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Mark Smyth

Film + TV Director

DIRECTORS

Filmography
  • Will It Be a Kind God? (In Development)
    TBD — Feature Film
  • Fair City
    2021-2022 — TV Series 21 × — 25 mins
  • The Bridge
    2019 — Short Film — 15 mins
  • Everything Looks Better in the Sunshine
    2019 — Short Film — 13 mins
  • Leap of Faith
    2017 — Short Film — 14 mins
  • Phoenix Park
    2017 — Short Film — 11 mins
  • Soulless
    2015 — Short Film — 22 mins
Awards
  • 2022 — Winner
    Irish Film Festa — Audience Award. The Bridge
  • 2021 — Nominee
    Kinsale Shark Awards — Best Director. Praying on a Gamble
  • 2020 — Winner
    OFFline Film Festival — Audience Award. The Bridge
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Foyle Film Festival — Best Irish Short. The Bridge
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Emerging Director Awards — Best Short Film. The Bridge
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival — Best Comedy. Everything Looks Better in the Sunshine
  • 2019 — Winner
    The Richard Harris International Film Festival — Newport Beach Competition. The Bridge
  • 2019 — Nominee
    The Richard Harris International Film Festival — Best Midwest Film. Everything Looks Better in the Sunshine
  • 2018 — Winner
    Underground Cinema Awards — Best Editor. Leap of Faith
  • 2018 — Winner
    Spookscreen Film Festival — Jury Prize. Leap of Faith
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Kinsale Shark Awards — Best Irish Short Film. Leap of Faith
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Emerging Directors Awards — Best Short Film. Leap of Faith
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Belfast Film Festival — Best Short Film. Leap of Faith
  • 2017 — Winner
    Clones Film Festival — Francie Award. Leap of Faith
  • 2017 — Winner
    Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival — Best Irish Short Film. Leap of Faith
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Foyle Film Festival — Best Irish Short. Leap of Faith
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Kerry Film Festival — Best Short. Leap of Faith

Mark Smyth is a multi award winning writer/director from Ireland with a love for collaboration, visual storytelling and the element of surprise. Mark focuses on blending the magic of life with heartfelt realism through colourful and cinematic genre stories with diverse, empathetic and at times misunderstood characters in the frame.

Mark’s work has screened at film festivals across the globe, scooping numerous awards and nominations along the way. His films have been distributed and licensed worldwide; selling to several international broadcast and digital platforms including HBO, AerLingus and RTÉ. Mark currently works as a freelance director on RTÉ’s continuing drama TV series ‘Fair City’ and is in development of his debut sci/fi drama feature film ‘Will It Be a Kind God?’.