Chris Connolly

Chris Connolly

Producer and Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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About Chris

Chris Connolly began in independent films serving as an associate producer on "Empire" (Universal, 2002) and "Loverboy" (ThinkFilm, 2005), directed by Kevin Bacon and starring Kyra Sedgwick. He then moved into commercial and branded content production as a producer at Radical Media on a number of award-winning projects with such esteemed filmmakers as Derek Cianfrance, Bennett Miller, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. As a screenwriter, Chris was a finalist in two categories at the 2012 Austin Film Festival for his feature screenplay "Bad Blood". And in 2015, his short film "Falling to Pieces" played at 28 film festivals in the U.S. and garnered four awards including Best Actress, Best Dramedy, Best Story, and Best Short Film.

Credits

  • Falling to Pieces

    Falling to Pieces (2015)
    Film (short) by Chris & Vivian Connolly (Comedy, Drama and Short) Writer / Director / Producer When young widow Cassandra seeks out the recipients of her husband's organs, each meeting proves more disastrous than the last.

  • The Beaver

    The Beaver (2011)
    Film by Jodie Foster (Drama) Visual Effects Producer Walter Black ('Mel Gibson') is depressed and sleeps most of the day. It's driving his family crazy, and his wife Meredith (Jodie Foster) kicks him out. Walter starts carrying a beaver puppet and tries to commit suicide (unsuccessfully). He uses the puppet to talk to himself, trying to bolster his spirits, and is trying to rebuild his life. Through the beaver, the family begins to learn about Walter's history and problems, and as he continues rebuilding, the beaver shows us all a way to cope. Written by Anonymous

  • Vanishing on 7th Street

    Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
    Film by Brad Anderson (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Visual Effects Executive Producer When a massive power outage plunges the city of Detroit into total darkness, a disparate group of individuals find themselves alone. The entire city's population has vanished into thin air, leaving behind heaps of empty clothing, abandoned cars and lengthening shadows. Soon the daylight begins to disappear completely, and as the survivors gather in an abandoned tavern, they realize the darkness is out to get them, and only their rapidly diminishing light sources can keep them safe. Written by Official Site

  • San Quentin Film School

    San Quentin Film School (2009)
    Television by Bruce Sinofsky (Documentary) Line Producer / Production Manager San Quentin Film School is a groundbreaking documentary series that follows a group of nine inmates at California's San Quentin State Prison as they learn the basics of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented view of life on the inside. For the first time inmates are permitted to use video cameras within the walls, giving viewers fascinating, ground-level glimpses into daily life in prison through the eyes of the inmates that live it. Viewers will be taken on a deeply personal journey, at once poignant and shocking, into one of America's most notorious penitentiaries. Written by Production

  • The Gamekillers

    The Gamekillers (2007)
    Television by Pete & Luke McCoubrey (Comedy) Line Producer

  • First Born

    First Born (2007)
    Film by Isaac Webb (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Production Supervisor Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her see things in a different light. A creepy babysitter doesn't make things any better. She begins seeing things, trusts no one, as she goes into self-destruct mode. Written by BryanD EQT

  • SeeMore's Playhouse

    SeeMore's Playhouse (2006)
    Television (Family) Line Producer "SeeMore's Playhouse" is a hilarious and heartwarming puppetmation-based, musical television series designed to entertain two to six year-olds while helping them learn how to stay safe and healthy. SeeMore's Playhouse stars SeeMore the Safety Seal and his friends in a world filled with catchy songs and inventive stories that teach safe behavior in ways that are age-appropriate, non-threatening, and fun. Written by Anonymous

  • Gamekillers

    Gamekillers (2006)
    TV Movie by Gary Freedman (Comedy) Line Producer

  • Loverboy

    Loverboy (2005)
    Film by Kevin Bacon (Drama and Romance) Associate Producer Emily tells her son Paul, now six years old, the story of his life - how she sought motherhood, to be a mom without a husband, to raise a perfect, exceptional child, whom she calls Loverboy. In flashbacks told around a pretend car trip they take - so he can practice driving - we see Paul's infancy, their fun together (sometimes with a manic edge), and his growing desire to go to school and be with other kids. We also flash back to Emily's childhood, with parents so bound up with each other that she's virtually ignored. Is Emily going to be able to let Paul be with others? Or, can she, as in the David Bowie song she sings at a school talent show, construct a life on Mars? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Torte Bluma

    Torte Bluma (2005)
    Film by Benjamin Ross (Drama and Short) Post-Production Supervisor Torte Bluma is a sobering film inspired by a real-life episode in the life of Franz Stangl (played by Stellan), the German commandant at the Treblinka Extermination Camp, and the Jewish prisoner who cooks his meals.

