Did you know that Iain Smith, one of the most influential filmmakers nowadays (and for sure you know him because he is a man behind blockbusters like Mad Max: Road Fury , The Fifth Element and Seven Years in Tibet, will give a masterclass on movie production and tell our youngsters how to win the battle between art and commerce!) This man is one of the special guests of the 15th edition of Transylvania International Film Festival, where he will receive the Special Award for contribution to World Cinema at the closing gala of June 4.
Born in Glasgow, Iain Smith graduated from the London Film School and has worked for many years with major Hollywood studios - Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Miramax - and with directors such as Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, George Miller, Darren Aronofsky, Stephen Frears, Luc Besson, Roland Joffe. Iain was working at dozens of films, such as Hearts of Fire, Mary Reilly, with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich, productions with big budgets of Hollywood such as Mad Max: Road Fury, with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, Wanted, with Angelina Jolie, Fountain, Children of Men, Alexander, Cold Mountain, for which Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger filmed in Romania, Planet of the Apes, Seven years in Tibet with Brad Pitt, the fifth element with Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and many many others!
Those with a great idea in mind and a dream about getting to Hollywood will definitely be tomorrow in Napoca 15 at 16.00, part of our industry programme.