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XandySmith

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Commercial

Scratch, Spin, and Win
Play the Maine Lottery for a chance to meet Pat and Vanna!

Client: Maine Lottery
Maine Lottery
Scratch, Spin, and Win
Wake Up
You may as well be asleep at the wheel until you're driving an Altima.

Client: Nissan
Nissan
Wake Up
Lasers
Lupe Fiasco shares part of his L.A.S.E.R.S. Manifesto. Love Always Shines Every time, Remember to Smile.

Client: Atlantic Recording Corporation
Lupe Fiasco
LASERS
Belong Together
Through a series of coincidental encounters, two children find that they are meant to be together.

Client: Vanilla Coke
Vanilla Coke
Belong Together
What Makes You Smile?
Everyone has a reason to smile. What's yours?

Client: OrthoSynetics
OrthoSynetics
What Makes You Smile?
Survivor
Tiny moments of life we take for granted assume great signficance for cancer survivors thanks to groundbreaking research and trials.

Client: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven
Survivor
Hitchhiker
Thanks to its attractive styling, smooth ride, and roomy interior, even strangers will drop everything just to hitch a ride in a Touareg.

Client: Volkswagen
Volkswagen
Hitchhiker
Cancer Speaks
Cancer does not need a voice because it is indiscriminate.

Client: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven
Cancer Speaks
Question
An adolescent boy tries to figure out how to ask his mother for braces.

Client: OCA, Inc.
OCA
Question
Meet the Baxters
Only Verizon's GPS features can help the Baxter kids get out of this pickle.

Codirected with Frank Samuel

Client: Verizon
Verizon
Meet the Baxters
One Word
How do you describe a great smile in one word?

Client: OrthoSynetics
OrthoSynetics
One Word
Wandering
Wandering the aisles at wit's end... just when serving dinner to the troops on a weeknight seems like an insurmountable task, Ore-Ida comes to the rescue.

Client: Ore-Ida
Ore-Ida
Wandering
Taurean
You have options when you want more than just a job. Be something more.

Client: OmniTech
OmniTech
Taurean
On Your Terms
Healthcare is important. You can and should find a plan that fits your unique needs.

Client: Assurant
Assurant
On Your Terms
Broken Things
Broken things don't work. Don't use broken things. Use things that work instead.

Client: Firefox
Firefox
Broken Things
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Narrative

Solver
When Luke Williams arrives at his late grandfather's cabin, he discovers a mysterious puzzle leading to a dangerous secret.


Directed and Edited by Xandy Smith
Written by Jack Kelley
Produced by Jack Kelley and John Ruby

John Ruby
Kerry Knuppe
Antonio Jaramillo
Pablo Castelblanco
Jesiree Dizon
Ann Russo
Kate Connor
Timothy Brennen
Daniel Nguyen

Solver on IMDb
Solver
Feature Film
Trailer
From Harlem with Love
ESPN 30 for 30 Short
It's 1959 and the Cold War rages on. In the midst of this intense psychological warfare, a group of heroes step forward, not in a warzone, but on a basketball court. This is the tale of the Harlem Globetrotters and their historic trip to the Soviet Union.


Directed by Matt Ogens
Written by Charlie Short
Edited by Xandy Smith

Watch the whole film on ESPN

From Harlem with Love on IMDb
From Harlem with Love
ESPN 30 for 30 Short
Edited by Xandy Smith
Trespass
A closely guarded family secret is dramatically revealed as a young man seeks an explanation from his father's killer.


Directed and Edited by Xandy Smith
Written by Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis
Harry Lennix
J. David Shanks

Watch the whole film on Vimeo

Trespass on IMDb
Trespass
Short Film
Trailer
Resurrection Men
A properly dismembered corpse can fetch over $150,000 on the black market. Day & Sons Funeral Home is about to resurrect its business.

This project is in development.

Learn more here.
Resurrection Men
Feature Film
In Development
Falling for Toby
Tobias has guarded the secret of stopping time for years to protect others from its tragic consequences. But now his distant grandson, Toby, determined to live forever, is on the verge of discovering it.

Falling for Toby on IMDb
Falling for Toby
Short Film
Trailer
to escape

Music Video

KILLING
Twist and turn and smash your spleen, everybody hides from the death machine.

Artist: The Rocketz
Killing
The Rocketz
Swallow Your Fears
The past is just that... even if it haunts us.

Artist: State of Man
Swallow Your Fears
State of Man
Teenage Zombie
"Till death do us part" is not enough.

Artist: The Sugar Daddys
Teenage Zombie
The Sugar Daddys
Don't Believe It
Old photographs tell the tales of loves and loves lost.

Artist: Patrick Joseph
Don't Believe It
Patrick Joseph
Dubliner
A Hog and a Vespa. There's only room in this Irish pub for one.

Artist: Clay
Dubliner
Clay
East LA
A story unfolds in mixed chronology as old love interests lock eyes in a weighted moment after a band's soundcheck.

Artist: The Rocketz
East LA
The Rocketz
Do the Heizman
YouTube sensation circa 2007. Hell yes. Let 'em know. Do the Heizman!

Artist: 3rd Flo
Do the Heizman
3rd Flo
Label on the Bottle
Can't read the label on the bottle? Your're either doing something really right or something really wrong...

Artist: The Rocketz
Label on the Bottle
The Rocketz

About

Born and raised in Texas, Xandy Smith has proven his versatility as both an editor and a director across a range of formats, genres, and budgets. Having consistently made movies since the age of four, Xandy inevitably attended film school and graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2000 with several accomplished projects under his belt. With a father who is a popular underground author and a mother who is a professional storyteller, it’s no wonder that his childhood led to an interest in the arts.

He continued his film career in Los Angeles, assisting some of the industry's top commercial directors, learning the 30-second format very intimately. He has gone on to helm numerous national spots of his own with several prestigious production companies and continues to thrive in the commercial industry.

Much of Xandy’s success in commercials stems from his passion for narrative filmmaking and working closely with actors. He understands the importance of telling a story, having spent years with highly regarded acting coaches to fortify his craft as a director. His short films have entertained at festivals and HBO picked up his film, Trespass, starring Harry Lennix (Man of Steel) and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood), who also wrote the film. His first feature film, Solver, will premiere in early 2018.

A lover of camera gear and editorial tech, Xandy also takes advantage of the creative playground afforded by music videos, and always welcomes the chance to experiment with new tools and visual styles. He’s directed everything from chart-topping rock to YouTube-sensation rap, Grammy nominated hip-hop, and the cult genre of psychobilly.

Passionate about every aspect of bringing stories to life on the screen, Xandy is always looking for the next project to add to the work already on his horizon.

Xandy Smith on IMDb