Evil Ted Smith

Ted Smith, director of the indie sci-fi cult classic Guardian of the Realm, knows moviemaking from start to finish. He conceived the story for Guardian, co-wrote the script, built all of the creature costumes and many of the props, and personally went out to sell it at screenings and conventions. Smith’s lifelong passion for sci-fi – yes, he was that boy, artistically inclined and enamored of Star Trek and Space 1999 – took him from St. Louis to Los Angeles, where he has spent 25 years building miniatures, props and costumes for hit TV shows and films.