David Shadrack Smith

Producer, Cinematographer, Director

Producer, Cinematographer, Director


Awards
1 win & 10 nominations.

Known For


Our America with Lisa Ling
Our America with Lisa Ling
Producer (2011-2012)
National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer
Producer (2004-2007)
Nova
Nova
Producer (2011)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ProducerTaste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi
(TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes) - Zen and the Art of Poke (2020) ... (executive producer) - The Pad Thai Gamble (2020) ... (executive producer) - Dancing In Little Lima (2020) ... (executive producer) - The Original Americans (2020) ... (executive producer) - Where the Kebob Is Hot (2020) ... (executive producer) Show all 10 episodes
2020
ProducerBreaking Hate
(TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 3 episodes) - Episode #1.3 (2019) ... (executive producer) - Episode #1.2 (2019) ... (executive producer) - Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
2018-2019
ProducerChasing Life
(TV Series documentary) (co-executive producer - 1 episode) - Bolivia (2019) ... (co-executive producer)
2019
ProducerDark Net
(TV Series documentary) (executive producer & creative director - 12 episodes) - My Nation (2017) ... (executive producer & creative director) - My Money (2017) ... (executive producer & creative director) - My Justice (2017) ... (executive producer & creative director) - My Mind (2017) ... (executive producer & creative director) - Revolt (2016) ... (executive producer & creative director) Show all 12 episodes
2016-2017
ProducerIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode) - An Honest Liar (2016) ... (executive producer)
2016
ProducerBelief
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes, 2015) (creative director - 1 episode, 2015) - God Help Us (2015) ... (executive producer) - Change Is Gonna Come (2015) ... (executive producer) - Acts of Faith (2015) ... (executive producer) - Love Story (2015) ... (creative director) - The Seekers (2015) ... (executive producer)
ProducerThis Is Life with Lisa Ling
(TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode) - The Genius Experiment (2014) ... (executive producer)
2014
ProducerStoryville
(TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode) - Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds (2014) ... (executive producer)
2014
ProducerAn Honest Liar
(Documentary) (executive producer)
2014
ProducerHard Time
(TV Series documentary) (series producer - 15 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (executive producer - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2012) - Predator and Prey (2012) ... (executive producer) - The Outsiders (2011) ... (series producer) - The Convict Cycle (2011) ... (executive producer) - Cellphone War (2011) ... (series producer) - Gangs vs. God (2011) ... (executive producer) Show all 23 episodes
ProducerOff the Hook: Extreme Catches
(TV Series) (executive producer)
2012/III
ProducerOff the Hook: Extreme Catches
(TV Series) (executive producer)
2012/I
ProducerCulture Shock
(TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
2012
ProducerOur America with Lisa Ling
(TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (co-executive producer - 1 episode, 2011) - Brides of Christ (2012) ... (executive producer) - Modern Polygamy (2011) ... (executive producer) - 3AM Girls (2011) ... (executive producer) - Extreme Parenting (2011) ... (executive producer) - Twin Lives (2011) ... (executive producer) Show all 14 episodes
ProducerNova
(TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode) - Engineering Ground Zero (2011) ... (producer)
2011
ProducerOur America with Lisa Ling: A Closer Look
(TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
2011
ProducerThe Redemption of General Butt Naked
(Documentary) (executive producer)
2011
ProducerColumbus's Cursed Colony
(TV Movie documentary) (producer)
2010
ProducerNational Geographic's Most Incredible Photos: Afghan Warrior
(TV Movie documentary) (producer)
2009
ProducerCounty Jail: Oakland
(TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
2009
ProducerU.S. Marshals: Operation Falcon
(TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
2009
ProducerCounty Jail: Las Vegas
(TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
2009
ProducerGang Wars: Oakland
(TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes) - Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (executive producer) - Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (executive producer)
2009
ProducerAncient Voices/Modern World
(TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode) - Australia (2009) ... (producer)
2009
ProducerCounty Jail: Miami
(TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
2009
ProducerNational Geographic: Inside Straight Edge
(TV Movie documentary) (producer)
2008
ProducerInside
(TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode) - Emergency Transplant (2008) ... (producer)
2008
ProducerNational Geographic Explorer
(TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode, 2007) (field producer - 1 episode, 2004) - China's Secret Mummies (2007) ... (producer) - China's Lost Girls (2004) ... (field producer)
ProducerWho Cares About Girls?
(TV Series) (field producer - 1 episode) - Slave Girls of India (2007) ... (field producer)
2007
ProducerThe Revolution
(TV Mini-Series) (producer)
2006
ProducerSurviving West Point
(TV Series) (producer - 14 episodes) - Women Warriors (2002) ... (producer) - The Shock of War (2002) ... (producer) - Studying War (2002) ... (producer) - Put to the Test (2002) ... (producer) - Pushed to the Limit (2002) ... (producer) Show all 14 episodes
2002
ProducerReptile Wild
(TV Series documentary) (associate producer - 1 episode) - Sacrifice on the Shire (2001) ... (associate producer)
