Scott Mosier

Scott A. Mosier (born March 5, 1971) is a Canadian-American film director, film producer, editor, podcaster, writer and actor best known for his work with director Kevin Smith, with whom he occasionally co-hosts the weekly podcast, SModcast.

Scott Mosier
Born (1971-03-05) March 5, 1971 (age 51)
OccupationFilm producer, director, editor, podcaster, writer, actor
Spouse(s)Alex Hilebronner (m. 2006)

Early lifeEdit

Mosier was born in Vancouver, Washington,[1] and moved around as a child between British Columbia and Washington. He has dual Canadian and American citizenship, as his father John was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. As a teenager he resided in Vancouver, British Columbia.[citation needed]

Mosier met Kevin Smith while both were attending Vancouver Film School in Canada. Their first assignment, Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary, 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.[citation needed]

Four months into the eight-month program, Smith decided to drop out, but not before making a deal with Mosier: each would start writing a script of his own, and the one who finished last would help the other with his film.[2]


View AskewEdit

On Smith's first feature film, Clerks, Mosier recorded the original sound on set, edited the film (at RST Video), and contributed to the budget.[citation needed] He also contributed by appearing on-screen as multiple characters, including the angry hockey player and Willam Black (Snowball).

On 1995 film Mallrats, Mosier worked in organizing the budget along with line producer Laura Greenlee, while presiding over a much larger crew.[citation needed] In the film, he portrayed Svenning's assistant, Roddy. The character later appeared on a Jay and Silent Bob MTV short.

On the 1997 romantic comedy film Chasing Amy, Mosier and Smith agreed with Miramax's Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein to shrink the initial proposed budget from $3 million to $250,000. The compromise allowed Mosier and Kevin to cast their friends instead of established stars.[citation needed] Mosier appears in the beginning of the film as the comics convention patron who gets into an argument with Banky Edwards (Jason Lee) after demeaning his career as a tracer.

On the 1999 film Dogma, Mosier worked with Greenlee again; the editing of the film lasted nearly a year. He also played the Smooching Seaman who Ben Affleck and Matt Damon meet on the bus.

On the 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Mosier worked with a budget of $20 million. The editing was difficult, due to the MPAA threatening to give the film an NC-17 rating. 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.

Mosier had a comparatively larger budget to work with on the film Jersey Girl, at $35 million. The editing was also difficult due to the studio's desire to cut a large amount of Jennifer Lopez footage with Ben Affleck following the poor box-office performance of Gigli.

Mosier produced Clerks II in 2006. Smith stated he edited the film himself, making Clerks II one of three films Mosier has produced with Smith, but not edited (the others being Mallrats and Zack and Miri Make a Porno). Mosier makes a brief cameo as a concerned father who shields his daughter's eyes from the sight of a character sitting on a toilet.

In 2008, Mosier worked again with Smith as the producer on Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Other workEdit

Mosier served as an executive producer, editor, and actor for Bryan Johnson's Vulgar, an Askew production. He had also served as a producer (along with Smith) on Drawing Flies, A Better Place, and Clerks: The Animated Series; 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. Although he barely recorded any episodes in 2017, Mosier is also a co-host, along with Smith, of the SModcast podcast hosted by the Smith-owned

In 2007, Salim Baba, a short documentary Mosier produced, was nominated for an Academy Award. Filmmakers Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello received the nomination (Mosier was unable to be nominated due to a limit of two nominees per short film).[3]

On SModcast 77, Mosier announced he would not produce Smith's film Cop Out (2010), instead pursuing his directorial debut.[4] He stated on SModcast 90 that he finished writing his first feature screenplay and was in the process of trying to sell it.[5]

On August 10, 2011, Mosier stated on Twitter that he has written some episodes of the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon on Disney. This was confirmed in a special "SModcast Extra" (attached to SModcast No. 204 and episode 5 of the Comic Book Men podcast "Secret Stash") in which he and Smith interview Joe Casey; Mosier has written six scripts for the series.[6][7]

Mosier made his directorial debut with Illumination Entertainment's animated feature The Grinch, based on the book by Dr. Seuss, and co-directed with Yarrow Cheney. It was released on November 9, 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

Mosier was personally involved with fellow producer Monica Hampton for a while, whom he met while the two were producing Vulgar. He married girlfriend Alex Hilebronner on September 1, 2006. The couple met on the set of Jersey Girl.[8]

In the documentary Back to the Well: Clerks II, he states that he is agnostic, but has gone to church with Kevin Smith on occasion.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Clerks Willam "Snowball" Black
Angry Hockey Player
Co-Film editor
Special thanks
1995 Mallrats Roddy Producer
Storyboard artist
Special thanks
1996 Drawing Flies Crying Diaperman Executive producer
1997 Good Will Hunting Co-executive producer
A Better Place Larry Executive producer
Sound editor
Chasing Amy Collector Producer
Special thanks
1999 Tail Lights Fade Executive producer
Special thanks
Dogma Smooching Seaman Producer
Special thanks
Storyboard artist
Second unit director
Big Helium Dog Executive producer
2000 Vulgar Scotty Executive producer
Special thanks
Dialogue editor
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back GWH2 Assistant Director
Willam Black
Storyboard artist
Second unit director
Executive album producer
2004 Jersey Girl Producer
2005 The Ape Editor
Fool's Gold Editor
Reel Paradise Producer
2006 Clerks II Concerned Father Producer
Special thanks
2007 Who's Your Caddy? Editor
Small Town Gay Bar Executive producer
Special thanks
2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Producer
2012 Best Kept Secret Executive producer
A Band Called Death Producer
2013 Free Birds Pizza Dude Producer
Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie The General Voice only
Potential Inertia Inspirational thanks
Milius Executive producer
2018 The Grinch Co-director
Additional voices
2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Additional voices
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot S.W.A.T. Officer
Bluntman Fan
2021 Sing 2 Mason
Additional voices
TBA Meebo and Me Director
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Clerks Special thanks
1996 Hiatus Executive producer
1999 Viewaskew's Look Back at Mallrats Himself – Producer Special thanks
2006 Clerks II: Unauthorized Himself
2012 Ultimate Spider-Man Writer: Six episodes
2014 Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! Editor
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Judge Not: In Defence of Dogma Himself – Interviewee Producer
2002 An Evening With Kevin Smith Himself – Voice Over the Phone
2004 Clerks: 10th Anniversary Q & A Himself
Clerks: The Lost Scene Producer
Snowball Effect: The Story of Clerks Himself
2006 Train Wreck! Himself Editor
Back to the Well: Clerks II Himself Executive producer
Special thanks
2009 Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc Himself
Short films
Year Title Job Notes
1992 Mae Day: The Crumbling of a Documentary Director
2002 The Flying Car Producer
First assistant director
2007 Salim Baba Producer Oscar nominated for Best Documentary Short
2016 Eddie's Life Coach Director Sing short film


  1. ^ a b "Interviews Askew: Scott Mosier".
  2. ^ Smith, Kevin. "An Evening With Kevin Smith". Archived from the original on December 22, 2021. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Academy Awards website". Archived from the original on January 28, 2008. Retrieved January 27, 2008.
  4. ^ "SModcast #77: Nipple Rot". Archived from the original on August 9, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "SMODCAST #90: Forgeticus!". Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2011.
  6. ^ "SModcast No. 204 with Joe Casey interview attached". Archived from the original on March 31, 2012.
  7. ^ "SModcast's "Secret Stash" Podcast No. 5 with Joe Casey interview attached". Archived from the original on March 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "Congrats to Scott Mosier!".

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