Martin's latest project is JIMMY is a documentary about the disabled rights campaigner Jimmy McIntosh MBE. The film, a commission by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Creative Scotland and BBC Scotland, offers a unique, point of view, insight into a day in the life of Jimmy. It joint-premiered at Sheffield DocFest and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The film won the Franklyn Marshall Award for Short Film at the CurtDoc International Documentary Festival, Spain, and was nominated for the BAFTA New Talent Award from BAFTA Scotland. It won Second Prize at the ICCL Human Rights Films Awards, was nominated Best International Short Film in the Bill Douglas Award and nominated for Best Scottish Film in the Scottish Short Film Awards at the Glasgow Short Film Festival.
Martin Smith also conceived and directed MY CITY: EDINBURGH for Channel 4 produced through Sugar Tree Productions. The series of four documentary slots were shot on Super 8 and feature Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson, the boxer Alex Arthur, the artist John Bellany and 10-year-old Sophie Watson from North Edinburgh Arts Youth Drama Group.