details

Full Name
Louise Smith
Company
Film Depot
Job Title
Producer
Biography
Louise Smith has been working in the production of television and feature films for over twenty years. She recently produced THE END for See-Saw Films, a 10 part series for Foxtel Australia, Sky UK and Showtime USA, starring Frances O’Connor and Dame Harriet Walter, written and created by Samantha Strauss.

She produced the feature film THE SQUARE, directed by Nash Edgerton and written by Joel Edgerton & Matthew Dabner which was nominated for 7 AFI / AACTA Awards. She co-produced (with Marian Macgowan) the feature film THE RAGE IN PLACID LAKE, written and directed by Tony McNamara and starring Ben Lee, Rose Byrne, Garry McDonald and Miranda Richardson. In 2016, Louise was an executive producer on the DANCE ACADEMY movie written by Samantha Strauss, and in 2017 she produced with Joanna Werner, the AACTA Award winning telemovie RIOT, written by Greg Waters for the ABC. Both DANCE ACADEMY and RIOT were directed by Jeffrey Walker.

Her work has screened at festivals such as SXSW, Sydney International Film Festival (In Competition), Telluride, Sundance, Aspen and Berlin and has been awarded honours by the Toronto Short Film Festival, Palm Springs, Melbourne International Film Festival and Puchon.
Roundtable topic
International co-productions and the importance of international partners in financing high end Australian drama.
Country (Address)
Australia
Louise Smith