Martin's latest documentary is JIMMY is a film about the disabled rights campaigner Jimmy McIntosh MBE. The film, a commission by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Creative Scotland and BBC Scotland, offers a unique, point of view, insight into a day in the life of Jimmy. It joint-premiered at Sheffield DocFest and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The film qualified for The Academy Award® Best Short Documentary nomination following its selection for DocuWeeks™ the International Documentary Association’s yearly theatrical showcase where it screened for seven days in New York in August at the IFC Center.
The film won the Franklyn Marshall Award for Short Film at the CurtDoc International Documentary Festival in Vidreres, Spain. It was also nominated for the BAFTA New Talent Award from BAFTA Scotland for Martin Smith in the Director of Photography category. It won Second Prize at the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards in Dublin. It was nominated Best International Short Film in the Bill Douglas Award, nominated for Best Scottish Film in the Scottish Short Film Awards at the Glasgow Short Film Festival, and nominated Best International Short Film at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Further screening info can be found here.
Martin Smith also conceived and directed MY CITY: EDINBURGH for Channel 4 produced through Sugar Tree Productions. The series of four documentary slots were shot on Super 8 and feature Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson, the boxer Alex Arthur, the artist John Bellany and 10-year-old Sophie Watson from North Edinburgh Arts Youth Drama Group.