American Movie: The Making of Northwestern is a 1999 documentary directed by Chris Smith. The film chronicles the real 1996-1997 making of Coven, an independent horror film directed by an independent filmmaker named Mark Borchardt. Produced for the purpose of raising capital for another film that Borchardt intends to make, the epic Northwestern, Coven suffers from numerous setbacks, including poor financing, a lack of planning, Borchardt's burgeoning alcoholism, and the ineptitude of the friends and family Borchardt hires to staff the production team. The documentary follows Borchardt's...
|Release date:||January 1999|
|Directed by:||Chris Smith|
|Producer:||Chris Smith, Sarah Price|
|Editor:||Jun Diaz, Chris Smith, Barry Poltermann|
|Music by:||Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Mike Schank, Lars Ulrich|
|Screenplay by:||Chris Smith|