Who’s he?

Jonathan Smith is a documentary filmmaker. He has produced several shorts, such as “Taming the Tarasque and the recently completed “Sweet Sorghum”.  He received a Magnifying Glass Grant for his film “Remembering Elwood Higginbottom”, about the impact of a lynching memorial in Oxford, MS on the family of the victim.  This film was a selection of the Oxford Film Festival in 2019 and aired on WNET in New York in 2019.

He has served as a mentor through the local community media center for first-time documentary projects and provided drone and camera work for other films, such as the drone footage for the memorial service in “Negro Terror”.