Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Director, Producer, Writer

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Chris Smith (born in 1970) is an American film director, cameraman, producer, writer, and editor. He is best known for directing 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. Chris met Mark Borchardt (the subject of American Movie) while editing American Job, and began filming a documentary about the making of Mark's psychological thriller Coven. Both films played at the Sundance Film Festival, and American Movie was bought by Sony Pictures for $1 million.

Chris Smith's directing credits include: Collapse (2009), The Pool (2007), The Yes Men (2003), Home Movie (2001), American Movie (1999), and American Job (1996). He is signed to Smuggler for representation.

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American Movie

AMERICAN MOVIE is the story of filmmaker Mark Borchardt, his mission, and his dream. Spanning ove... Read more

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Collapse

From the acclaimed director of American Movie, the documentary follows former Los Angeles police ... Read more

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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the... Read more

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The Yes Men

The Yes Men claim the website GATT.org and pretend to represent the World Trade Organisation (WTO... Read more

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American Job

American Job is a narrative film about Randy Scott (Randy Russell), a youth caught in the dismal ... Read more