John Smith


BRUSHING UP ON With the Brushing Up series we took what could be deemed 'dry' subjects, Bridges, Tunnels etc and endeavoured to find some mischief, wonder and sense of fun in these worlds. Buying into the spirit of the project along with a genuine understanding of comedy was key to the archive research. John delivered in spades, unearthing terrific oddities and long unseen nuggets which made producing these shows a joy. A team man with safe hands and genuine funny bones, every archive show should have one. Mark Lucey, Series Producer MORECAMBE AND WISE: THE WHOLE STORY John Smith was an excellent Archive Producer on what was to prove a huge undertaking. Right from the off he was totally in tune with the needs of the programme and immediately set about embellishing the Morecambe and Wise story we wanted to tell. His contribution was invaluable and his knowledge impressive. He has a natural affinity with comedy which makes his archive choices all the more spectacular. When John supplies material you know you won't be looking at lots of irrelevant material - it's all good. Not only is he painstaking in his approach but he can always be relied upon to maintain a sense of calm. Andy Humphries, Producer/Director THE CLASS OF 92 The archive within Class of 92 was sourced by John Smith. John went outside the usual realms sourcing the footage for our project. Finding interesting rare unseen moments without which such insight to the characters would have been hard to achieve. His passion for the project spending hours researching through hundreds of football matches to find those moments all contributed to the success of the final film. Ben Turner & Gabe Turner, Directors