Alex & Andrew Smith
The Smith Brothers have written scripts for HBO, Warner Bros, Disney, Sony, and FX. They adapted the graphic novel SON OF THE GUN by legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky for Fox Searchlight. They also adapted, REMEMBERING LAUGHTER, the first novelby Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Wallace Stegner, for filmmaker, Rodrigo Garcia. The Smith Brothers have worked in the past with Lars Von Trier, Terrence Malick and David O. Russell. Alex is based in Woodstock, New York, and Andrew is a published poet, and a Professor in the School of Media Arts at the University of Montana.
The Smiths recently wrote, directed and produced WINTER IN THE BLOOD, a feature film based on the classic James Welch novel, which had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival and won numerous festival awards. Previously, they wrote and directed THE SLAUGHTER RULE, a feature film starring Ryan Gosling, David Morse and Amy Adams which premiered at Sundance. Alex & Andrew are currently writing two pilots—an adaptation of Kevin Brockmeier’s best-selling novel, THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD, for Amazon—and THE DARKLINGS, a horror fantasy set in post-WWII Europe—for Red Arrow, a Munich-based international production company.
“Our third feature, WALKING OUT, takes a timeless, archetypal story to absolute extremity: a father and son, at odds with each other, are forced by lethal circumstance to bond in the wilderness during a hunting trip. […] Our film asks: What sacrifices are necessary for survival? What is the right way to become a man? The main theme of Walking Out is this search for KNOWLEDGE. David, our hero, a modern, ‘plugged-in’ city mouse teenager—goes on a brutal yet profound journey into the heart of the Mountain. It is an epic voyage that takes him from ‘alien’ to ‘integrated’, from ‘arm’s length’ to the deepest embrace imaginable, from innocence to experience. Our main cinematic goal is to present his evolution—as he arcs from ‘not knowing’ to ‘knowing’—as a map of healing. As a possible way forward”.