Author Introduce

Princella Smith is the President of April 19th Movie, LLC. She is the Director, Screenwriter and Executive Producer, for Beauty for Ashes. Princella also directed, wrote and produced the short film edition of Beauty for Ashes. Both the short film and the script for the feature film have received critical acclaim from various festivals including: Finalist for the Nashville Film Festival, Winner for the Feel the Reel Festival in Scotland and Official Selection for Los Angeles Cinefest to name only a few. Princella is the creator, Executive Producer and host of the former show “Engage the Nation” which aired on the KARZ television station in Little Rock, AR. Princella’s radio show of the same name aired on KARN News Radio, the largest news network in Central Arkansas for two years. Princella retired both the television and radio shows when she received the passion to produce Beauty for Ashes. Princella’s professional career has spanned the arenas of government and politics beginning with an internship for the late Arkansas Lt. Governor, Win Rockefeller when she was 17. Princella has served as a Communications Director on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC where she was also a Communications Staffer and Spokesperson for Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions. She has been a political commentator for national outlets such as FOX News, CNN, and MSNBC. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University and studied for a Master’s in Counterterrorism at the Lauder School of Government in Herzliya, Israel where she also received a Certificate in Cyber-Terrorism Studies.