Born and raised in Las Vegas, Samantha Smiths passion for meaningful media brought her to Los Angeles, where she studied film and television production at Pepperdine University. Smith has continued to develop her craft, assisting Lucy Walker, director of several Mountainfilm documentaries, including the The Crash Reel
(Mountainfilm 2013). Smith directed 1-800-Give-Us-Your-Kidney
with a world premiere at the 2016 Moutainfilm festival. The films story is a reminder that were all the same on the inside.