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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SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020
February 13, 2020

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020

 
 
Winter is nearly behind us which means its time to kick off the 2020 festival season! 

SocDoc has a strong showing at South By Southwest this year. So if you' Read More
Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops
January 15, 2020

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops

Interested in improving your documentary skills? Here are five workshops which can give you a whole range of skills to explore the wonderland of documentary. Whatever your professional background, these small classes will provide targeted and hands-o Read More
Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!
January 14, 2020

Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!

The SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 has announced their line up, which includes seven SocDoc titles!

In the US Documentary Competition, three of the sixteen selected features have SocDoc Alumni and Faculty on crew:
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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