Lucas Smith

Lucas Smith

Lucas Smith grew up in Tempe, Arizona. After receiving his BA in Philosophy and Math & Science History from St. John’s College in New Mexico in 2007, he began independently producing short narrative films and composing music for others. This activity culminated in “The Canyon,” which he produced, wrote, directed and composed the musical score for. In 2009, Lucas moved to South Korea to teach English, and it was there he began his journey into documentary filmmaking. While there, he created five short films featuring different aspects of the country: from its urban decay and coastal life, to its history of political unrest. Since returning from South Korea, Lucas has remained a prolific filmmaker, creating a dozen short documentaries in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. His primary interests are in capturing the individual’s position in modern life, and the dichotomy between industry and nature.

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DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!
October 21, 2019

DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!

We are thrilled to see so many SocDoc filmmakers a part of this year’s DOC NYC line-up! DOC NYC, America's largeset documentary festival, is entering it's tenth year, November 6-15, 2019. We are proud long-time supporters of the festiva Read More
Fall 2020 Info Sessions
October 15, 2019

Fall 2020 Info Sessions

Ready to incite change and amplify the compelling stories you find in the world? Our graduate documentary film program sharpens your artistic voice. Read More
SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!
October 09, 2019

SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!

SVA MFA Documentary Faculty prides itself on the fact that our entire faculty are working filmmakers. And, they are busy! Here’s a rundown of just some of our faculty’s recent films. Click the links to watch the films & find out more! Read More
9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films
September 24, 2019

9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films

Celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 9th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 9, the class of 2019! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspire and a Read More