Joining BAFTA in the early 1980s Iain Smith OBE was instrumental in the formation of BAFTA Scotland in 1986. In 2005 he was the recipient of BAFTA Scotland’s Outstanding Achievement in Film Award.
Often described as ‘Europe’s busiest producer’ Iain’s list of credits is as impressive as his workload and reads like a of who’s who of recent cinema history. Beginning his career in production with David Puttnam his early films included classic titles like Local Hero, The Killing Fields and The Mission. He has worked with some of Hollywood’s highest profile directors including Darren Aronofsky, Alfonso Curaron and Oliver Stone, and on big budget titles like Wanted and Alexander. His most recent high profile success came in 2015 with Oscar and BAFTA winning Mad Max: Fury Road.
A staunch advocate of film and television production in his native Scotland, Iain has lobbied for a purpose built film and TV studio north of the border for a number of years – a project green-lit in early 2017 – as well as promoting inward investment from the Scottish Government.