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Burleigh Smith

Burleigh Smith (born Andrew Christopher Burleigh Smith, 7 January 1979) is an Australian screenwriter, film director and actor. His films centre on relationships between men and women and often emphasise dry wit and desperate characters. His strongest influence is Woody Allen.

Smith studied filmmaking at Curtin University of Technology, where he completed a Graduate Diploma in 2002 and a Masters in 2009. He also studied under prominent Australian film critic David Stratton at the University of Sydney's Centre for Continuing Education. In 2011, Stratton wrote that Smith's enthusiasm for film matched his own.

Smith lives in Perth, Western Australia and lectures in filmmaking at SAE Institute.

Short film credits


The Things My Father Never Taught Me

Australia | Jan 2012 | 7:00
Melvin gives dating advice to his three-year-old son.
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