Writer/Director Jeremy Kriss searches the depths for Cthulhu and soars with the Magpies of Collingwood and Newcastle. His debut directorial feature, SOMETHING HORRIBLE (2016), was an Official Selection at numerous festivals including Ekurheleni International Film Festival South Africa, where it was "Most Creative Film," and Jefferson State Flixx Festival, where it was awarded "Best Sound Design."
His screenplays have been honored by distinguished festivals and competitions such as: Oaxaca Film Fest, where DO NOT PASS was an Official Selection and Finalist and SPIRALING was an Industry Partners Selection; Roadmap Writers Jumpstart Competition, where DO NOT PASS was a Top 10 selection; Hanhai Studio Script Day, where DIRE was awarded "Best Script"; The Porto Alegre Screenwriting Festival – FRAPA, where DIRE was a Semi-Finalist; and Jefferson State Flixx Festival, where DIRE was "Best Screenplay."
Kriss works in the Horror and Thriller genres, where he infuses his popcorn-eating efforts with a societal concern for mental health issues, such as depression and mania, inspired by family experience. He has degrees in Theatre and English and has taught English, theatre, and filmmaking at the high school level for almost twenty years. He is passionate about Film as an art form, education, HP Lovecraft, and Aussie Rules Football.
Unique traits: Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Or two. Maybe three.
Official Selection, Finalist, Oaxaca Film Fest, Global Script Challenge
Official Selection, Industry Partners Program, Oaxaca Film Fest
Roadmap Writers Jumpstart Competition, Top 10
Best Script, Hanhai Studio Pitch Day
Semi-Finalist, Feature Screenplay, FRAPA Festival de Roteiro Audiovisual Porto Alegre Brazil
Semi-Finalist, Innovative Film Award, Ekurhuleni International Film Festival South Africa
Best Screenplay, Jefferson State Flixx Festival
Semi-Finalist, Feature Screenplay, Frame by Sound Festival
Best Sound Design, Jefferson State Flixx Festival
Top 5, Screenplay Competition, Jefferson State Flixx Festival
Top 10, Pitch Festival, La Costa Film Festival
Teacher of the Year