Smiely's an independent film producer who has a passion for storytelling, sustainability and wellbeing.
Over the last few years, she's been a hustling entrepreneur, running her own photography and videography business, capturing everything from weddings, families, grad, business events, and more.
Studying Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University, this is when she discovered her love for the business of filmmaking. Over three years, Smiely sharpened her skills as a student producer, and after attending an industry event, was inspired to introduce a new concept in the classroom and on her student film sets: sustainable production.
Taking a step away from freelancing and finishing school, Smiely is now working in the film industry alongside many experts to further promote sustainable production. She is named Reel Green Ambassador by Creative BC, interned with Green Spark Group, has given keynote presentations at her university and in the industry, working to bring new sustainable methods into higher-ed classrooms. Now, Smiely is working with Netflix overseeing sustainability on a tv production.
Equally passionate about healthy living and wellness, Smiely decided to launch a new video/podcast-style series called "The Sustainable Act with Smiely Khurana" bringing together everything she is passionate about, to start discussions and conversations. This series will be diving into sustainable and mindful living as well as tips for eco productions.
When she's not working, you can find her outdoors hiking and biking, at a cafe reading a good book and/or journalling, exploring and planning trips, trying a new plant-based recipe, listening to podcasts, and taking photos of everything. Connect with her through any of her social media or the contact button below to get in touch and say hi!