Bio

BIO

Biography

Robert is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a Bachelor’s in Critical Studies and a minor in Screenwriting. He has worked with Marty Bowen’s Temple Hill Entertainment, Andrew Kortschak’s End Cue Entertainment, and Twentieth Century Fox. He is the Founder and CEO of Smatfilms Productions and VR Realty, the latter of which led to employment as a Technical expert at the IMAX company’s new Virtual Reality Center. Robert hails from Texas and lives in Los Angeles.

SmatFilms

Robert began making films under the Smatfilms moniker at a young age. The name was made official only a few years later in order to produce web content in collaboration with SmatWebDesign, his mother’s company. Since then, Robert has found a passion for filmmaking, and his collaborators in Smatfilms lead to excellent quality output that grabs attention and maximizes emotional connection.

Greatest Fears

None.

Robert Smat

(817) 851-9262

Rob@RobertSmat.com

EDUCATION

University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts ‘17 B.A. in Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies, Screenwriting Minor

SKILLS

-Directing: Produces/Directs commercials and music videos, as well as other short films. Festival awarded. -Cinematography: Owns Mole Richardson lighting kit, Sony A7s with excellent lens, et al.
-VR Production: Owns two VR cameras, able to complete entire workflow.
-Journalism: Four year writer and video producer for USC’s satire publication, The Sack of Troy.

-Writing: WGA East Collyer Fellowship Finalist and USC Thesis Film Shortlist.

EMPLOYMENT

RICO’S RIDE – Producer June – Dec 2016

Produced 100K budget feature film that shot in Mexicali and San Felipe, Mexico.

Worked with actors, budgeting, crew, transportation: https://vimeo.com/217443295

VR REALTY – Small Business Founder/CEO Ongoing

Website: www.VirtualRealty.tours

Compatibility with social media is a central factor, consistently reaching FB and YouTube users.

IMAX VR CENTRE – Tech/Crew Member Jan 2017 – Present

Centre tour guide for IMAX VIP’s and corporate reps.

Took initiative to shoot training videos for the experiences at the center for corporate use.

INTERNSHIPS

End Cue Entertainment (formerly Audax Films)

Intern, Development

Temple Hill Entertainment

Intern, Development

20th Century Fox

Intern, Digital Domestic Marketing

MISC.

Jan. 2016 – May 2016 Aug. 2015 – Dec. 2015 May 2015 – Aug. 2015

Extensive experience with Adobe suite, FCP X and Microsoft Office, plus Sony A7s, and Red cameras

Working knowledge of motion graphics and initiative to self teach

Member of American Mensa

USC football’s unofficial Star Wars themed mascot, The Trojan Force

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