Mary Olive Smith

Mary Olive Smith

Director & Executive Producer
Flying Pup Productions

Mary Olive Smith is an Emmy-award-winning director of documentary and non-fiction content. With a background in primetime TV (Nat Geo Channels, Discovery and History Channel) and feature-length docs, for the past decade she’s produced short docs for a variety of non-profits.

Full Bio
Freelance/Self-Employed - Executive Producer/Director, Flying Pup Productions 2008-Present

Senior Producer & Series Producer, Engel Entertainment, NYC, 1996-2008

Associate Producer, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Affairs, Washington, DC, 1989-1993

Professional Credits
2008 - Present
Freelance Director and Executive Producer non-fiction & Documentary, w/ own production company - Flying Pup Productions.

Engel Entertainment 1994-2008 Series Producer and Senior Producer, NYC

Dozens of non-fiction television, web-based shorts and feature-length documentary credits with 25 years in the industry
Industry Awards
Emmy Award for News and Documentary Outstanding Informational Programming
Long-form - Director & Producer - "A Walk to Beautiful" (PBS)

Emmy Nomination, "The Violence Paradox, NOVA science series (PBS) - as Segment Director & Cinematographer

Best Feature Documentary, International Documentary Association - Director & Producer ("A Walk to Beautiful")

Numerous festival awards including Audience Award and Human Rights Award ("A Walk to Beautiful")

Overseas Press Club | Edward R. Murrow Award, Documentary on International Affairs - as a Field Producer & Cinematographer, "Child Brides"(PBS)

Global Health Council - Excellence in Media