"Movie making is a passion hobby for me. It's just what I do naturally in my spare time. I've made a number of films which have been self distributed worldwide and have had success with BrainDamage Films picking up my movie "Wisconsin Project X" distributing it Worldwide all over the media markets. Feature films is what I do, I can't help myself! And, I am thankful to get a lot of help through my co-workers, family, and friends."
Bio on Christian Ackerman of FastCoast Productions
Creator of "Zombies of the Living Dead" from FastCoast Productions is a filmmaking company that makes exciting and entertaining movies. Founded by, Christian Ackerman, two time emmy nominated and award winning filmmaker with such movies as "Catastrophic Denouement" for Original Teleplay- Non-Professional at the National Hometown Video Festival 2003 and "Midnight Mansion" for Award of Excellence in Video Art at the Best of the NorthWest Festival 2005.
Founder and Production Manager of FastCoast Productions, Christian Ackerman says; "I love making movies. I pick up my camera and just go with it. Ideas flow, scenes form, a story unfolds, and a movie is made."
He's been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for making two commercials one for State Farm Insurance and for the Montana Governor's Office through MAPS Media Institute where he is a State of Montana Certified Film Instructor teaching the film class for this well known after school program for over 5 years. "Movie making is a passion hobby for me. It's just what I do naturally in my spare time. I've made a number of films which have been self distributed worldwide and have had success with BrainDamage Films picking up my movie "Wisconsin Project X" distributing it Worldwide all over the media markets. Feature films is what I do, I can't help myself! And, I am thankful to get a lot of help through my co-workers, family, and friends."
Name: Christian Ackerman
Lives in: Hamilton, Montana
Company: FastCoast Productions
Saving for the Day
Film by John D. Nilles (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama and 1 More) Actor Joe Bell is a penny-pinching hermit saving for the day when his real life will begin. One day he's offered a chest filled with treasure by a cryptic old man known as, "The Clockmaker." After giving the chest to Joe, the Clockmaker "accidentally" locks the chest. Joe must now go on a series of wacky & diverse adventures to find the key. Each adventure is a different genre. There are 15 genres in the film, including action-adventure, comedy, Western, romance, science-fiction, film noir, musical, and more. Joe is finally living life instead of saving. He makes new friends along the way and eventually finds the key on the necklace of a beautiful young woman named Abbey. He falls for her at first sight. However, his desires for her and the treasure are in direct conflict. After another series of dangerous adventures to save Abbey's life and recover the key, he must choose between the two. Written by Anonymous
Zombies of the Living Dead
Film by Christian Ackerman (Action, Horror and Sci-Fi) Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer, Visual effects A new type of radio waves are causing the dead to rise.
Film by Christian Ackerman (Horror) Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer New York Detective, Kevin Black, tracks down the location of a serial killer. The killer has been abducting local people from the city streets and disposing of the bodies in the dark alleys of the Big Apple. The case becomes more personal when Black's wife is kidnapped by the killer. He races against time to find the serial murderer before it is too late. As the detective gets closer to finding his wife, he unveils something more horrifying to this dark mystery. He finds that not all is what it seems. Terror Vortex turns into a mystery science fiction thriller with a twist. ". . . feels very much like an off-beat feverdream - but the best feverdream you ever had. Recommended."--Mike Haberfelner of (re)Search my Trash. ". . . Terror Voartex is no amateur film . . . spooky and fast-paced . . ."-Erika Fredrickson of the Missoula Independent. "Fans of JACOB'S LADDER and especially the cult classic BRAIN DEAD with Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, and Bud Cort will want to seek out TERROR VORTEX ... Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Christian Ackerman (Fantasy) Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer
Wisconsin Project X
Film by Christian Ackerman (Horror) Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Visual effects, Special effects Wisconsin Project X is a SciFi movie that will take you on a wild ride and scare you along the way. An experiment goes wrong at a local lab in Wisconsinville, Montana during the creation of artificial humanoid organisms. These man made creatures break free from the lab and create chaos for everyone in the town. Now the small town underdogs have to save their home before it is too late. Written by Christian Ackerman
Film by Christian Ackerman (Fantasy) Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer A low-budget-no-budget movie made from the empty pockets of writer/diretor, Christian Ackerman, comes a little independent SciFi Action Comedy Adventure movie with an extravagant epic heart.
Film by Matthew Von Decker (Drama) Actor Four 20-somethings find their paths crossing over 36 hours, all looking for something, but all finding the same result.
Film by Christian Ackerman (Sci-Fi) Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer, Composer A SciFi movie about a scientist (Matt Schritz--Matthew Von Decker) has developed a Genetic Regeneration serum that creates immortality. Now, someone wants him dead. Written and directed by Christian Ackerman. The DVD includes bonus features with a behind the scenes documentary, audio commentary by writer/director Christian Ackerman, additional viewer audio commentary, and the original B&W G.R. movie with interactive menus and audio commentary by Christian Ackerman. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Christian Ackerman (Thriller) Actor, Director Catastrophic Denouement is a short film that won the "2003 Hometown Video Festival" receiving the national award for "Non-Professional Original Teleplay" to writer, actor, and director Christian Ackerman. The movie is about a young man that finds himself thrust into a world of unexpected twists and turns. He is accused of murder and is being chased by a phantom killer. The DVD Video of this movie includes special features of a "behind the scenes documentary", original trailer, audio commentary by writer, director, and actor Christian Ackerman; and a additional viewer commentary; and deleted scenes. Written by Anonymous
Film by Christian Ackerman (Comedy) Actor, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer, Composer
Two Emmy Nomination with MAPS Media Institute 2013
Hometown Video Festival 2003 Winner Original Teleplay-Non-Professional "Catastrophic Denouement" Short
ACM-NorthWest Region-Best of the NorthWest Award of Excellence-Video Art "Midnight Mansion" 2005
OPI (Office of Public Instruction) Certified State of Montana Career & Technical-Videography