Tim K Smith, a 20 year film and TV veteran, started his career serving coffee on Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and has since worked in every aspect of the filmmaking process. He has spent the last 10 years focusing on his love of documentaries which has included his collaborations as editor of Morgan Spurlock’s Comicon Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, coproducing and editing two films for HBO including the critically acclaimed Kevorkian and editing Quest for Honor, the Oscar shortlisted documentary following the plight of Kurdish woman in Iraq. Sex and Broadcasting marks his directorial debut, a feature length documentary about New Jersey's WFMU, the world's strangest and most unique radio station, and one man's attempt to keep it alive in the face of recession, the persistent threat of commercial media, and the challenges that come with keeping a rebellious group of outsiders together.
Films and Filmmakers is a program of the The Film Institute at Montclair State, an initiative of the College of the Arts. The program features weekly visits of filmmakers who come to speak about their work and profession. The series, open to both University students and the general public, welcomes audience questions while being a unique forum to hear inside stories from some of the most innovative filmmakers working in the field today.