Jack Thomas Smith
Producer, Writer & Director
Award-winning filmmaker Jack Thomas Smith made his feature film directorial debut with the psychological thriller DISORDER. He was also the writer and producer of that film. DISORDER opened in select theaters in the summer of 2006 and was later released on DVD and VOD by Universal/Vivendi and Warner Brothers. Overseas, it screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Curb Entertainment represented DISORDER for foreign sales and secured distribution deals around the world. DISORDER has just been released worldwide on Digital HD for the first time by Monarch Films.
Born in 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith lived there until he was eight when his family relocated to a quiet island community in Michigan, which would later serve as the inspiration for his upcoming film IN THE DARK. He began to write at a very young age after reading the Stephen King novels SALEM’S LOT and THE SHINING. By the time he was eleven, he had written a 300-page novel and a number of short stories.
Smith’s family moved to Sparta, New Jersey when he was a teenager. It was there in that middle-class town that he discovered the films of George A. Romero, Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma, and John Carpenter. Inspired to make movies, he wrote and directed a handful of short films that were shot on Super 8mm and starred his brother and friends in all of the roles.
As a young adult, Smith produced films for noted horror directors Ted A. Bohus and John A. Russo, co-creator of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. From that point on, it was only a matter of time for his growth as a filmmaker to expand.
Smith’s latest film INFLICTION is a dark and disturbing assembled footage film that documents two brothers’ 2011 murder spree in North Carolina and the horrific truth behind their actions. In 2014, INFLICTION opened in select theaters across the country and was released on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD in the U.S. and Canada by Virgil Films & Entertainment. INFLICTION is now being represented for international distribution by the foreign sales agency Cardinal XD and will be available at all of the major film markets around the world, including the Toronto Film Festival; the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA; Sundance; the Berlin Film Festival; and Cannes.
For INFLICTION, Smith won awards for Best Story in a Feature Film at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the Macabre Faire Film Festival.
Smith is a member of the Horror Writers Association. He served as a guest contributor to the Bram Stoker nominated book HORROR 201: THE SILVER SCREAM. Other contributors included John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and George A. Romero.
Smith directed the music video for the Purple Pam song “Take Me Away”, which appeared on the DISORDER DVD. He recently shot music videos for Danny Stoddard’s hardcore/metal song “There’s No In Between”; James Kevin O’Connor’s ballad “Favorite Song”; and Purple Pam & The Flesh Eaters’ hard rock song “How Does It Feel?”, which appears on the INFLICTION DVD.
He is currently in a relationship with TV talk show host Mandy Del Rio and is the executive producer of her show THE INDIE LOUNGE.
Megan Christine Smith, his daughter, worked as art director on his film INFLICTION. She attends college in New Jersey and works on all of her father’s productions.
Smith’s production company, Fox Trail Productions, Inc., is currently developing the action/horror films IN THE DARK and FEED, the drama ILLEGALS, and the dark comedy LOOK AT ME.