Liz Smith is a documentary filmmaker but she often finds herself straying into mediums other than film. The Dinner Puzzle is a case in point, but what unites all her projects is a desire to investigate and tell non-fiction stories.
Liz met Richard in 2018 at the launch of Angela V. John’s Rocking the Boat (now just out in paperback) when discussing project ideas relating to the life of Lady Rhondda and the rest, as they say, is history – or rather, is this new venture.
“I’ve always had a strong interest in the feminist movement and its shifting forms over the decades, which is why I was attracted to this project. I was able to combine my digital media storytelling skills with Richard’s impressive research skills to bring the dinner to life. As far back as I can remember I’ve always enjoyed puzzling, but it would be fair to say this turned into one of the biggest puzzles I have ever tackled!”
Liz is currently making a feature documentary, Swipe Left For Addiction, an investigative documentary looking at what is at stake for today’s teenagers as technology impacts their lives through its addictive design, the threat to their mental health and how the effects of loss of agency and privacy could undermine our very humanity.
She is also the creator and host of What’s Going On In Your Head?, a series of live events that explore the secret inner workings of the mind through live performance and discussion.