CO-LEADER BROOKLYN North
Writer, Director, Actor
Clayton Dean Smith is a New York-based writer-director and an actor in theater, film and television. His first film, "Off Track Betty," a 16mm short shot on the Lower East Side, had a fun festival run and won the Best Short Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival, a Jury Award at the Tallgrass Film Festival, and the 2018 Kodak Award for Best Work Shot on Film at QWFF. It is available on Comcast Xfinity and at offtrackbettythemovie.com.
His second short, Too Late, was an end of season project for Filmshop and premieres at QWFF in 2019. He works as an actor on stage and screen and has garnered critical acclaim (The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out NY). Recent projects include "The Artist's Wife" with Lena Olin, the award-winning short "Seeking Jack Tripper," and episodes of "Law & Order: SVU", "Billions," "Louie," "30 Rock," and more. He serves as a Vice Chair of Midtown Manhattan's Community Board Five.