Emerging Founders

Chaz Smith

Chaz aspires to make feature-length narratives on an international scale that leave a lasting impact on the masses while glorifying God. In the Fall, he will be heading to NYU to pursue an MFA in Film Production. In 2016, he was a Sundance Ignite Fellow and a Jerusalem Film Workshop Participant. His work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and Seventeen Magazine websites, and has been used by the National Coast Guard, Air Force, and Army for sexual assault awareness training, as well as in a multitude of universities, including his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. What excites him most about the emerging founders program is being able to meet other Christians who are learning to make an impact for Christ, gaining experience in development, pre-production, and on set, and working with people who are passionate about telling great stories that really know what they're doing.

Chaz was an apprentice alongside Stephen Buchanan of More Media. 

More Media is a digital content and film production company focused on partnering with talented directors, writers, and producers to create inspiring content for a new generation through innovative distribution models. More Media is producing a feature-length documentary about U.S. civilians fighting against ISIS, a short film inspired by the real events of a prostitute from South Bronx, New York, and they recently sold a project to NBCUniversal/Syfy. They also run an advertising business, collaborating with brands and agencies to create branded content and commercials. They are highly versatile and multi‐skilled collaborators who tell authentic and honest stories.