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Television script-writer, director, creator, and producer.

Aside from the short films The List (1996) and Calling Gerry Molloy (2003) and the telemovie Dripping in Chocolate (2012), Smith's work has all been in television serials.

Her earliest scripts were for children's adventure series Ship to Shore (1996), followed by scripts for Minty (1998), Fast Tracks (1999), and All Saints (2000). Between 2001 and 2007, she was heavily involved in the production of McLeod's Daughters, including as script-writer, script editor (2001-2003), script producer (2003-2004), and story consultant (2005-2007).

Since 2000, Smith has written scripts for The Alice (2005), Blue Water High (2006), Sea Patrol (2007), Canal Road (2008), Rescue Special Ops (2009-2011), and Wild Boys (2011).

She is also the co-creator and producer of both Rescue Special Ops and Wild Boys, and the producer of The Alice and Dripping in Chocolate.

Awards for Works

Blue Water High 2005-2008 series - publisher film/TV young adult

'Seven 15 year-old surfers have been selected from around Australia and overseas to take part in an intensive 12-month residential school program at Blue Water High. At the beachside school they join other pupils in a normal year's academic work as well as receiving special coaching in surfing. At the end of the year, two of the seven will qualify to surf the pro-circuit and win a three-year sponsorship contract. The series is a race into the finals for the wild card, a race to get through the year, and a race to grow up. The seven teens, forced to live, study and train together—at the same time become best friends and greatest competitors.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 20/8/2013)

2007 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Children's Program
2006 nominated AFI Awards Best Children's Television Drama
2005 nominated AFI Awards Best Children's Television Drama
Calling Gerry Molloy 2002 single work film/TV thriller

'Jude and Ron, both in their mid-thirties, enjoy a relationship filled with passion and a shared fetish for fantasy. They play all sorts of games. Harmless competitive fun. That is until Gerry Molloy enters their lives. The game takes on a new twist that neither Jude nor Ron can control. Fantasy becomes fact, or is it the other way round?'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 23/1/2014)

2002 winner AWGIE Awards Short Film
All Saints 1998 series - publisher film/TV

One of Australia's highest rating dramas, All Saints is a Logie Award-winning Australian medical drama set in the fictional All Saints Western General Hospital in suburban Sydney. The stories originally focused on the nursing staff of Ward 17 run by Nursing Unit Manager Terri Sullivan. It was sometimes referred to as the 'garbage ward' because it took the overflow of patients.

In 2004 Network Seven producers overhauled the series in an effort to increase the show's gradually dwindling audience. They achieved this by closing down Ward 17 and transferring some of the staff to the Emergency Department managed by Frank Campion. Several other new lead characters were also introduced. The changes also saw the storylines begin to focus more on the lives of the doctors and nurses.

Another significant change to the series came in early 2009 when the producers introduced the Medical Response Unit. Central to this development was the helicopter which took doctors to rescue situations outside the hopsital and which in turn brought patients to the All Saints Emergency Department. The show's name was also changed at this time to All Saints: Medical Response Unit. The increased production costs created by having scenes shot on location played a part, however, in the series being cancelled mid-year. The series ended with the Emergency Department and Medical Response Unit teams having a dinner to farewell the last remaining original character, Von Ryan on her final day at All Saints.

All Saints was popular in many countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium and Iran.

2010 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2008 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2007 nominated AFI Awards Best Television Drama Series
2007 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2006 nominated AFI Awards Best Television Drama Series
2006 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2006 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2005 nominated AFI Awards Best Television Drama Series
2005 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2004 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2004 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
2002 nominated AFI Awards Best Television Drama Series
2002 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
2001 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
2001 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2000 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
1999 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
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