About Andrew T. Smith

Contact:

drewsmith@hotmail.co.uk

Andrew T. Smith is a writer, filmmaker and academic based in England. His interests include silent film, science fiction, the golden age of animation, vintage comedy teams, and the works of Rod Serling, Nigel Kneale, Joe Dante, Peter Bogdanovich, Vincent Price and James Stewart.

He is anyone’s for cash or enticing freebies.

BOOKS

Forthcoming 2010 – Marx and Remarx: Creating and Re-Creating the Lost Marx Brothers Radio Series A history of Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel, both a lost Marx Brothers series that acted as a nursery for material later featured in their classic film Duck Soup, and latterly a BBC produced revival/remake which demonstrates the enduring legacy of this comic team. (Bear Manor Media)

ACADEMIA

210 – Science Fiction and Fantasy Television Tutor at the University of Sunderland. Seminar leader for undergraduate module which investigates the evolution of Science Fiction Television and Telefantasy.

2010 – Second Chances: Rod Serling, Redrafting and Adaptation.  Reformatted Academic Paper presented at the NERFS conference held at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

2009 – Second Chances: Rod Serling, Redrafting and Adaptation. Academic Paper presented by invitation to the 2009 Rod Serling Conference at Ithaca College, New York.

2009 to 2010 – History of Broadcasting Tutor at The University of Sunderland. Seminar leader for undergraduate module which provides students with an up to date chronology of British Broadcasting.

PERIODICALS

Forthcoming – The Sontaran Experiment: A Doctor Who DVD Review in ‘Time Space Visualiser’

2006 – Middleton the Merciless in ‘Bowler Dessert Magazine’ #66

2005 – Utopia: A Case for the Defence in ‘Bowler Dessert Magazine’ #64

MEDIA APPEARENCES

2009 – x2 guest interviews on BBC Radio Tees’ The Bob Fischer Show in conjunction with the Rod Serling Conference.

TV AND RADIO PRODUCTION

2009 – Rod Serling Audio Diary (Presenter/Producer) 1×7 minute Radio Package for BBC Radio Tees.

2008 – Watson (Writer/Producer) 1×35 minute Radio Drama. Independant.

2009 – Stand By For Action (Editor) 2 x 40 minute documentary on the career of Gerry Anderson. Film 24.

2008 – Fade to Black  (Historical Consultant) 1 x 15 minute Making-of Feature. Lionsgate International.

2008 – Grindhouse (Writer) 1 x 30 minute Documentary on Grindhouse cinema. Film 24.

2008 – Meet the Stars: Alvin and the Chipmunks (Producer/Narrator) 1 x 25 minute documentary. Film 24.

2007 – Blood Relatives (Writer/Producer) 1×30 minute Radio Drama. Independant.

PUBLISHED ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

2009 – Filmed in Supermarionation by Stephen La Riviere

2009 –The Charlie Hall Picture Archive by Dean McKeown

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