Fax Bahr began his career as a documentary filmmaker. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - co-directed with Eleanor Coppola - chronicled of the making of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards for Bahr, including a Primetime Best Director Emmy, the D.W. Griff...
Fax Bahr began his career as a documentary filmmaker. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - co-directed with Eleanor Coppola - chronicled of the making of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards for Bahr, including a Primetime Best Director Emmy, the D.W. Griffith Award, and Best Documentary Award from the National Film Board of Canada. Gene Siskel called it "The best film of 1991."Next, Bahr teamed up with Adam Small to join the writing staff of In Living Color, where they created several of the show's premier characters, including Jim Carrey's Fire Marshal Bill. In his second season, Bahr became a segment director for sketches shot on location. Bahr's contributions resulted in two Emmy nominations and two NAACP Image Awards.Bahr and Small left In Living Color to co-write and co-executive produce the pilot for the John Leguizamo sketch comedy series House of Buggin' for Fox. Next, they co-wrote the feature film Son-In-Law for Disney's Hollywood Pictures.They were then hired by Quincy Jones to create and executive produce the late-night sketch comedy MAD TV , which ran for 14 seasons on Fox Network. After spending three seasons establishing the series, they went to create and show run the stop-motion series Gary & Mike for UPN, hailed by Rolling Stone as "a worthy heir to The Simpsons" .Bahr & Small then created WB's hidden camera show The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, which ran for three seasons. While producing the series, Bahr co-wrote and produced the feature film Malibu's Most Wanted for Warner Brothers.Bahr/Small then partnered up with Jeff Foxworthy to create the sketch series Blue Collar TV for the WB, and spun that show into Foxworthy's Big Night Out, a variety series for CMT, featuring comedy and musical performances from country music's biggest stars.Bahr and Small served as show runners for several network reality series, including NBC's Thank God You're Here, ABC's The Next Best Thing, and Same Name for CBS. They went on to co-create and show run the sketch series Chocolate News with David Alan Grier, for Comedy Central. Bahr and Small next worked as contributing writers for TBS' late night strip series Lopez Tonight.Bahr co-write the original screenplay Defriended (Sony/Escape Artists), and co-wrote the story for Paramount's Bad Grandpa.In 2016, Bahr produced the feature documentary Doin' My Drugs about activist/musician Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn, born HIV+, and his crusade to raise awareness and wipe out AIDS in Zambia.
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