Richard Smith

screenwriter / director


I’ve been keeping cats in bags recently (not literally, sadly), but apparently PR works better when you tell people. So here’s the first in a series of exciting developments: EAST WIND, RAIN… Based on the wonderful novel by Caroline Paul, I’m writing the mini-series for Picture Road and Jesse Blanco (perhaps the most passionate, persistent man on earth), here in LA. This is an amazing untold true story of Pearl Harbor, focusing on the inhabitants of a tiny Hawaiian island in 1941, who had to deal with the attack's only crash-landed Japanese fighter pilot. Keep your eyes peeled please, because this feels a bit special...

More to come soon!