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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Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
May 29, 2019

Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More
March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops
February 12, 2019

March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops

We've got two weekend workshops coming up in March to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills. Read More