Scott Smith Answers Five Questions

Scott Smith Answers Five Questions

Just ahead of the World Premiere of his comedic feature CHASING THE BLUES at the Chicago International Film Festival, Fulton Market Films Writer/Director Scott Smith answers Five Questions with SCREEN.

SCREEN: So tell us a little about your new feature CHASING THE BLUES that makes its World Premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival this week?

SCOTT: CHASING THE BLUES is a dark comedy about two rival record collectors who are obsessed with a mythical blues album discovered in an old woman's apartment in Hyde Park. The film follows their quest to be the only one to possess the prize album.

SCREEN: Best Halloween costume ever?

SCOTT: Kris Kringlestein. I wore a Santa Claus outfit and put a huge Star of David on my back. For some reason, a lot of people wanted to sit on my lap.

SCREEN: Worst job you’ve ever had?

SCOTT: Retail sales in a clothes store. Lasted a month. But got a great discount on a track suit.

SCREEN: Best thing you ever ate?

SCOTT: It's called Amish Crack. Basically donut holes that a group of Amish women sell in the lobby at work every couple months.

SCREEN: Best advice you’ve ever been given?

SCOTT: I was lost, depressed and had no idea what I was doing with my life, and my dad said, "Every flower blooms in its own time." I'm a very late bloomer.


SCREEN: Your greatest athletic achievement?

SCOTT: My teammates named me the Most Inspirational Player on my High School Basketball team.

CHASING THE BLUES makes its World Premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival Saturday October 14th at 8:45 pm. Click here for tickets and trailer.