Seth A. Smith

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Seth A. Smith is a Nova Scotia-based filmmaker, visual artist, and musician. His works frequent genre festivals and are praised for their dark tone and surrealist style. His first no-budget feature, Lowlife, was named “The feel bad hit of 2012” by Vice, and won the people’s choice award at FIN. The Crescent, his last feature premiered at TIFF where he was nominated for Best Atlantic Director, the DGC Discovery Award, and One to Watch at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle


Cut/Off/Tail Pictures is a Nova Scotia-based film production company made up of director Seth A Smith, producer, Nancy Urich, and screenwriter Darcy Spidle. The three have come together through their backgrounds in music and art releases, and have been focused on developing and producing scripted independent film content for multi-platform release for the past ten years. The latest feature, Tin Can is currently awaiting to announce it's North American release and had it's international premiere at Sitges in 2020. 2017's The Crescent, screened at top-tier festivals such as TIFF, Sitges, and Torino had received a number of awards and nominations.

Industry Role

  • Director / Filmmaker

Memberships / Certifications

  • Screen Nova Scotia


  • Tin Can (2020) - Director / Cowriter
  • The Crescent (2017) - Director
  • The Brym (2016) - Director
  • I am Coming to Paris to Kill You (2016) - Director / Writer
  • Wind Through a Tree (2015) - Director / Writer
  • Lowlife (2012) - Director / Cowriter