2001
ProducerSouth American Treasures
(TV Movie documentary) (producer)
2001
RoleTitleYear
CinematographerMan v. Animal
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Attack of the Killer Bees (2017)
2017
CinematographerHard Time
(TV Series documentary) (5 episodes) - Predator and Prey (2012) ... (director of photography - interview) - The Convict Cycle (2011) - Changes Behind Bars (2009) - Tools of Control (2009) - Breaking In (2009)
2009-2012
CinematographerCulture Shock
(TV Movie documentary)
2012
CinematographerOur America with Lisa Ling
(TV Series) (3 episodes) - Invisible Wounds of War (2011) - Online Brides (2011) - Faith Healers (2011)
2011
CinematographerNova
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Engineering Ground Zero (2011)
2011
CinematographerColumbus's Cursed Colony
(TV Movie documentary)
2010
CinematographerNational Geographic's Most Incredible Photos: Afghan Warrior
(TV Movie documentary)
2009
CinematographerU.S. Marshals: Operation Falcon
(TV Movie documentary)
2009
CinematographerNational Geographic: Inside Straight Edge
(TV Movie documentary) (co-director of photography)
2008
CinematographerInside
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Emergency Transplant (2008)
2008
CinematographerNational Geographic Explorer
(TV Series documentary) (5 episodes) - China's Secret Mummies (2007) - Violent Earth (2005) - Surviving Maximum Security (2005) - Killer Cats (2004) - China's Lost Girls (2004)
2004-2007
CinematographerThe Revolution
(TV Mini-Series)
2006
CinematographerDangerous Encounters
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Countdown Crocs (2005)
2005
CinematographerSurviving West Point
(TV Series) (14 episodes) - Women Warriors (2002) - The Shock of War (2002) - Studying War (2002) - Put to the Test (2002) - Pushed to the Limit (2002) Show all 14 episodes
2002
CinematographerReptile Wild
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Sacrifice on the Shire (2001)
2001
CinematographerSouth American Treasures
(TV Movie documentary)
2001
CinematographerQueen: The Making of an American Beauty
(Documentary)
2000
RoleTitleYear
DirectorTaste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi
(TV Series) (10 episodes) - Zen and the Art of Poke (2020) - The Pad Thai Gamble (2020) - Dancing In Little Lima (2020) - The Original Americans (2020) - Where the Kebob Is Hot (2020) Show all 10 episodes
2020
DirectorBelief
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode, 2015) (creative director - 4 episodes, 2015) - A Good Life (2015) ... (creative director) - The Practice (2015) ... (creative director) - God Help Us (2015) ... (creative director) - Change Is Gonna Come (2015) ... (creative director) - The Seekers (2015)
DirectorCulture Shock
(TV Movie documentary)
2012
DirectorOur America with Lisa Ling
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Invisible Wounds of War (2011) - Faith Healers (2011)
2011
DirectorNova
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Engineering Ground Zero (2011)
2011
DirectorHard Time
(TV Series documentary) (9 episodes) - Against the Wall (2011) - Female Offenders (2011) - The Hustle (2011) - Breakout (2009) - Breaking Point (2009) Show all 9 episodes
2009-2011
DirectorColumbus's Cursed Colony
(TV Movie documentary)
2010
DirectorNational Geographic's Most Incredible Photos: Afghan Warrior
(TV Movie documentary)
2009
DirectorAncient Voices/Modern World
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Australia (2009)
2009
DirectorNational Geographic: Inside Straight Edge
(TV Movie documentary)
2008
DirectorNational Geographic Explorer
(TV Series documentary) (2 episodes) - China's Secret Mummies (2007) - Surviving Maximum Security (2005)
2005-2007
RoleTitleYear
WriterHard Time
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 2012) (writer - 3 episodes, 2009) - Predator and Prey (2012) - Tools of Control (2009) ... (writer) - The Ropes (2009) ... (writer) - Breaking In (2009) ... (writer)
WriterOur America with Lisa Ling
(TV Series) (3 episodes) - Invisible Wounds of War (2011) - A Closer Look (2011) - Faith Healers (2011)
2011
WriterOur America with Lisa Ling: A Closer Look
(TV Special documentary)
2011
WriterColumbus's Cursed Colony
(TV Movie documentary)
2010
WriterNational Geographic's Most Incredible Photos: Afghan Warrior
(TV Movie documentary)
2009
WriterU.S. Marshals: Operation Falcon
(TV Movie documentary)
2009
WriterGang Wars: Oakland
(TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer)
2009
WriterAncient Voices/Modern World
(TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode) - Australia (2009) ... (writer)
2009
WriterCounty Jail: Miami
(TV Movie documentary)
2009
WriterNational Geographic: Inside Straight Edge
(TV Movie documentary)
2008
WriterNational Geographic Explorer
(TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode) - China's Secret Mummies (2007) ... (writer)
2007
RoleTitleYear
Camera and Electrical DepartmentOur America with Lisa Ling
(TV Series) (additional camera operator - 1 episode) - State of Sex Offenders (2011) ... (additional camera operator)
2011
Camera and Electrical DepartmentAncient Voices/Modern World
(TV Series documentary) (additional cinematographer - 1 episode) - Australia (2009) ... (additional cinematographer)
2009
Camera and Electrical DepartmentHard Time
(TV Series documentary) (assistant camera - 1 episode) - Breaking In (2009) ... (assistant camera)
2009
Camera and Electrical DepartmentMegastructures
(TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode) - Inside Grand Central (2005) ... (camera operator)
2005
RoleTitleYear
Second Unit Director or Assistant DirectorThe Revolution
(TV Mini-Series) (second unit director)
2006
RoleTitleYear
Sound departmentFrontline
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1995) ... (sound recordist)
1995