Chris’s film Deadline (www.deadline-themovie.com) aired on Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Verizon, and AT&T video on demand in spring/summer of 2013 and hit the foreign market in the spring of 2014.
Deadline, a supernatural crime thriller that Chris also wrote, netted him thirteen awards from the California Film Awards (where the Deadline screenplay won a Diamond award), the L.A. Movie Awards, the Lucerne International Film Festival, and the L.A. Cinema Fest of Hollywood among others. The film was an official selection in the 2012 Fright Night Film Fest and the 2012 Indie Horror Film Fest, where it was nominated for Best Director, Best Feature, Best Leading Actress, and Best Cinematography.
Chris is attached as director to three new films. The Match-Up, being produced by Invictus Films, is the story of 1920’s heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey’s title fight with French war hero Georges Carpentier. Face Value, also from Invictus, is about an up and coming boxer’s rocky road to the top. Fangs, being produced by Big House Pictures, is a vigilante-style, animal-themed horror movie.
Chris scored half of Deadline and won Best Original Score from the LA Cinema Fest of Hollywood. His music was also featured on the Nickelodeon show Victorious and in the upcoming films American Girls (starring Bai Ling), Gold Rush, The Match-Up, Fangs, Face Value, Serenidad, Huntingdon, Rendezvous, and Conflicting Interests.
Chris’ previous work includes a music video for Atlantic Records and Fortitude and Glory (www.fortitudeandglory.com), a boxing documentary on the late, great boxing guru Angelo Dundee, featuring interviews with two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman and world famous trainer Freddie Roach. Fortitude won the Gold Remi Award for Best Sports Documentary from Houston Worldfest.
Chris holds a Master’s degree in Film from the University of Miami. Before getting his start in directing, Chris did talent work for Pepsi and Heineken, runway work for Nike, and print work for Men’s Exercise and various fitness companies.