What does Nick Cave, brain surgery and being millimetres away from death on three occasions have in common? Find out in an engaging discussion chaired by former BBC Producer, Hans Petch with double Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker Geoffrey Smith as he dissects his life story and the films which have grown from it.
Director Geoffrey Smith
Geoffrey Smith is a double Emmy award winning director who was at the BBC in London for over 13 years. He has made over 25 films for all the major UK broadcasters, won over 40 International awards, was listed in the NY Times Best Films list for the “The English Surgeon”, and his last two feature documentaries have sold widely, had theatrical releases and screened at hundreds of film festivals across the world.
Hans worked for 12 years at the BBC producing the Jonathan Ross film programme for BBC ONE, many stand-alone documentaries including the 90-minute feature Truly, Madly, Cheaply: the story of the British B film, as well as educational content like The Designed World for BBC TWO and the National Curriculum. He continues to produce a range of broadcast projects, such as the series The Magic of Cinema for BBC FOUR.