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Safe & Happy a Big Hit on Festival Circuit

My short film, SAFE & HAPPY, has now been selected for 25 film festivals across the country and around the ...

‘Abducted’ Producer Joins PROOF Team

Stephanie Tobey, producer of the acclaimed, highly-successful Netflix true crime documentary, ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT, has signed on to help ...

ST. LOUIS FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE SCREENS ‘MEMORY BOX’ AND ‘SAFE & HAPPY’

The 19th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase featured two of my short films, MEMORY BOX and SAFE & HAPPY Sunday, ...

SAFE & HAPPY EARNS 2 NOMINATIONS AT AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FEST

My newly-released short film, SAFE & HAPPY, won two nominations from the Austin Revolution Film Festival, Sept. 3-8:  Best U.S. ...

MAJOR NEW PROJECT: FEATURE DRAMATIC TRUE CRIME STORY

I’m writing/producing a feature film based on a fascinating true crime story about the Betsy Faria murder/Pam Hupp story–a bizarre ...

Interview with Film Critic Simon Watson on Extra Features

Had a lot of fun speaking with Toronto-based podcast Extra Features about my new short film , SAFE & HAPPY, ...

Updates on Projects in Development by Daniel Blake Smith

New Video Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes in the Making of “Safe & Happy”

Check out this wonderful BTS (behind the scenes) video on the making of my new short film, SAFE & HAPPY: ...

“Safe & Happy” Selected for St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

My short film, SAFE & HAPPY, hits the festival circuit on July 14 as part of the 2019 St. Louis ...

Production Wraps on SAFE AND HAPPY

A superb cast and crew finished production on my new short film, SAFE AND HAPPY, after a two-day shoot on ...

Script Adaptation of Carmen Gentile’s BLINDSIDED BY THE TALIBAN

I am pleased to announce that in January I optioned the film rights to the fascinating true story memoir, BLINDSIDED ...

Author Appearance at the 2018 Kentucky Book Festival

I’ll be selling and signing books–my debut novel, MR. WONDERFUL, and my prize-winning history of the Trail of Tears, AN ...

Podcast Interview on the Making of TEXAS HEART

I recently recorded a podcast interview with Simon Watson’s Extra Features Movie Review Podcast up in Toronto.  Check it out! ...