Experienced and available* for development stage line producing for commercial/non-profit/student productions in the US and UK.
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My passion is bringing stories to life, driven by their resonance in societies across the globe. Following my love for community, and helping others find their own voice, I've worked with non-profit organizations such as MediCinema, B3 Media, Double Helix Corp (KDHX), and MCC Theater.
I am currently the Production Manager for The Moxie Institute Film Studio & Lab, which has had four films premiere at Sundance, won over 65 awards, and has been singled out by the New York Times as “Examining everything from the big bang to Twitter.” My role is also split with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit film-series called Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change.
My interests lie in the non-profit use of Film, Video, Television, and Screenwriting and welcome any special opportunities to partner in this sector.
Through experience as a participant in community arts programs as a teen, I've learned and benefitted from the impact that such programs can have. I'm an advocate for organizations that promote the use of storytelling and finding one's voice as a way to enrich and better the lives of all.
*Due to current commitments, I am not available as an on-set producer.
Name: Christopher Abreu
Lives in: San Francisco, California
Company: Freelance Line Producer
Occupation: Producer, Screenwriter, Line Producer, Production Manager and Script Consultant
The Adaptable Mind
Film (short) by Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change (Documentary) Production Manager The Adaptable Mind (11 mins) looks at the story of LA Art Professor Mary Beth Heffernen's project with Ebola health care workers as a jumping off point to explore the skills we need to flourish in today's world.
The Making of a Mensch
Film (short) by Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change (Documentary and History) Production Manager The Making of a Mensch explores ancient Jewish ideas about being a "mensch" - aka being a good person, thinking of the bigger picture, and living a meaningful, purposeful life - through a vibrant 21st century lens.
Primeval: New World
Television by Impossible Pictures (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Development Coordinator A North American spin-off of the hit U.K. television series, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the appearance of temporal anomalies and battles both prehistoric and futuristic creatures.
Television by Impossible Pictures (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Development Coordinator A Persian prisoner sets out to find his dead brother with help from his misfit group.
3 Mile Radius
Film (short) by B3 Media (Drama) Post-Production Supervisor Jack is dying. He's an old man with a past. His dilemma? Does he have time to make up with his estranged Chinese son and risk his current relationship Or does he stay with his English wife. Worlds apart but geographically close, Jack's dilemma exists within a 3 Mile Radius.
Primeval: Series 5
Television by Impossible Pictuers (Action, Adventure, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Development Coordinator When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past.
Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World
Film by Fruitcake Films (Drama) Line Producer Ollie finds himself in a continual downward spiral with no way out, until he escapes into a nightmare of his own creation.
Urban Rebels Unite
Film (short) by 246 Films (Drama) Producer Raul, a young graffiti artist, gets caught and must face the consequent results of his chosen lifestyle.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Film by Mat Whitecross (Biography, Drama and Music) Miscellaneous Crew Flamboyant entertainer Ian Dury, backed by the Blockheads, takes to the stage, explaining to his audience how, as a child, he contracted polio from a swimming pool and attended a special needs school where he was bullied, particularly by orderly Hargreaves, a fact which shaped his tough and frequently iconoclastic approach to life, culminating in his controversial contribution to the Year of the Disabled. From his early days with Kilburn and the High Roads, playing seedy pubs with no dressing rooms Ian moves onto chart success with the Blockheads, collaborating with musician Chaz Jankel. His private life is complicated as, separated from the tolerant Betty with whom he remains friends but refuses to divorce for many years, he lives with the much younger Denise along with his adored son Baxter, who will himself become a performer. Ian dies in 2000, having packed an enormous amount of living into a comparatively short life. Written by don @ minifie-1
Film (short) by B3 Media (Drama) Production Manager Two members of a right wing political party are on the campaign trail in a housing estate. During the course of a day knocking on doors, it becomes clear they have differing motivations for being there.
Film (short) by B3 Media (Drama) Production Manager Ismat once saw a future and now she only sees a past. Can she get back something that is lost without losing who she has become?
Film (short) by Dustin Weiskopf (Comedy) Production manager
Another Part of Me
Film (short) by Christopher Abreu Producer, Director, Writer, Editor 'Another Part of Me' is the emotional tale about a young man who must survive the wrath of his mother. This young man's world often seems cruel and unjust, where he rarely has a voice. However, through the example of his little brother, he discovers the joys that life brings and the strength to go on. Every morning he awakens to the same life from the same nightmares. His mother, with a bucket at hand, greets him with a nice cold splash of reality and yells her demands for the day. The only thing he looks forward to is the smile on his little brother's face. Everyday he tolerates the same routine, seemingly unaffected by its hardships, until it is suddenly broken. He realizes what no one else has; he does have a choice. His younger brother is his sole reason for existence. So, when his brother's life is threatened, he finds the courage to stand up for himself and reclaim what he's lost; his childhood. He must find his voice while still growing up, taking charge of his life, and ... Written by Christopher Abreu
Royal Holloway, University of London
Webster University (Saint Louis, MO)