Official Bio


Elaine Smith is a freelance filmmaker based in Perth, Western Australia. She specialises in editing and post-production. She studied an Advanced Diploma of Digital Cinema at Central Institute of Technology in 2015.

Her experience to date comprises of short form, web series, long form, broadcast, music videos, and corporates.

Some of Elaine’s recent work includes assistant editing on feature film The Furnace, directed by Roderick MacKay and edited by Merlin Eden with Siamese, which is currently in final stages of post-production. Prior to that, she worked on two Screenwest funded shorts – Sparkles and Mystic Pines – both under Rush Films and due for release in 2020. She also edited Single Ladies, a Screenwest-funded webseries that currently is streaming on Hyvio.

She received a NextGen Webfest award for editing The Big Spaghetti webseries, which premiered at Slamdance Film Festival 2019 and Revelation Internation Film Festival 2018. She has edited music content for San Cisco, Beni Bjar, The Money War and Philip La Rosa. She has worked under Metamorflix, Sandbox Productions, The Office of John Cheese and OK Media Group on corporate and commercial projects.

She has 5 years of practical experience with Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, as well as After Effects and DaVinci Resolve. With a background in art department and producing, filmmaking is where her passion lies.

Elaine has a strange affinity with beagles and a habit of trying to convince herself she’s got a green thumb, despite her lack of gardening knowledge.

Last updated 21/07/2020