About Me

Visualization|VFX Supervisor - Producer
Tefft Smith II, is a Visualization, VFX and Animation Supervisor working mostly in films, television, commercials and themed entertainment. His work experience includes working for various studios including Pixomondo, Halon Entertainment, A52, Look Effects Inc., Zoic Studios, and Gradient Effects LLC. 
 
Tefft has several credits to his name, including: Mandalorian, Star Trek: Short Treks, Midway, Orville: Season 2, The OA, Alice Through the Looking Glass, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, A dogs Way Home, KONG: Skull Island, Tomorrowland, and Passion of the Christ . As a producer, he has released Carolina Parakeet, Burlap and The Smiling Man both with Multiple Festival Awards, and as a director, Tefft created several animated shorts, bumpers of the 50 greatest VFX Films and a Tribute to Steven Spielberg for the Visual Effects Society.
 
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he majored in animation and received a double minor in design and photography. Over the years he has taught at USC and at Gnomon, where he served as the Director of Education in 2008.

Awards

Diabolique International Film Festival 

2015

FANTASTIC

FEST

2015

SXSW

2016

Another Hole

in the Head

2015

Underground Film Festival

2015

The Indie Horror Film Festival, Chicago, US 2017

Won, Best Short

Burlap (2017)

SXSW Film Festival 2016

Nominated, SXSW Grand Jury Award

Midnight Short for The Smiling Man (2015)

Fantastic Cinema Festival 2016

 Won, Grand Jury Award

Best Short Film for The Smiling Man (2015)  (short film)

American Short Film Awards 2015

Won, Jury Award

Best Horror Short Film for The Smiling Man (2015)

Another Hole in the Head Genre Film Festival 2015

Won, Audience Award

Best Film Overall for The Smiling Man (2015)

Diabolique International Film Festival 2015

Nominated, Diabolique Film Festival Award

Best Short Film for The Smiling Man (2015)

The Dare Media Underground Film Festival, Cork, IE 2015

Won, Festival Award

Best Horror/Sci-Fi Short Film for The Smiling Man (2015)