Professional Directions: Filmmaker Shadae Lamar Smith, Mar. 20

February 12, 2019

When: Wednesday, March 20, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Join us for a Q&A discussion with filmmaker Shadae Lamar Smith.

This talk is part of Cornell Performing & Media Arts' Professional Directions Series and is free and open to the public.

Shadae Lamar Smith is an American-British filmmaker whose heritage is set in the hills of St. Catherine, Jamaica. He received his BA in theatre performance from Fordham University and his MFA in Film Directing and Production from UCLA.

His film The Resort was shot on location in Tobago and offers an intriguing glimpse into sex tourism on the island. It has screened at The Havana Film Festival, The Zimbabwe International Film Festival, and the Munich Festival of Film Schools, to name a few.

His most recent narrative directing endeavor includes Miss Famous, executive produced by James Franco and starring actors Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, SNL), Jimmy Kimmel (Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel), and Tony Cox (Bad Santa, Friday). Miss Famous premiered at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and screened as in-flight content on United Airlines.

Shadae currently directs music videos for Grammy Award–winning artist and entrepreneur He also art directs for’s lifestyle brand