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Charlie Hill-Smith

Writer / Director / Producer


email: charlie2@chariot.net.au


Charlie Hill-Smith is the writer and director of multi AFI nominated and IF Award winning STRANGE BIRDS IN PARADISE (2009).

In 2005 he was the Camera Operator on SBS Independent documentary MAKING OF TEN CANOES, he wrote and directed INDONESIA – ART, ACTIVISM AND ROCK N’ ROLL for SBS in 2003, sketch comedy pilot RED MONKEY for ABC (2002) the shorts S11 MELBOURNE and UNDER GROUND ART for ABC Asia in 2001, WOKABOUT WEST PAPUA in 2000, and HONG KONG FOOEY & THE GREAT CHINESE TAKEAWAY in 1997 , the EPK for feature film SAMPLE PEOPLE (1999), and directed a documentary for Sony New York in 1998 on the BEN FOLDS FIVE Australian tour.

Hill-Smith was born in the Barossa Valley SA and is now based in Melbourne. He has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing from the University of South Australia.


Film, TV & Theatre Production

2013 The Unlikely Pilgrims – 90 min documentary – EP – Screen Australia (Intafusion Films)
2013 Spice Island Adventure – 52min documentary – writer/producer/director (CHS Films)
2012 Hidden History – 26 min documentary – EP – SBSTV (Intafusion Films/The House of Red Monkey – THORM)
2011 Strange birds in Paradise – 52min documentary – writer/director SBS TV (THORM).
2009 Strange Birds in Paradise – 75min documentary – writer/producer/director SFF2010 & MIFF2010 (THORM).
2009 Boomerang – multimedia theatrical. Adelaide Fringe Festival – producer (Indigenous Performance Corporation)
2008 Albatross – 13min drama – producer/ass. Director (Enkidu Pictures & CHS Films)
2008 Get Up Social Advertisement Competition – runner up award – writer/director/producer (CHS Films)
2005 Making of Ten Canoes – 56min documentary – camera operator (SBS & Vertigo Productions)
2003 Indonesia – Art, Activism and Rock n’ Roll. 26 min documentary (SBSTV – writer/director/producer)
2002 S11 Melbourne – independent 24min documentary – writer/producer/director (CHS Films)
2002 Red Monkey Comedy – sketch comedy pilot x 2 ABCTV – writer/director/actor (THORM).
2001 Under Ground Art – 8min documentary ABCTV Asia – writer/producer/director/camera (THORM).
2001 Nine Steps – music video Steve Lennox – writer/director (THORM).
2000 Walkabout West Papua – 26min documentary – writer/director (THORM).
1999 The Making of Sample People. Electronic Promotions Kit – writer/producer/director (CHS Films)
1998 Ben Folds Five Australian Tour – 56min doc. Sony New York, USA. – writer/producer/director (CHS Films)
1997 Hong Kong Fooey & the Great Chinese Takeaway – 50min doc. – writer/producer/director (CHS Films)


General

2013 – 2014 Director – X Marks Spot Media (Production Company)
2000 – 2011 Director – The House of Red Monkey (THORM) Production Company.
2000 – 2005 Director – Indonesia Australia United Artists. Cultural Exchange Program.
1997 – 2013 Owner/Director – Rhino Room Performance Club, Frome St. Adelaide.
1993 – 2005 Owner/Director – Silvermine Gallery/Art Studio Glen Osmond.
1992 – 1997 Co-founder/MC – Boltz Café Comedy Club Adelaide.
1987 – 1990 Graduate – Bachelor of Business in Marketing – University of South Australia.