A screenwriter since high school and a graduate of Film Studies and Philosophy at Brooklyn College, I devoted myself to creating content that supports my motto: Expression is freedom. In other words, in a society latent with labels, racial tensions, gendered notions and the immense fear of survival pressuring us to follow a narrative written by history, I write stories that inspire the need for us to rewrite the narrative. I want the next generation to consume positive messages rather than recycled formulas that encourage the past to repeat itself, such as the same old subtexts informing men to act entitled towards women, stereotyping and women's worth dependent on men, to name but a few. Since language helps define culture, and media helps refine it with every hit at the box office, writers must devote themselves to the growth of our culture to truly embrace their power as writers.
I focus on creating characters with humble intentions, but face obstacles in antagonistic traditional ideals in the form of institutions, peers, or my favorite: fathers. This leads to emotional circumstances that require the hero - or heroine - to go beyond themselves to realize their discouraged selves are what's needed to save the day, whether they succeed or not.
My portfolio includes several Action and Action-Comedy feature and short film scripts, a spy-thriller game available now on iOS and Android phones, a self-produced short film, "TUG", and an Action short film called "ARSON" currently in post-production.
I was also a volunteer screenwriting tutor for the Brooklyn College Film Department and was an unpaid film critic for www.thescriptlab.com and other (now-defunct) film sites. I plan to be a professional script doctor as well.
I reside in New York City, and I believe the underappreciated screenwriter is a warrior for the insurmountable obstacles they have to face to preserve quality in today's world.
Name: Christopher Ortiz
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Screenwriter and Director
Unique traits: Progressive-minded, Idealistic, Enthusiastic, Versatile, Humanist
Film (short) Writer-Producer-Director A Singaporean FBI agent secretly reunites two wanted brothers to learn the whereabouts of the rich one's baby that was kidnapped by his gang member brother… but when she’s ambushed, its future is on the line.
Film (short) Screenwriter/Director/Editor A Chinese-American woman fails to earn the blessing of her white boyfriend's racist parents in order to marry him, but when he feels pressured to please them, they must see if a relationship is possible at all. This is the threat to love that racism represents, and now, during a Trump presidency, it will be even more common and antagonizing to everyone. But is ignorance really too powerful to keep from ruining our lives?
Video Game by Goodnight Games Co-writer World leaders are being assassinated across the globe. Nations will fall into ruin unless the highly covert M.O.T.H. agency makes its last stand. Enter the prototype M71 Shadow Exoskeleton to combat the forces of Frederick Aurnad, mastermind behind IGNIS. Gather intel, take down guards, dodge past advanced security systems and stop Aurnad before the world burns.
City University of New York: Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY)