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Growing Up Smith

Directed by Frank Lotito

USA | 1 hr 44 min | 2015

An Indian family moves to America in 1979 with hopes of living the American Dream. When their young boy Smith falls in love with the girl next door, his desire to become a “good old boy” propels him further away from his family’s ideals than ever before. A tribute to childhood heroes, to first love… and to growing up in small town America.

Growing Up Smith - Frank LotitoFrank Lotito

Originally an actor/comedian from Melbourne, Australia. Frank has kept busy on both sides of the camera acting, writing and producing for over 15 years. In 2007 he worked closely with Ian Thorpe producing a 2-hour documentary on the environment, titled “Fish out of water”. Since then Frank has gone on to produce “The Phone” hosted my Justin Melvey for Fox 8. Stefano’s Cooking Paradiso, An 8 part cooking series for Lifestyle Food, which was nominated for a TV Logy award and Vancouver Dreams a two hour special on the 2010 winter Games.

Frank has also produced feature films, including Big Mamma’s Boy, which he wrote and starred in, The Lookalike, starring Justin Long and Jerry O’Connell and Good Ol’ Boy, starring Jason Lee, which is also Frank’s directorial debut.

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Film Information

Director: Frank Lotito
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 1 hr 44 min
Rating: PG13


Producers: Frank Lotito, Anjul Nigam, Steve Straka
Music composed by: Michael Lira
Screenplay: Anjul Nigam, Gregory Scott Houghton, Paul Quinn

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Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival