Whitney Sudler-Smith

Whitney Sudler-Smith was born in Washington, is an American filmmaker, television director, and classically trained guitarist. He was executive producer of one episode of Southern Charm, a "reality docu-series" about life in Charleston, SC airing on the Bravo.

Sudler-Smith brought up in Virginia, he graduated from Georgetown Day School and George Washington University, and studied at Oxford University and the Alliance Française in Paris.

After arriving in Los Angeles in 1996, Sudler-Smith directed two small films Going for Baroque and Afternoon Delight. In 1998 he released the Indie film Bubba and Ike, a "redneck buddy comedy" starring Jesse Borrego and Elisa Gabrielli that was first screened at the Austin Film Festival. In 2002 Smith wrote and directed Torture TV, another Indie film that starred Danny Huston and Trevor Goddard.

In 2010 Sudler-Smith released a documentary Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston about Roy Halston, the famous fashion designer who helped to create the casual chic look. The film focused on Studio 54 and the club scene in Manhattan in the 1970s, using archival footage and interviews of personalities including Anjelica Huston, Billy Joel, Liza Minnelli, and Anthony Haden-Guest.

Sudler-Smith is creator and executive producer of Southern Charm, a reality show on Bravo that chronicles the social life of Charleston, SC Filming of the second season finished in November, 2014. Southern Charm looks at the life of six young professionals in Charleston including a novice lawyer, an aspiring fashion designer, and Thomas Ravenel, a local celebrity who was forced to resign as state treasurer of South Carolina after being indicted on cocaine charges. Ravenel is still "pursuing a political career with utter delusion," noted a reviewer about the show. "He plots his comeback while also getting sloshed and hooking up with a 21-year-old. In other words, he is reality TV gold.

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