John N. Smith graduated with a BA in political philosophy from McGill University in 1964. He worked as a stevedore, tobacco picker, construction worker and taxi driver before joining the CBC as a researcher in 1968.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
The New Boys (1974) Bargain Basement (1976) Happiness Is Loving Your Teacher (1977) Revolution’s Orphans (1979)
First Winter (1981) Acting Class (1981) For the Love of Dance (1981) Gala (1982-P) The Masculine Mystique (1984, co-directed with Giles Walker) River Journey/Au fil de l’eau (1984) First Stop, China (1985) Sitting in Limbo (1986) A Gift for Kate (1986) Train of Dreams (1987) Welcome to Canada (1989)
Dieppe (TV-1993) The Boys of St. Vincent (TV-1993) Dangerous Minds (1995) Sugartime (TV-1995) A Cool, Dry Place (1998) Revenge of the Land (TV-1999)