Filmmaker Kevin Smith, who gained international fame for writing and directing the low-budget comedy film ‘Clerks‘ marked a milestone the other day, through his verified Instagram account.
Smith, who is familiar with unveiling the unknown BTS details regarding his previous works, this time jumped into the social media accounts to celebrate the 25th “shooting” anniversary of his 3rd film, ‘Chasing Amy.’ To mark the day, on March 25, the filmmaker released a series of behind-the-scenes shots and released a long caption.
Smith first stated that he faced a fail with his second flick ‘Mallrats‘ after the debut of ‘Clerks’ and this inspired him to return to their low-budget roots, so he gave a start to ‘Chasing Amy.’ Stating that he benefitted from comics culture while creating the film, Smith continued:
“While this was a film steeped in comic book culture, it was chiefly a vehicle for change and growth, both professionally and personally. nd I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) have done it without Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Cerenand Jason and Jay Mewes.”
The filmmaker continued his words by recalling that ‘Chasing Amy’ had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in 1997. According to what Smith stated in his message, Jason Lee and he received Indie Spirit Awards while Joey got a Golden Globe nomination. Despite this kind of success, Smith wrote at the end of the post:
“We were all just kids trying to prove they belonged at the table.”
‘Chasing Amy’ is now available on Amazon Prime Video.