- Scott Mosier
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Scott A. Mosier (born
March 5, 1971) is a film producer, editor, and cameo actor who has done work in Kevin Smith's View Askewniversefilms. He has also been a close friend to Kevin Smithsince 1992.
Mosier met Smith at the
Vancouver Film Schoolin Canada. Their first assignment, , was a student film documentary that fell apart in production. To salvage it, Smith and Mosier interviewed the crew about the demise of the very documentary that they had been attempting to produce. They also added a segment in which the two were shown in silhouette as they described their fictional thoughts.
Four months into the eight month program, Kevin Smith decided to drop out, but not before making a deal with Mosier: each would start writing a script of their own, and the one who finished last would help the other with his movie.
Working with View Askew
In the film "
Clerks.", Mosier recorded the original sound on the set, edited the movie (at RST Video), and contributed to the budget. He also contributed by appearing on-screen as multiple characters, including the angry hockey player and Willam Black(a.k.a Snowball). Additionally, his hockey player role on the ladder talking to Willam on the ground is, as Kevin Smith describes it, "the only special effect in "Clerks".
Mallrats", Mosier worked in organizing the budget along with line producer Laura Greenlee, while presiding over a much larger crew. In the movie, he portrayed Svenning's assistant, Roddy. The character later appeared on a Jay and Silent Bob MTVshort.
Chasing Amy", Scott went from a possible $3,000,000 under Miramax's budget to $250,000 that was given to Kevin by Harvey Weinsteinand Bob Weinstein(the budget was only cut becauase Scott and Kevin stood by their decision to use their friends in the movie). He appears in the beginning of the film as the "Tracer Collector" who gets into an argument with Banky Edwards(Jason Lee).
While making "Dogma", Mosier worked with Laura Greenlee again; the editing of the film lasted nearly a year. He also played the Smooching Seaman that
Ben Affleckand Matt Damonmeet on the bus.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back", Mosier worked with a budget of $20 million. The editing was difficult due to the MPAAthreatening to give the film a NC-17rating. In the film, Mosier played the Assistant Director on the set of the fictional sequel to "Good Will Hunting" and reprises his Willam Black character from "Clerks." (he also reprised the Tracer Collector from "Chasing Amy", which was later cut).
For "Jersey Girl", Scott had a very large budget of $35 million. The editing was also difficult due to the studio's desire to cut down the large amount of
Jennifer Lopez/ Ben Affleckfootage following the poor box-office performance of " Gigli".
Scott produced "
Clerks II" in 2006. According to a statement from Kevin Smith, he edited the film himself, thus making "Clerks II" one of two films Mosier has produced with Smith but not edited, the other being " Mallrats". He makes a brief cameo as a concerned father who shields his daughter's eyes from the sight of Dante sitting on a toilet.
Scott is currently working on "
Zack and Miri Make a Porno" with Smith, serving as a Producer on the film.
Scott also served as an editor for Bryan Johnson's "Vulgar", an Askew production. He had also served as a producer (along with Kevin Smith) on "
Drawing Flies, A Better Place" and ""; he served as a co-executive producer on " Good Will Hunting" and " Big Helium Dog". He also appeared in cameos in "Drawing Flies" as the Crying Diaperman, in "A Better Place" as Larry and in "Vulgar" as Scotty. Mosier is also a co-host, along with Smith, of the SModcast podcasthosted by the Smith owned Quick Stop Entertainment.com.
In 2007, "
Salim Baba", a short documentary Scott produced, was nominated for an Academy Award. Filmmakers Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello received the nomination. [cite web|url=http://www.oscar.com/nominees/?pn=detail&nominee=Salim%20Baba%20-%20Documentary%20Short%20Subject%20Nominee|title=Academy Awards website|access date=2008-01-27]
* [http://inetfilm.com/movies/documentary/kevin-smith.php Mae Day] Scott Mosiers first film, a documentary shot while in film school
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