Justin Chip Taylor Smith is a self-taught filmmaker based in Bozeman, Montana. Growing up in California, he began using his familys camcorder to make short surfing and skateboarding films, going on to work as a producer for DC Shoes. He eventually made his way to Jackson Hole, where he worked with Travis Rice on the seminal snowboarding film The Fourth Phase. Over the last decade, Smith has worked on some of the action sports industry's largest film projects, including Ty Evans' We Are Blood, Jetmans Young Feathers, Robbie Maddison's AIR.CRAFT and Rice's Depth Perception. He aspires to deliver visceral, authentic film experiences. Smith is the director of IKIGAI (Mountainfilm 2019), co-director of 2019 Mountainfilm Commitment Grant winner Omoiyari - A Song Film by Kishi Bashi (Mountainfilm 2022) and co-director of FABRIC A Documentary Series by Robin Van Gyn Episode 1 "Knowledge" (Mountainfilm 2022).