A. Todd Smith
Smith and three other BYU students spent the summer of 2010 in Thailand working to produce a human trafficking documentary titled, Saints and Slaves in Siam. In 2011 Smith produced the film River of Victory, with fellow students Jordan Augustine and Trevor Wright. The film won an honorable mention award at the Student Film Association Festival, The Final Cut, and was a finalist for the 2011 International Documentary Awards (student category). This is the first BYU film to ever receive this significant honor.
At the College Television Awards competition in 2012 Smith received the Outstanding Director Award for his work Mr. Bellpond, which also received the award for Best Comedy. He also aided in the production of My Hero, which was named Best Children's Movie. Smith also co-wrote and edited Still I Strive, which received high praise from Richard Kuipers of Variety.
In 2013 Finding Sang Ly, which Smith co-created with Trevor Wright, and Mr. Bellpond, were both shown at the LDS Film Festival. Additionally, Mr. Bellpond received a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award in the category of Student Long Form for Fiction or Non Fiction. He was the director of photography for the film Mythica, which was screened at the 2015 LDS Film Festival.
- Insight: BYU Honors Program Magazine - From Accursed to Acclaimed (2013 Edition)
- CFAC - BYU TMA graduates receive seven awards at Rocky Mountain Emmys (2013)
- College Television Awards, 2012
- BYU Magazine - Roll out the Blue Carpet (Summer 2012)
- LDS Church News - BYU films win Emmys (19 April 2012)
- YNews - BYU student films, filmmakers win record number of 'Student Emmys' (13 April 2012)
- The Universe - BYU students win honors (9 April 2012, pg 9)
- The Daily Herald - BYU students win five student Emmys (5 April 2012)
- The Deseret News - 3 BYU films win 5 student Emmys (5 April 2012)
- The Universe - BYU students win major awards at Student Emmys (2 April 2012, pg 1)
- The Universe - BYU students collaborate on new film (1 July 2010, pg 5)
- The Universe - Students work to produce human trafficking documentary (11 May 2010, pg 1)