Andrew J. Smith


San Francisco, CA


Andrew Smith is a filmmaker who hails from Montana; he is a professor at the University of California-Davis, in the Department of Cinema and Digital Media. Working with his twin brother Alex, Andrew writes and directs feature films, and writes for television. ​Walking Out​, the Smith Brothers' most recent film, a father-and-son adventure thriller set in the Montana wilderness, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it was picked up for distribution by IFC Films. The critically-lauded film stars Golden Globe winner Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman, and Lily Gladstone. The film was certified “fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% rating. 

 The Smiths wrote, directed, and produced the feature, ​Winter in the Blood​, based on the classic James Welch novel. WITB, which had its world premiere at the 2013 LA Film Festival, stars Chaske Spencer, Gary Farmer, and David Morse; it screened at 65 international film festivals, and is distributed by Kino Lorber Films. Previously, the Smiths wrote and directed the Indie Spirit-nominated feature, ​The Slaughter Rule​, starring Ryan Gosling, Amy Adams, and David Morse, which premiered in competition at Sundance and is distributed by Sundance Channel. Andrew lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.