Jax Smith is a writer and director based in Toronto. 

She wrote and directed the branded content series, Turning The Tables for Shaftesbury Films Inc. And her series Defect was shortlisted for the CFC’s Netflix Project Development Accelerator. 

Jax directed and co-wrote the short film  Mental. A BravoFACT recipient, it received five Leo nominations, including Best short drama and Best screenwriting. It garnered Jax the WIFTV Spotlight Image Award for, ‘an outstanding short work that shows production excellence or a unique, visionary approach.’

Jax directed The Stakeout, nominated for an EDA award for ‘Best Female-Directed Short’ at the Whistler Film Festival, and for a Leo award for Best Actress.

She’s directed projects for First Star and the World Wildlife Fund, which have screened on CBS, The Knowledge Network, and Urban Rush TV.

Her short play, Discord, was produced by Alma Matters Productions.

Short stories