As a Director, I continually strive to learn new ways of telling stories; through imagery, sound, dialogue, and human interaction. Storytelling is at the heart of everything I do, on and off set. I use every experience from life to bring fresh ideas and visuals to a film. I try to ignore the word “cliche”, and instead look at what makes an element “cliche”. I’m a very hands-on director with the actors, as well with the DP. I don’t focus on one or the other.
As I watch actors rehearse, I’m constantly moving around to find the best shots or interesting views on the scene. I focus on real life emotion and ways to express those and look for more subtle acting in actors. In life, we tend to hold emotions back, and often actors forget that fact, and tend to expose everything. In shooting a scene, I like to enter with a strong plan; shot lists, etc... However, I’m not afraid of throwing it all away, for the sake of creativity or freshness.
I also move quickly due to pre-planning. I rarely do a ton of takes of the same thing. I give notes and when I feel the scene is at it’s best, I move on. Getting coverage is typical, but rather I focus on the meaning of each shot, in relation to other shots and the story.
Overall I’m a very focused storyteller. I'm always professional on and off set, and I put all of my focus into my work. I'd love to meet with your company and answer any further questions.
Below is my most recent film. It's not a final cut, but the most recent output. The VFX, COLOR, and sound technical issues are all being fixed.
I hope you enjoy.
Most Recent Directing work: (Currently in Post)
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to answering any further questions.
The Lost Captain
Film (short) by Christopher Read (Drama) Director, Writer, Producer When a new kid moves to town, a lifelong friendship between two friends and their shared imagination is put to an ultimate test.
Film (short) by Jon Milano (Drama and History) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director On April 24th 1915 the Ottoman Empire began the systematic execution of its Armenian subjects, this will be known in history as the Armenian Genocide. Straw Dolls begins in the later months of 1915 in the Eastern Regions of Armenia. In a isolated farming village live Kevork Kachichian (Marco Khan) and his daughter Tamar (Michelle Yolyan). Rumors have been spreading through out the village that the Turkish soldiers are to start deporting their village. In an attempt to avoid deportation he and his daughter are packing their homestead. Tamar pleads with her father to wait for their friends, but Kevork knows that time is not on their side. Just as the last box is placed on the cart, a mounted Turkish Captain (Anthony Skordi) can be seen rounding the mountainside. In a last ditch effort Kevork hides his daughter. As the convoy approached his home Kevork sees that their friends have been captured, Lucine (Mary Apick) and her daughter Aylne (Celine Talia). Kevork attempts to convince the ...
Film (short) by Jason Ornelas (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director David is a determined small business owner who decides to improve his company's future by moving from a declining area in Santa Ana to the thriving city of Irvine. He's found the perfect building and wants to sign the lease by the end of the week, but interference from an outside force threatens his opportunity. Written by Anonymous
Sarah Through the Wall
Film (short) by Patrick Bosworth (Drama and Musical) Camera and Electrical Department Sarah, a struggling concert harpist, is faced with the most important audition of her life. However, before she is able to practice, she must first face her shut-in neighbor who is keeping her from playing.
Film (short) by Christopher Read (Drama) Director, Producer Moses Cove is the story of a man who is becomes faced with a moral decision when someone he knows falls into the hands of the wrong people. He must decide between his life of addiction or what he knows is the right choice.
Film (short) by Christopher Read (Drama) Director, Writer, Actor
Film (short) by Alex Valencia (Comedy and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
The Dreaming Tree
Film (short) by Carey McKelvey (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A story about a boy, Peter and childhood love, Rose. As he grows up he must leave behind his childhood love and the magical tree that they once played under.
Film (short) by Erin Wagoner (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department For Annie Clark, everyday was just another day. That is... everyday until today.
Chapman University (Orange, CA)