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Chris Smith

Film Director / Screenwriter | * 05/20/1970 (54) | Rahway, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
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. ()

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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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Crime | Drama

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Movies with Chris Smith as Actor(1)

as himself2022 Sr.

Movies with Chris Smith as Crew(36)

Directing/Director2024 DEVO
Production/Producer2024 Bitconned
Directing/Director2023 Wham!
Production/Producer2023 Wham!
Directing/Director2023 Wilder
Production/Producer2023 Wilder
Camera/Director of Photography2022 Sr.
Directing/Director2022 Sr.
Production/Executive Producer2022 The Pez Outlaw
Production/Executive Producer2022 The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes
Camera/Steadicam Operator2021 Twisted House Sitter
Production/Executive Producer2021 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Production/Producer2020 The Boy Who Sold The World
Directing/Director2019 Fyre
Production/Producer2019 Fyre
Writing/Writer2019 Fyre
Directing/Director2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
Production/Producer2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
Production/Producer2014 Animals
Crew/Cinematography2009 Collapse
Directing/Director2009 Collapse
Production/Producer2009 Collapse
Directing/Director2008 The Pool
Writing/Writer2008 The Pool
Directing/Director2003 The Yes Men
Production/Producer2003 The Yes Men
Directing/Director2001 Home Movie
Production/Producer2000 Caesar's Park
Camera/Director of Photography1999 American Movie
Directing/Director1999 American Movie
Production/Producer1999 American Movie
Camera/Director of Photography1997 The Big One
Directing/Director1996 American Job
Writing/Writer1996 American Job

TV Shows/Series with Chris Smith as Crew(8)

Directing/Director2022 Branson
Creator/Creator2022 Branson
Directing/Director2022 Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.
Production/Executive Producer2021 Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story
Production/Executive Producer2021 100 Foot Wave
Directing/Director2021 100 Foot Wave
Production/Executive Producer2020 Tiger King

Full Name: Chris Smith
Born: Wednesday, 05/20 1970 (May) in Rahway, New Jersey (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 54 years + 26 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Other names for Chris Smith (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Chris Smith (filmmaker)"
Chris Smith frequently works together with these people:
Sarah Price (7x, Crew)
Michael Moore (5x, Crew)
Kevin Ford (5x, Crew)
Joe Exotic (5x, Actor)
Jon Karmen (4x, Crew)
Danny Gabai (3x, Crew)
Britton Foster (3x, Crew)
Amy Storkel (3x, Crew)
Barry Poltermann (3x, Crew)
Keith Hodne (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1348811, Added: 09/03/2019, Last updated: 05/23/2024