Jul 06, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Feb 8, 2022

Producers & Distributors of High Quality Australian Film and Television

We've got quality not quantity. We break the ice for others to follow.

On this site you will find details of our past film production, direct sales info, 

who we are, what we've got in development plus bits about our heros.

                   NEW RELEASE
              Bellingen
                The Promised Land
Following the 1971 Aquarius festival in Nimbin NSW many people decided not to return to the city and that way of life.  Many took the plunge and decided to stay in the vicinity.  Locals were leaving in droves.  They were eagerly replaced by tribes of hippies keen to practise a countercultural lifestyle. So began an invasion that was to change to face of country Australia as feral hippies took to the streets confident, cashed up and semi naked.  It wouldn’t be long before friction turned to fire.                                                                                            

 

         NINGLA-A'NA
TENT EMBASSY FILM RESTORATION

                                     Ningla ANa. Tent Embassy Photo Noel Hazard Distributed by Smart St. Films copy 2                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Noel Hazard 
We did it.  Or rather you did it.  From people fo goodwill we've raised the money to restore this unique record of the battle for justice for first nations people in Australia. NINGLA - A'NA is a legendary documentary film shot inside the embassy and up close to all the major players. No other film record gets as close to the struggle as this.  This 72 minute film is an extraordinary insight to the ongoing battle for justice and is in danger of being lost forever as it's condition deteriorates.  With the cultural authorities declining to assist the restoration of the film we went out to people of good will and raised the money to make a beautiful high definition scan and clean scratches and glue from the images. It should be ready in about six weeks

Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt

SYNOPSIS:  John Cooper Clarke is a poet, storyteller and comic commentator who became a central figure in the remarkable revival of British poetry in the late twentieth century. Often referred to as the Bard Of Salford he came to prominence during the punk explosion of the 1970s when he opened for bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Fall, Joy Division, the Buzzcocks and Elvis Costello. He survived the punk explosion and today has a large and varied following with his poems appearing as signature pieces on TV in “The Sopranos” and in films such as “Control” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt mixes concert footage and interviews with interpreted and dramatised treatments of his work. John Cooper Clarke and his story are as engaging as the imagery in his poetry.

Here's an interview with John in our "Heros" section.

Censorship Rating: PG
Length: 60 Minutes
Country of Origin: U.K.
Year of Production: 1983
Producer: Elizabeth Taylor-Mead, Peter Berry
Director: Nick May
Performers: John Cooper Clarke, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Michele Roberts, Jules Deelder, Attila the Stockbroker and Seething Wells
Reviews: “…proceeds to open the gates on a field of his poems whose rhythms pound down the straight like horses in a Melbourne Cup field.”
Sydney Morning Herald

“A celluloid collage as vigorous and nervy as the poetry it portrays” Sounds (U.K.)
“explores the work of the UK’s first punk poet.” Time Out U.K.

Subject area Performance poetry, punk culture, society, social studies
Photo Gallery Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt Photo Gallery
 
                                    

                                           

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For the last 45 years we've shot films all round the world on a wide variety of subjects. From sport to politics and art we have a unique library of moving and still images. We make these available to filmmakers and private individuals for use in other films or just to own personally.  In particular our extraordinary range of surveillance films and photographs are a unique resource.

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For HD movies or hand printed stills on acid free paper contact us: 
enquiries@smartstreetfilms.com.au 

In Development

Looted treasure, IRA terror, Dandies, Winston Churchill, Zombies, show biz scoundrels and aunt Mabel's millions.  

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LOOTED
We've got a wide ranging slate in development.READ MORE

Heroes

    Terry Southern
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    The Hippest Guy On The Planet

Dr. Strangelove, Candy, Magic Christian, Easyrider you name it Terry Southern had a profound influence on American cinema and our understanding of the absurdity of life.

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