Owen A Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Cinematographer, Producer, Writer, Director & Casting Agent
Owen A Smith is the Founder and MD MovieLux Ltd. He is an experienced Producer with fifteen years in the Film & Television industry. Owen is an experienced Director of Photography / Cinematographer who has also become a Writer & Director and has over 150 professional credits from Feature films, Short films, Television Action Drama, Television Documentary series, TV-Chat Shows series, TV-Sitcom series, Music Promos, Sports Television series and Television commercials. As a graduate of The Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, he gained a Queens Commission and served as a full-time reservist for 6 years. He commanded 70 personnel in an RAF Training Branch and was a Flight Lieutenant. Owen originally studied Graphic Design at the Epsom School of Art & Design – University for the Creative Arts” (UCA). He developed his “creative eye” and unique insight, imaginative flair and perspective. He worked in advertising in London’s West End at the prestigious advertising photographic studio Adam B Colour Services. Owen honed his skills in studio lighting and subject framing in major advertising campaigns for magazine and billboard adverts. Company clients such as Ogilvy & Mather UK, Global Advertising & Marketing Agency, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising and McCann’s Ericson Advertising Agency
As a Producer, Owen is highly motivated, energetic and passionate. He’s a listener. He effectively defines the project specifications, finances and roles and responsibilities and gets the job done with little or no fuss.
Tom is a London based Casting Director with a very strong background in music and linguistics. Having obtained a Master’s degree in linguistics in 2005, he can speak a several languages fluently and is well travelled. Although Tom grew up in a creative musical family, his true passion is working in film and television. After some time spent working in the events and corporate environment, Tom started out as a supporting artist on feature films, television shows and other media productions, he also tried his luck as an actor only to realise, that he felt he could achieve much more by working behind the camera.
Tom is a highly self-motivated individual with a deep, working knowledge of the film and television industry as well as a number of industry connections. With a combination of his education, artistic background and professional experience in the film industry with his strong interpersonal and organisational skills, Tom realised his own potential in the production side of filmmaking and made his debut as a casting director in 2014 on an ambitious short film called “Piranha”.
Since then, Tom has further developed his skills and experience as a casting director behind a number of successful short films and music videos. Furthermore, gaining experience and new contacts while working behind the camera, Tom went on to briefly work as a Second Assistant Director on a TV show, before becoming an in-house casting director within the MovieLux team, which took Tom’s skills and experience to a new, higher level. Working towards Tom’s ambition is to become a successful casting director working on feature films and bigger television shows, with an aim to work on Hollywood level productions.
Natalie is the Co-founder, Co-Owner and a Company Director at MovieLux Ltd. Her experience as a Producer is Administrative. She is building her experience with some hands-on time on set when possible. Natalie assists and proofreads in production pitch documents, contracts, budgets, hiring of crew and preparing cast and crew hire documentation and contracts.
Natalie is meticulous in detail and output, she does everything to the highest of standards possible. Having spent 16 years serving in The British Army Natalie is methodical, strict and her attention to detail is on point. A former military SNCO, Natalie is more than capable of commanding up to 120 personnel and ensure that everyone plays their role. Natalie is key to ensuring that deadlines, budgets and contacts are all on time and within normal acceptable limits.
Since starting MovieLux with Owen, Natalie has learned about contracts, Pitch Documents, EIS SEIS Schemes. She has much to learn but is keen to know everything there is to know.