I LIKE

I made this for my girlfriend's birthday.

GO LOVE

Go Love started with the insight that it’s not who you love, it’s that you love. There’s definitely mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day: some want a Valentine, some need one and others don’t mind. What’s universal, though, is the need to give and receive love, and I think that can be done even with a stranger on a subway. I hope this film makes people around the world smile and know that love can take many forms. I wrote and directed it and my friend filmed it. It was seen over 65k times in over 150 countries. 

Press:

Slate: http://www.slate.com/articles/video/video/2016/02/go_love_campaign_proves_that_everyone_needs_love_in_their_life_video.html

Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2016/02/12/roses_are_not_free.php

The New York Egotist: http://www.thenyegotist.com/news/local/2016/february/14/valentines-day-video-go-love

Time Out New York: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/this-video-of-unsuspecting-subway-riders-receiving-roses-will-warm-your-heart-021216

TABI LABO: http://tabi-labo.com/243739/valentine-ny/

Spoiled NYC: http://spoilednyc.com/nyc-subway-roses-to-strangers/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=spoilednyc&utm_medium=facebook

Miami Ad School: http://www.miamiadschool.com/blog/152/its-not-who-you-love-its-that-you-love

Hello You Creatives: http://helloyoucreatives.com/post/139159748370/go-love

 

PAYPHONE FUNERAL

As you may have realized, New York City payphone are now a thing of the past. They aren't being used anymore and the city is even getting rid of them. This marks a revolutionary time in history as this piece of genius is being replaced by other mediums. I'm sorry for your loss and I share the same pain. There was in better way to celebrate all the payphone has done for us and to see it off for a final time than to have a payphone funeral. The funeral took place in Manhattan, New York City by the West 4th subway station, where guests came together and listened to a eulogy. I wrote and directed it, and someone I met on Craigslist filmed it with his Canon 5D. 

CHESS IS LIFE

This is a story of chess, life and drugs told by a wise chess player in Washington Square Park in New York City. It's my first film. I borrowed my friend's tripod, my other friend's Canon EOS Rebel T2i camera, and shot and edited it. 

SECONDS

I found inspiration in film while interviewing for planning jobs following Miami Ad Schools' planning boot camp. I wrote a short film called "Seconds" which tells a story of the dichotomy between two guys and how their speed and attitude translates to their life and relationship. I found two people to shoot and edit it and I directed it. 

ABOUT NICK SMATT

Handfuls of people from around the world help tell my story. I wrote and directed it, and filmmakers shot it with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon 6D and edited it.