Chris Smith (filmmaker)
|Born||1970 (age 51–52)|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
Smith completed his first film, American Job, while attending the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee's Graduate Film Program. He was nominated for a "Someone to Watch Award" from the Independent Spirit Awards. Smith met Mark Borchardt, the subject of American Movie, while editing American Job, and began filming a documentary about the making of Borchardt's psychological thriller Coven. Both films played at the Sundance Film Festival, and American Movie was bought by Sony Pictures for $1 million.
Currently Smith is working on a documentary on director Robert Downey Sr., co-directing together with Kevin Ford. The project, with the working title "SR.", is produced by Team Downey, Robert Downey Jr.'s production company.
|1996||American Job||Narrative feature|
|1999||American Movie||Sundance Film Festival winner|
|2003||The Yes Men|
|2007||The Pool||Narrative feature|
|2017||Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond||Primetime Emmy Award nomination|
|2019||Fyre||Primetime Emmy Award nominations|
|2019||The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann||8-part Netflix series|
|2021||100 Foot Wave||6-episodes HBO docuseries|
- Maslin, Janet (1999-11-05). "American Movie". The New York Times.
- "1999 Sundance Film Festival". www.sundance.org. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- 12th annual Spirit Awards ceremony - FULL SHOW | 1997 | Film Independent on YouTube
- "American Movie"-maker|Salon.com
- 'Jim & Andy': The Thin Line Between An Actor's Method – And Madness : NPR
- "Fyre (2019)". Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- "Variety Chris Smith interview". Retrieved 2021-12-28.
- "Kevin Ford production". Retrieved 2021-12-28.
- Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond|Television Academy
- Television Academy