Awards/Official Selections

2016 Manchester International Film Festival Special Mention: Screenplay by Michael Jonathan Smith

2016 FilmQuest Film Festival "Sing for your Supper" Nominated for Best Fantasy Short.

Official Selections for "Sing for your Supper": 2016 Manchester International Film Festival, 2016 Tallgrass International Film Festival, 2016 Santa Fe International Film Festival, 2016 Kerry Film Festival, 2016 Charlotte Film Festival 2016 Rahway International Film Festival, 2016 LA Shorts Film Festival, 2016 DC Shorts Film Festival, 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival, 2016 Rhode Island Film Festival, 2016 deadCenter Film Festival, 2016 FilmQuest Film Festival

Official Selections for "A Stitch in Time for $9.99": 2014 Cinequest Film Festival, 2014 Los Angeles Asian & Pacific Film Festival, 2014 Sci-Fi London, 2014 Little Rock Film Festival, 2014 Palm Springs International Shorts Festival, 2014 Indy Film Fest, 2014 Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival, 2014 Costa Rica International Film Festival, 2014 DC Shorts Film Festival, 2014 Holly Shorts Film Festival

2013 NYTVF Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition Finalist: "The Common Cult" (creator Michael Jonathan Smith) (link)

2013 LA WebFest Official Selection for "Mermates". Winner: Outstanding Writing for Comedy Webseries (Michael Jonathan Smith), Best Actor (Chris Yule)


The Snobby Robot: "Review: I OWN YOU - A Man and the Droid He Wasn't Looking for Make For Comedic Duo" Review (8/31/16)

The AV Club: "15 Minutes or Less: The Common Cult Chronicles Growing Pains, Lovecraft-Style" Review (2/28/13)

The Snobby Robot: "Kickstarting Your Comedy Web Series with Working Fish" Interview (2/11/13) (Watch the interview on Youtube!)

The Snobby Robot: "Webseries Wednesday: The Common Cult" Review (1/16/13)

Geekscape"The Season Finale of The Common Cult has been Summoned!" Article (12/6/12)

West Hartford Patch"Michael Jonathan Smith Is Looking For A Cult Following" Interview with writer/creator Michael Jonathan Smith (11/6/12)

Geekscape: "Geekscape's Not Quite Next Big Thing: The Common Cult" Interview with writer/creator Michael Jonathan Smith (8/28/12)

Los Angeles I'm Yours: "The Mermates Christmas Special" Article/Review (8/8/12)

Geekscape: "Tis the Season: The Mermates Christmas Special!" Article (8/6/12)

Alterna-TV: "Mermates Review" Review (6/15/12)

Saint Mort Show: "Episode 31: So This Guy's Crazy, Right?" Podcast Interview with Michael Jonathan Smith (5/31/12)

The Snobby Robot: "Webseries Wednesday: Mermates" Review (5/2/12)

The Laser Show with the Super Dunes ( February 23rd Episode (Download Part 1 / Part 2) Radio Interview with Michael Jonathan Smith (2/23/12)

Comediva: "Mermates: In Which Shirley Professes Her Love of the Sea" - Review of Mermates (4/17/12)

West Hartford News: "Hall Graduate Producing Web Comedy Series"- Article about writer/creator Michael Jonathan Smith (4/16/12)

Placevine Studio: "Mermates: Fish Out of Water Fun" - Review of Episode One of Mermates (4/4/12)

Geekscape: "Geekscape's Not Quite Next Big Thing: Mermates" - Interview with Michael Jonathan Smith about Mermates (4/2/12)

Storming the Tower: "Eros Inc. Returns With More Corporate Cupiding" Article Michael Jonathan Smith's comic Eros Inc. (2/11/11)

Fleen: "Recent Readings" Review of Michael Jonathan Smith's comics (10/18/10)

Comixtalk: "A Match Made In Los Angeles" Interview with Michael [May] Jonathan Smith about his comics (11/17/08)