Definitively Deborah

Deborah Jayne Reilly Smith's personal journey in film and television

Deborah Jayne Reilly Smith welcomes you!!

A few years ago I was fortunate to find my way into the wonderful world of film and television, both as an actor and as a film-maker.  Join me on a pictorial journey of some of the unforgettable experiences I have had in that magical world.

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Traffic Warning – No Backchat – Red Flags!! Episode 4 of the webseries The Exploits and Misadventures of Old M’Elle!!

In this episode Kiddo is desperately trying to ensure the safety and security of the cast and crew on an upcoming film shoot, but Old M’Elle is having none of it.


Episode 4 Poster final

Curse of the Bloody Voodoo Sockpuppet 30th Anniversary Special Edition trailer!!

Last summer the character I played in Creature from Cannibal Creek, “Harriet”, made a reappearance in the Curse of the Bloody Voodoo Sockpuppet 30th Anniversary Special Edition.  This edition incorporates the first film by actor and director, John Migliore, with  updates to include new characters.  Film from Survival Zombie Films!

Here is the trailer.  Warning: Not for the sqeamish!!

Here’s a look at “Harriet” who looks slightly different from how she looked in Creature from Cannibal Creek.  Photo credit goes to Wheeldon Photography.


Taboo Topics for Successful Film Production Meetings – Episode 3 of The Exploits and Misadventures of Old M’Elle!!!

In Episode 3 of The Exploits and Misadventures of Old M’Elle, M’Elle invites Kiddo over for lunch and a production meeting for the upcoming film.  Kiddo realizes some uncomfortable ideas about how Old M’Elle is going to make her film.

Episode 2 – The Painting and A$$hole Drivers – The Exploits and Misadventures of Old M’Elle comedy web series!

Yesterday Episode 2 of my comedy web series screened at the 14th Annual River Arts Film Festival, at The Minga in Dunnville, Ontario.

Today the episode is available to view online at this link:

With this web series, the challenge for me was to create a piece of work, in this case 10 episodes, using myself in all the roles, with little-to-no help from anyone.  So I was in front of the camera playing all the characters, behind the camera doing the cinematography, sound, lighting etc., and then doing the editing.  Huge thanks to Pixabay for some stock footage, and  And of course, huge thanks so Kevin MacLeod for the music.

The Exploits and Misadventures of Old M’Elle – Episode One – The Caterer and The Big Guns!

I am delighted to be able to premiere my 10 part comedy web series, The Exploits and Misadventures of Old M’Elle today.

Episode One, The Caterer and The Big Guns finds us at the start of the bizarre shenanigans of Old M’Elle as she begins her journey into film directing.

Episode Two will premiere on November 18th 2019.

Gruemonkey’s Women of Horror!

Today I was the special guest in the latest publication of Gruemonkey for their Women of Horror section.

Please check out the article at this link:

Photo credit, Cathie Wheeldon of Wheeldon Photography


aka Hammertown!! Drama series!

Deborah Jayne Reilly Smith 2019 for aka HammertownEarlier this year I was very happy to be cast in a small role in the new up-coming series called aka HAMMERTOWN, created by two Hamiltonians, Kathy Rupcic and Darren Kaulback.

Here is a link to the rest of the cast on their website:

Here is a link to the trailer:

Creature from Cannibal Creek – Get Me Pictures – cartoon short!

Director, John Migliore, of Survival Zombie Films, recently wrote and created this cartoon short which is based on his live action creature feature, Creature from Cannibal Creek which was shot almost a year ago.

Some of the voices from the original feature film show up again in this short.

The music is created and performed by Mike Trebilcock.


Daddy’s Girls – short film – Hamilton Film Festival (2016)

Recently available is a short film, Daddy’s Girls, which was an entry at the Hamilton Film Festival 2016 – 72 Hour Challenge.

I was one of the elements of the challenge.  Carlos Henriques of The Butcher Shop Makeup and Effects Studio, applied FX makeup to my face where-after I had to appear in all of the short films participating in the 72 Hour Challenge.

Daddy’s Girls is written and directed by Nick Pusic.

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