Chris Smith (II)

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Chris Smith was born in 1970. He is a producer and director, known for Tiger King (2020), Fyre (2019) and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017). See full bio »


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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »


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Tiger King Producer
Fyre Producer
American Movie Producer


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 2020 The Boy Who Sold the World (Documentary) (producer) (post-production)
 2020 Tiger King (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Dethroned (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Noble Thing to Do (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Make America Exotic Again (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Playing with Fire (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Secret (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Fyre (Documentary) (producer)
 2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (Documentary) (producer)
 2016 CEO@16 (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2014/III Animals (producer)
 2013 Water, Ice, Snow (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2012 The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009/II Collapse (Documentary) (producer)
 2006 Suffering and Smiling (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 The Yes Men (Documentary) (producer)
 2000 Caesar's Park (Documentary) (co-producer)
 1999 American Movie (Documentary) (producer)
 1996 American Job (producer)
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I never meant to make documentaries. I went to Sundance in 1996 with the narrative American Job and sort of fell into that world of people saying: 'What's your next feature?' So I started writing something, and went to the Sundance writing lab. But at the same time, I felt, being 23, that a year was a long time to go between filming something. I was getting anxious. So I started this side project... See more »


Attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Graduate Film Program in 1995, having just completed his film American Job. Chris met Mark Borchardt 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 won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. Sony bought the ... See more »

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