Scott Silver

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Writer-director Scott Silver began his career in the field directing and producing documentaries at a Boston CBS affiliate after earning a journalism degree from Boston University. In the early 1990s. he headed to the ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1963

Filmography

Writer (5)

The Finest Hours 2016 (Movie)

(revisions) (Screenplay)

The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mod Squad 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

johns 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

Aliens on the Moon 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Producer

Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Supervising Producer

House of Yes 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)
Director (2)

The Mod Squad 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

johns 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Writer-director Scott Silver began his career in the field directing and producing documentaries at a Boston CBS affiliate after earning a journalism degree from Boston University. In the early 1990s. he headed to the West Coast and eventually graduated from the American Film Institute. Silver made his feature film directorial debut with "johns" (1996), a bleak tale of friendship and love among street hustlers on Santa Monica Boulevard that unfolds over the holidays in late December. This poignant comic tragedy was written by Silver during his first Los Angeles Christmas, the disconnected screenwriter despairing over the strangeness of a hot and sunny winter holiday. His journalistic background led to his enlisting the help of real-life hustlers who told their stories for $20, helping to lend a layer of realism to the film. A favorite on the indie circuit, "johns" received positive reviews, with many critics praising Silver's ability to make the marginal story accessible and universal while still retaining its credibility. Visually interesting as well, the film had been overexposed one stop to underline the washed out feeling conveyed in the script.

Relationships

Ruth Silver

Mother

Amy Silver

Wife

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California 1993
graduated

College of Communication, Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts 1986

Milestones

1999

Directed and co-wrote the script for "The Mod Squad"

1997

Was a co-executive producer for "The House of Yes"

1995

Feature film directorial debut, "johns"; also wrote screenplay; screened at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival

1991

Moved to Los Angeles

Moved from Boston to New York

Wrote, produced and directed documentaries for Boston's CBS affiliate

Bonus Trivia

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"johns" was awarded the Euskal Media Prize for Best Picture at the 1996 San Sebastian International Film Festival

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