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Jesse Taylor Smith


Best known for his music videos, Jesse Taylor Smith has worked as a director and editor on both sides of the Tasman. Since completing a media studies degree at Victoria University in 2010, he has made videos for Grayson Gilmour, punk trio Autumn Splendour, and Junica/Ladyhawke collaboration Living in My House. His videos often deliberately evoke a low-fi feel, while displaying his love for the imaginative and surreal.  

The beautiful film-like epic [...] features a tumultuous breakup between a boy and a girl. The hazy ambient glow, awkward acting — contrasted with the girl’s heartfelt aggression — and attention to detail in makeup and styling makes the video a memorable and sophisticated mini-film. Sarah Gooding on Smith’s video for 2011 track Toby, on website Einstein Music Journal