Raphael Smith

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Raphael Schrire Smith (born in Cape Town, South Africa 29 November 1973, first name pronounced to rhyme with "playful") is a screenwriter based in London, United Kingdom. He attended Herzlia Primary, Middle and High School and studied law and Jewish Civilisation at the University of Cape Town. He also holds a master's degree in screenwriting from the National Film and Television School. In 2004, he was nominated for a BAFTA as a writer on the short film Sea Monsters.[1] In late 2004, Smith acted as the script consultant on the South African feature film Boy called Twist.[2]

In 2008 Smith wrote the film Sidney Turtlebaum starring Derek Jacobi, which was nominated for best short film at the 2009 British Independent Film Awards [3] and shortlisted for a 2010 Academy Award for the category best short film.[4]


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