Jo Smyth

writer | director

Captain Howdy Films Ltd

Jo Smyth’s short films and web series have won multiple awards including Best Short Film at London Independent Film Festival, Best Web Series at Pilot Light and a nomination for Best Short at Aesthetica.

Whilst directing, Jo is an editor for television drama, editing across a range of genres and series such as Noughts and Crosses, His Dark Materials, and The Man Who Fell To Earth. She has had the privilege to work with, and learn from some of the finest producers, writers, and directors television has to offer. Being an editor has provided Jo with skills that have proven to be invaluable to her as a director.

Whether directing comedy or drama, Jo’s passion has always been to tell stories that move, and challenge the expectations of the audience. Her latest crowd funded short film ‘Smile’, which is due for completion later in the year, tackles the murky waters of every day sexual harassment and assault.