(written from a Production point of view)
Peter Landsdown Smith was a production designer and art director on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. As an art director, Smith had previously worked with fellow Star Trek IV production designer Jack T. Collis on the comic 1982 film Night Shift, featuring Clint Howard and Vincent Schiavelli. He worked frequently with production designers Gene Callahan and Richard Sylbert.
Smith worked as both production designer and art director on a few other films, including Seems Like Old Times (1980, featuring Marc Alaimo and Bill Zuckert) and Big Trouble (1986, featuring Paul Dooley, Richard Libertini, Warren Munson, and Barbara Tarbuck). His only other production design credits are two comedies also starring Paul Dooley, Paramount's Paternity (1981) and 1983's Going Berserk (co-starring Rosalind Chao, Richard Libertini, and Kurtwood Smith).
Smith's other art direction credits include:
- Jagged Edge (1985) featuring Michael Dorn, Bruce French, and Leigh Taylor-Young, with cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti;
- Blind Date (1987) starring John Larroquette and featuring Armin Shimerman;
- Tequila Sunrise (1988) with Daniel Zacapa;
- Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) starring Dwight Schultz and featuring Ed Lauter, Don Pugsley, and Logan Ramsey;
- The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) featuring F. Murray Abraham, Kim Cattrall, Kirsten Dunst, Louis Giambalvo, Jon Rashad Kamal, Richard Libertini, Don McManus, and Saul Rubinek;
- Mobsters (1991) starring F. Murray Abraham, Seymour Cassel, and Christian Slater and featuring Willie Garson, Charles Picerni, Jr., and Titus Welliver;
- Groundhog Day (1993) featuring Willie Garson; and
- Sliver (1993) featuring Jim Beaver and Leonard Kelly-Young.
His most recent work was the Academy Award-nominated 1994 drama The Shawshank Redemption, whose cast included Bill Bolender, Brian Brophy, Clancy Brown, Jude Ciccolella, Bob Gunton, Don McManus, Mark Rolston, and William Sadler.