Chandra Gerson was born in Palo Alto, California in 1966. She moved with her family to Granada Hills, CA when she was three. She attended St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont her last two years of high school. She attended Alfred University located in Alfred NY, majoring in Psychology. After two years, she moved back to California and attended Valley College where she received her AA degree in Broadcast Journalism. She went on to Cal State University of Northridge where she received her BA in Broadcast Journalism. During her college career she had several internships with CBS, Entertainment Tonight, NBC, working with David Sheehan on two of his specials, Macho Men of the Movies & Leading Ladies, and later in life with "Talk Soup."
She was always interested in being an actress, but didn't actively pursue it until later in life. In 1999, she became an extra and fell in love with the industry. Five months later she received her SAG card. She began taking acting classes at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, then later studied with Gene Bua. She began writing scenes for class and that led to her first short film centering on domestic violence entitled, "Impaired Innocence." In 2009, she started her own production company, KitnKat Productions and more short films came after that. She began entering them into festivals. In 2012, her film Burning Distortion (2012) was accepted into the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and won "Best Drama." Shortly after that her film,Detach (2012) was accepted into the VegasCineFest International Film Festival. Book of Choices (2015) is her first feature film and is an official selection for the 2016 Delhi Women's International Film Festival. Three of the short stories, “Burning Distortion”, “A Gracious War”, and “Salvation of One” screened at the 2016 Cannes Marche Du Film. "Book of Choices" is being represented by Adler & Associates Entertainment.
Name: Chandra Gerson
Lives in: Studio City, Los Angeles County, California
Company: KitnKat Productions
Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter and Actor
Let's Make Friends
Film (Horror and Short) Writer and Producer One jogger's obsession takes them to the brink of insanity and it becomes more than they can handle
Book of Choices
Film by KitnKat Productions (Drama) Writer, Producer, Director It is a psychological drama about the choices one makes and the price tags for those choices. The main character, Carl Johnson, escapes reality by reading a book of short stories. The stories come to life in this film and in each one, the main character has made a choice and must live with the outcome of that choice. Little does Carl know the importance of the choice he will have to make as the film progresses.
A Gracious War
Film by KitnKat Productions (Drama and Short) Writer, Producer, Director Ross Delgado is a jaded cop whose life has been marred by tragedy. Little does he know how much he has in common with a suspect who has been brought in for questioning.
Salvation of One
Film by KitnKat Productions (Drama and Short) Writer, Producer, Director Jack Sawyer wants out of the mob, but before he does, he tries to right the wrongs he's done, and in turn finds out a horrific truth.
Knott's Scary Farm 40 Years: A Fan's POV
Film by KitnKat Productions (Documentary and News) Writer, Producer, Director A fun documentary from a fan's point of view that was made after viewing the footage that was taken in honor of Knott's Scary Farm's 40th Anniversary.
A Habit of Activity
Film by KitnKat Productions (Drama and Short) Writer, Producer, Director One woman's struggle with her addictions and the price she pays.
Film by KitnKat Productions (Drama and Short) Writer, Producer, Director It is a gritty drama about the effects of child molestation and the desperate choice one victim makes in order to cope with them.
Film by KitnKat Productions (Drama and Short) Writer, Producer, Director Everyone has a dark side and sometimes it consumes the light.
A Silent Scream
Video by KitnKat Productions (Drama and Short) Writer, Producer, Director Take a trip inside the mind of Grant Jones and witness how he interacts with the people in his life as he struggles with self-harm.
Film by KitnKat Productions (Drama, Family and Short) Writer, Producer, Director A drama about suicide that was made with the intention of bringing about awareness, educating the public, and stimulating the mind, as well as conversation.
It's All in the Cards
Video (Drama) Actress When Alan's sister Emily is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The one thing that can save her is a transplant. Strapped for cash, he does everything possible to raise the money needed to get the life saving operation for his sister; while at the same time trying to cope with his own failures in life. He takes a big gamble on a card game in hopes of not only saving his sister but himself. Written by Anonymous
Book of Choices Online Silver Award International Independent Film Awards
Burning Distortion Best Short Drama NY International Independent Film & Video Festival LA Fall