  • Lost Junction

    Lost Junction (2003)
    Film by Peter Masterson (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Associate Producer While trying to fix his Mustang on the road, Jimmy McGee gets a lift in the Cadillac of a sweet lady, Missy Lofton. Missy invites Jimmy to stay at her house in Lost Junction, a very small town in Mississippi with a population of 652 locals, while his car is being repaired by the mechanic Shorty. Missy asks Jimmy to help her to take her savings in the bank, and later they travel together to New Orleans to meet Missy's boyfriend Porter. While on the road, Missy discloses to Jimmy that the body of her husband Doc is in the trunk, but Jimmy is in love with Missy and stays with her. Jimmy returns to his hometown, but his best friend Matt convinces him to return to New Orleans for Missy. Later the truth about the death of Doc is disclosed. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Empire

    Empire (2002)
    Film by Franc. Reyes (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Associate Producer A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal and a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top, Victor soon finds out that he has been double crossed and his last option is to get revenge. Written by El Toro

  • Harvard Man

    Harvard Man (2001)
    Film by James Toback (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Development Executive College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to discover their true identity. Written by Anonymous

  • Chump Change

    Chump Change (2000)
    Film by Stephen Burrows (Comedy and Romance) Associate Producer Rags to riches to rags comedy loosely based on the director Steve Burrows' actual experiences while writing screenplays in Los Angeles. Burrows (aka "Milwaukee Steve") finally makes it big as "The Crotch Fresh" commercial guy, but then can't catch another break -- not even when he auditions for a new Crotch Fresh commercial! He decides the only way to make a comeback as an actor is to fake his own death, then make a glorious return. Before that idea pans out, Milwaukee goes on "Wheel of Fortune", and become notorious when he's sued by the Merv Griffin Corp. "Milwaukee Steve" becomes a hot ticket, with numerous folks riding his coattails. However, after a studio hires him to write a script, nothing works out as planned. Desperate, broke, and depressed, Steve returns to Milwaukee, in mid-winter, to gain comfort from family and friends -- only to find his mother has rented out his room while on her annual trip to the Netherlands. "Milwaukee" then recounts his Los Angeles' saga to his ... Written by RJ-15

  • The Last Producer

    The Last Producer (2000)
    Film by Burt Reynolds (Comedy and Drama) Assistant to the Producers Burt Reynolds plays an aging Hollywood producer. Knowing that he is soon going to die or not to have anymore importance, he bets all he has, all his love for the cinema, all his strengh, in doing his last movie, his best work, something for which he wants the people to remember him by... Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

  • Catalina Trust

    Catalina Trust (1999)
    Film by Will Conroy (Drama) Line Producer (2nd Unit) A young man is forced to choose between his fiance�© and his family's hotel.

  • Giving It Up

    Giving It Up (1999)
    Film by Christopher Kublan (Comedy and Romance) Associate Producer Meet Ralph, charismatic New York adman about town. Encouraged by his sexist boss and unlucky-in-love buddy Peter, Ralph's life revolves around the pursuit of the opposite sex. Enter his match, smart and beautiful account executive Elizabeth, who is put off by his sex-obsessed ways, convincing Ralph to see a therapist. Just when a relationship between the two begins to flourish, Ralph gets thrown together with supermodel Amber. Now Ralph has to decide whether to change his player-like ways or risk losing the one woman he truly loves. Written by Anonymous

  • Black & White

    Black & White (1999)
    Film by James Toback (Crime, Drama and Music) Assistant to the Producers Set in New York City, Black and White features several losely related stories centering on a pair of documentary filmmakers, Sam and her husband Terry, in following a group of caucasian teens, Raven, Charlie, Will, Marty, Wren and others who try to fit in with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd who include gangster rapper Rich Bower and his music partner Cigar in landing a recording gig, as well as college basketball player Dean who is conflicted on taking a fall on a game for shady gambler Mark Clear who has hidden agenda for Dean and Rich. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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