Born in South Africa and living in Vancouver since his teens, Tony Dean Smith is a Director / Editor / Writer – known for his sharp sense of story and sensitive approach to his craft. His feature-film directorial debut, Volition, is an elevated sci-fi thriller that has swept up awards across the world, receiving rave reviews – and is available everywhere. He has written and directed multiple long form movies and continues to pursue directing projects that are close to his heart. A life-long camera nerd and storyboard artist, Tony is doubly aided by his background as an award-winning picture editor. Tony’s sense of character, precision and playfulness are always present – allowing for truly authentic collaboration between his fellow artists.