The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has the unique distinction of both celebrating new filmmakers as well as being the traditional platform to kick off established Hollywood’s seemingly endless awards season. As an attendee in 2017 you can take in major releases like George Clooney’s Suburbicon (good luck getting a ticket) as well as edgier fare such as the 20 year old Midnight Madness program that has a reputation for mixing genres and styles by emerging and slightly more established artists.
New Machine’s Ana Stefanovic writes about the 11 filmmakers being showcased as part of the Midnight Madness section, with this article featuring Seth Smith (pictured).
TIFF runs from September 7 to 17. Click here for the full lineup.
Seth A. Smith – The Crescent
Synopsis: After an unexpected death in the family, a mother and son struggle to find spiritual healing at a beachfront summer home.
Seth Smith is a Nova Scotia-based filmmaker, visual artist and musician. As an artist he collaborates with design studio Yorodeo and the artist Paul Hammond. Seth is also a singer and songwriter, known to collaborate with his longtime partner Nancy Urich.
His shorts and music videos are praised for their dark tone and surrealist style.
In 2012, he completed his first feature, Lowlife which won an International Audience Award at the Atlantic Film Festival in 2012. At the Atlantic Film Festival Lowlife was named “the most original feature debut in East Coast cinematic history.”