Micah Smith is an award-winning director of short films and feature-length documentary films, as well as the founder and artistic director of Shoot East, a production company based in Israel. Micah has a bachelors in film production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where his junior and senior thesis films played in over 50 festivals worldwide.
In 2004, Micah moved to Israel where he has focused on feature-length documentaries, short narrative films and web series. His short films and documentary features have been accepted to and won awards at film festivals around the world. Micah’s feature-length documentary films have won awards at festivals and have been featured on Netflix among other platforms.
Made specifically for social media, each episode of Pillow Talk runs an average length of only 60 seconds, and depicts the drama that arises from nothing more than a single conversation in bed.
The goal is to focus on the dialogue in a limbo-state, where the characters and their environment become universal archetypes.
Mr. Pleasant is a feature-length narrative film that follows Asher Naim, Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia during the mass airlift of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1991. The film follows Naim as he witnesses the final weeks of a 2,000-year-old culture that is forever changed in a matter of hours as the Ethiopian Jews board planes for a new world.
In the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians and other minorities are being violently persecuted, driven out of their homes, and killed. Faithkeepers gives face and voice to the humanitarian crisis and genocide affecting millions in the Middle East as a result of religious and ethnic persecution.
Sustainable Nation tells the stories of three Israelis working around the world to help solve environmental crises related to water accessibility. The film takes place in Uganda, India, California, and Israel and was filmed over the course of two years.
Perpetual Motion is a short, dance-art film that explores relationships, sexuality, love and loneliness. The film is a single, fluid shot that moves around a crowded bar, landing on different couples and individuals whose inner worlds are suddenly manifested through dance.
HEAR ME ROAR
Hear Me Roar is a YouTube series featuring real people telling the true stories of their greatest challenges - and transforming their personal tragedies into victories.
Ivory is inspired by the true story of influential, Harlem Renaissance muralist John Biggers and his professor, Viktor Lowenfeld, a refugee from Nazi Germany who spent several years teaching in an all-black college in the segregated South.
Honor Diaries features nine women’s rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies who are engaged in a dialogue about gender inequality. The film gives a platform to female voices and seeks to expose the paralyzing political correctness that prevents many from identifying and addressing this international human rights disaster.