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Good Night

A busy sound engineer accepts a last-minute recording instead of heading home to his family and is deeply affected by the song he records.

  • David Vincent Smith
    I'm Not Hurting You (2019), We Were Here (2016), Rat Tale (2014), The Little Astronaut(2013)
  • David Vincent Smith
    I'm Not Hurting You (2019), Featherweight(2019), We Were Here (2016), Rat Tale (2014), The Little Astronaut(2013)
  • Kate Separovich
    Evie (2021), Dirt Music(2020),
  • Caroline Brazier
    Key Cast
    Rake, Tidelands, ReefBreak, Three Summers
  • Clarence Ryan
    Key Cast
    "Sound Engineer"
    Cleverman, Stateless
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    8 minutes 12 seconds
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    October 7, 2021
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  • San Jose Film Festival
    San Jose
    United States
    October 21, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 6, 2021
  • Australian Cinematographers Society
    Silver ACS award for Short Films
  • Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
    January 25, 2022
    Australian Premiere
  • Sedona International Film Festival
    Sedona, Arizona
    United States
    February 23, 2022
    Arizona Premiere
    Audience Award - Best Short Film
  • WA Made Film Festival
    Perth, Western Australia
    March 26, 2022
    WA Premiere
Director Biography - David Vincent Smith

David Vincent Smith is an award-winning Western Australian writer and director. His latest proof-of-concept short film I’M NOT HURTING YOU, premiered at Sydney Film Festival, and went on to screen at numerous local and international film festivals including Flickerfest and Austin Film Festival. The feature script was awarded Screenwest's West Coast Vision funding and will go into production in 2022; the team have been working with script editor Lynne Vincent McCarthy (THE NIGHTINGALE, THE FURNACE, RELIC) on the latest draft.

In 2016, David was a recipient of Screenwest’s Feature Navigator program, a year-long initiative designed to develop future feature filmmakers. As a part of the program, he spent three months in Serbia as the Director’s Attachment on Netflix’s twenty-million-dollar sci-fi film EXTINCTION.

David’s other accolades include: FEATHERWEIGHT (written by David and directed by Sam Lara), which screened at Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Flickerfest and more; his short film WE WERE HERE was awarded Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Actress at the WA Screen Awards; he was nationally recognized by MTV for two pilot concepts he wrote, directed and edited; and, his music video Merewif was awarded Gold at the ACS awards and the Cliff Ellis Memorial Award.

In 2013, David received directing training from acclaimed tutor Judith Weston in Los Angeles whose students include Best Picture Oscar winner Steve McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE) and Alejandro González Iñárritu director of THE REVENANT and BIRDMAN.

Recently, David directed three videos for the WA Museum to celebrate its opening and directed the headline act, BILYA BENEATH, for Perth’s International Art Festival.

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