American director Scott Kalvert started his film career in the music video and commercial industry.
While helming videos for such artists as Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Snoop Dog, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown, Guns and Roses and Mark Wahlberg, he found success in the commercial industry creating award-winning spots for McDonald's, Sprite, Pioneer and 7-11.
Following Mark Wahlberg into feature films, the two worked together in Kalvert's debut film, The Basketball Diaries released in 1995. The critically acclaimed film earned little at the box office, but helped launch the career of Leonardo DiCaprio.
Kalvert followed up the film with Deuces Wild (2002).
The Basketball Diaries (1995)