KEVIN SMITH made his directorial debut
in 1994 with the surprise critical and commercial hit, "Clerks." The
film collected the Filmmakers Trophy Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival as
well as the International Critics Week Award at the prestigious Cannes Film
Festival that same year. With friend and producer Scott Mosier and their
production company, View Askew, Smith has since continued to write and direct
cutting edge independent film such as "Mallrats" and "Chasing
Amy," for which Smith won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Original
Screenplay. In addition to his directing credits, Smith also co-executive
produced with Mosier the Academy Award winning film "Good Will
Among his other projects, Smith
scripted the highly anticipated "Superman Lives" for Warner Bros. and
collaborated with indie film guru John Pierson on his book Spike, Mike, Slackers
and Dykes, a chronicle of the last ten years in the world of low/no budget film.
An avid comic book fan, Smith is the
proud owner of Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, a comic book haven located in
Redbank, New Jersey. Kevin has written his own comic titles such as "Jay
& Silent Bob" and "Clerks: The Comic." Recently, he has begun
working on the Marvel Comics title "Daredevil" and will soon be
contributing to the DC Comics hit "Green Arrow." He has also begun
working on an animated version of "Clerks," which is slated to begin
airing on ABC-TV early next year.
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