Meet Robert Smithline of Smithline Films in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert Smithline.

Robert, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. All my life, I was writing creatively, whether it was in the form of pictures, words, or both. Separately, I’ve always had a love for film. Growing up, I used to watch my favorite movies over and over again. Still, I never really thought you could make movies for a living. I simply didn’t know anyone who did at the time. One year in high school, I got this idea in my head that I wanted to write a science fiction novel. I felt I had a good idea and I wanted to just try it. I saw there was a creative writing elective class. I figured if I was going to write it anyway, why not get some school credit for it. What I didn’t expect was that I’d end up writing a whole lot more, and in my senior year I submitted my portfolio to my high school’s writing contest. I had never done anything like that, but I won and that’s when I became serious about writing as a career. Filmmaking still wasn’t a realistic possibility in my mind, but I was still very interested in movies.

Read More


Related Posts

Ugly Productions is a full-service production company specializing in independent film.


Get our latest news as quick as possible.
By entering your email address below.

    copyright © 2020 ugly productions. all rights reserved.