Chris Smith (filmmaker)
|Born||1970 (age 52–53)|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
Chris Smith (born 1970) is an American filmmaker. He directed American Movie, which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
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.
His resume also included the Emmy-nominated Jim & Andy (2017), about the making of the 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon.
Smith wrote and directed the documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019), about the Fyre Festival fraud.
He also made a documentary about director Robert Downey Sr., co-directing together with Kevin Ford. The project, simply titled "Sr.", was 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 docuseries|
|2020||Tiger King||7-part Netflix docuseries|
|2021||100 Foot Wave||6-part HBO docuseries|
|2022||Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.||4-part Netflix docuseries|
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- ^ 12th annual Spirit Awards ceremony - FULL SHOW | 1997 | Film Independent on YouTube
- ^ Ebertfest
- ^ "American Movie"-maker|Salon.com
- ^ 'Jim & Andy': The Thin Line Between An Actor's Method – And Madness : NPR
- ^ "Fyre (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- ^ "Variety Chris Smith interview". 18 July 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-28.
- ^ "Robert Downey Sr. Documentary from Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-12-28.
- ^ Top Gun: Maverick Named Best Movie of 2022 by National Board of Review - The Hollywood Reporter
- ^ Home Movie (2001)|Roger Ebert
- ^ Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond|Television Academy
- ^ Television Academy