Kris Meyer

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Kris Meyer (born July 1, 1969) is an American film and television producer.

Early life[edit]

Meyer grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and is the son of a Vietnam veteran. Kris comes from a long family line of Boston Firefighters. He attended Boston College High School and then Boston College, graduating in 1991 as a double eagle.[1] Upon graduation, he relocated to California to pursue a career in the movie industry.

Career[edit]

Throughout his career Kris Meyer has worked under The Farrelly Brothers and their production banner Conundrum Entertainment as a creative executive, production executive and producer on such blockbuster hits as “There's Something About Mary (1998),” “Me, Myself & Irene,” “Shallow Hal,” “Fever Pitch (2005)”, “Hall Pass (2011)”, “The Three Stooges” and “Dumb and Dumber To” resulting in over $2 billion in box office sales.

Meyer has also worked on many independent projects. In 2007, he worked as a producer on the independent film On Broadway. Most recently, Meyer served as the executive producer on the documentary Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself which debuted on US television on PBS American Masters on May 16, 2014, earning a 95% "Fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

While filming Fever Pitch in 2004, Meyer met Luis Tiant. Tiant shared with Meyer his dream to return to Cuba, Tiant's birth country. Tiant had been trying to return on his own, and Meyer offered to help Tiant with hopes that a film crew could travel with him and film the journey. Under the guise of a goodwill baseball team, Tiant and the crew entered Cuba.[3] The documentary, The Lost Son of Havana premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2009.[4] Geoff Edgars, a Boston Globe writer, said of the film:

More than a travelogue, the film tells of Tiant's two loves, for his homeland and the pitcher's mound. Baseball is threaded seamlessly through a series of vintage clips and interviews with, among others, former Sox stars Carlton Fisk and Carl Yastrzemski, who were his teammates.[5]

The Lost Son of Havana was nominated by The National Academy of Arts and Television Sciences for a 2010 Sports Emmy Award.[6]

The Do-Over opened up May 27, 2016 on Netflix. Meyer was an Executive Producer along with Adam Sandler for the Netflix original movie that starred Sandler himself alongside David Spade and Paula Patton. [7] Meyer is also an Executive Producer for the upcoming Super Troopers sequel Super Troopers 2.

Awards[edit]

In 2010, Meyer was the first recipient of the "Ruffled Feather Award" for excellence in film at the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival.[8][9]

On Broadway won the Audience chosen Best Feature award at the Woods Hole Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film in the New Hampshire Film Festival and had six nominations in the Hoboken Film Festival. At the 2007 Phoenix Film Festival On Broadway won the Sundance Channel Audience Award for Best Film.

Lost Son Of Havana won the award for Best Film at the Baseball Hall of Fame's Film Festival in 2009. When asked for comment on the win Meyer said "It has been an incredible honor to make a film about one of baseball's legends, and to screen it in Cooperstown at the Baseball Film Festival and to win it is just icing on the cake."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston Baked". Boston College Magazine.
  2. ^ "Personal IMDB Page".
  3. ^ Hohler, Bob (April 15, 2009). "Old Haunts Haunting to Tiant". The Boston Globe.
  4. ^ Shanahan, Mark; Rhone, Paysha (March 16, 2009). "Following Tiant Home". Boston.com.
  5. ^ "The Lost Son of Havana: Tracking Tiant's painful homecoming". The Boston Globe.
  6. ^ "NATAS Emmy Nominees". Archived from the original on 2010-06-12.
  7. ^ http://www.axs.com/adam-sandler-announces-do-over-tour-with-david-spade-80190
  8. ^ "Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival".
  9. ^ Knox, Robert (July 1, 2010). "Applause for the Funny Guys". The Boston Globe.

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