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Chris Smith

Director
Biography
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.

Personal Info

Occupation Director
Place of Birth Rahway, New Jersey, USA
Birthday 1970-05-20

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Filmography by Year

1
2024
2
2022
1
2021
1
2019
1
2017
1
2009
1
2008
1
2003
1
2001
1
1999
1
1996

Filmography by Genre

Documentary
10
Comedy
5
Drama
3
Crime
2
Music
1