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John Smithson

Creative Director

Arrow Media

John Smithson is Creative Director of London-based ARROW MEDIA, a new production company he co-founded in 2011.

Previously he was Chief Executive of Darlow Smithson Productions, a company he created and which evolved into one of the biggest and most admired producers in global non-fiction TV.

He has a multi-award winning track record across film and television. In 2011 he was an Oscar® nominee for Best Motion Picture of the Year for Danny Boyle's 127 HOURS, a film he originated and produced. He also produced Touching the Void, which won the British Academy Award for Outstanding British Film and and broke box-office records.

He has worked as an Executive Producer on hundreds of hours of iconic television - from long running factual series to scripted films for broadcasters around the world. He is currently in production on a large slate of projects for Arrow Media

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