Director:Daniel Smeby
Year of Production:2015
Total Running Time:14 min


The viewer is the voyeur in this short film, shot completely on Super 8mm with an original score. The audience travels through 5 Caribbean and Latin countries exploring the ex-pat lifestyle with-in one characters experience.

There is an allure for the unknown throughout the film, while exploring one another’s culture. The ocean, surfing, cityscapes and skateboarding expose a canvas painted in the authentic colors of Ektachrome film, sailing you away during the original musical ensemble.


Smeby is a celluloid based filmmaker, dancing between the borders of fact and fiction. He aligns the tangibility of film with ideas of home, occupying himself resolving truths and insights of hope through a tango of time.

Dan graduated from Concordia University, in Montreal with a BFA while founding Ctrllab: Montreal Art House A.I.R Program. He now curates original Super 8mm & 16mm footage for live performances with musicians, DJ’s and performers in Canada and the USA. Spending his time between Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, and Detroit.

Lever Lencre is Dan Smeby’s first film funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and is now being distributed by Caribbeantales Worldwide Distribution.