Christopher Bessette

Christopher Bessette

Terrapin Point Motion Pictures Ltd.
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Niagara Falls, Canada

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About Christopher

Christopher Bessette is a multi-award winning motion picture writer/director/producer. In 2012 Bessette was honored with a Premier's Award nomination for his film work. Bessette has led an international career; while producing a program for Family Channel, Bessette worked with producers in 13 nations. He is the recipient of two best director awards, the first for an epic tale that spans 50 years of an Amazonian tribe featuring 300 tribal people with 86 speaking parts, into a multi-award winning feature film. Of the recognition “The Enemy God” received, THE BEST DIRECTOR AWARD at the 2008 ARPA International Film Festival in Hollywood. His most recent feature film TRADE OF INNOCENTS starring Dermot Mulroney, Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino, John Billingsley and Trieu Tran recently was awarded BEST DRAMA and BEST DIRECTOR at the 32nd Annual Festival of Film Breckenridge and the 2012 ICVM Gold Crown Award for BEST PICTURE.

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Credits

  • TRADE OF INNOCENTS (Theatrical Feature)

    TRADE OF INNOCENTS (Theatrical Feature) (2012)
    Film by The Bicycle Peddler LLC / Dean River Productions Writer / Director

  • THE ENEMY GOD (Feature)

    THE ENEMY GOD (Feature) (2008)
    Film by 10X Productions Writer / Director

  • CHECKING IT OUT

    CHECKING IT OUT (2008)
    Television by Indie Director

  • CLUB SHOWCASE

    CLUB SHOWCASE (2008)
    Television by A Channel Director

  • THE CHRISTMAS POST

    THE CHRISTMAS POST (2007)
    Theater by M. Broer, Producer Director

  • A TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

    A TIME FOR CHRISTMAS (2006)
    Theater by M. Broer, Producer Director

  • HIGHLIGHT REELS / DEFINING MOMENTS (PSA)

    HIGHLIGHT REELS / DEFINING MOMENTS (PSA) (2006)
    Television by Athletes In Action / Power to Change Writer / Director / Producer

  • NOW BEHOLD THE LAMB

    NOW BEHOLD THE LAMB (2005)
    Theater by King's Theatre / R. Chandler, Producer Director

  • THE HARVEST (PSA)

    THE HARVEST (PSA) (2005)
    Television by Shepherd Village Productions Writer / Director / Producer

  • MARALEE DAWN & FRIENDS

    MARALEE DAWN & FRIENDS (2005)
    Television by MDM Productions Director

  • A TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

    A TIME FOR CHRISTMAS (2005)
    Theater by M. Broer, Producer Director

  • MARALEE DAWN & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS

    MARALEE DAWN & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS (2004)
    Television by MDM Productions Writer / Director

  • LAST CHANCE

    LAST CHANCE (2004)
    Film by Reality Outreach Ministries Director / Producer

  • HEAVEN'S GATES HELL'S FLAMES

    HEAVEN'S GATES HELL'S FLAMES (2003)
    Film by Reality Outreach Ministries Director

  • MARALEE DAWN & FRIENDS

    MARALEE DAWN & FRIENDS (2003)
    Television by MDM Productions Director

  • POWER OF THE WIND

    POWER OF THE WIND (2002)
    Television by Shepherd Village Foundation Writer / Director / Producer

  • MARALEE DAWN & FRIENDS

    MARALEE DAWN & FRIENDS (2001)
    Television by MDM Productions Director

  • THE REV (TV movie)

    THE REV (TV movie) (2001)
    Television by Sunny Days Productions Director

  • APPLES FROM EDEN

    APPLES FROM EDEN (2000)
    Film (short) by Engage Entertainment Writer / Director / Producer

  • NIAGARA: THUNDER OF THE WATERS

    NIAGARA: THUNDER OF THE WATERS (1998)
    Documentary by 5 Star Pictures Writer / Director / Producer

  • WONDER WHEELS

    WONDER WHEELS (1997)
    Television by Power to Change Writer / Director / Producer

  • FABULICIOUS DAY

    FABULICIOUS DAY (1996)
    Television by Family Channel Producer / SFX Director

  • JUST FOR PARENTS

    JUST FOR PARENTS (1995)
    Television by Cook Communications Television Producer

  • TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1992)
    Television by 100 Huntley Street Producer

  • IN MY WHITE SISTERS SHOES (Pilot)

    IN MY WHITE SISTERS SHOES (Pilot) (1990)
    Television by V. Willis Producer Director

  • ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: THE HARSH REALITIES

    ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: THE HARSH REALITIES (1988)
    Documentary by Alzheimer Society of Niagara Director / Producer

Awards

  • BEST FEATURE - "Trade of Innocents" Toronto Cornerstone International Film Festival (CANADA)
    (2012)

  • BEST PICTURE - "Trade of Innocents" ICVM Gold Crown Award (USA)
    (2012)

  • BEST DIRECTOR - "Trade of Innocents" 32nd Annual Festival of Film Breckenridge (USA)
    (2012)

  • BEST DRAMA - "Trade of Innocents" 32nd Annual Festival of Film Breckenridge (USA)
    (2012)

  • BEST DIRECTOR - "The Enemy God" - Arpa International Film Festival (USA)
    (2008)

  • BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - "The Enemy God" Brilliant Light International Film Festival of Los Angeles (USA)
    (2008)

  • BEST SUPERNATURAL FILM - "The Enemy God" Brilliant Light International Film Festival of Los Angeles (USA)
    (2008)

  • BEST REDEMPTIVE FILM - "The Enemy God" Redemptive Film Festival (USA)
    (2008)

  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - "The Enemy God" Talking Stick Film Festival (USA)
    (2008)

  • BEST CHILDREN'S SERIES - "Maralee Dawn & Friends" ICVM Bronze Crown Award (USA)
    (2008)

  • BEST CHILDREN'S SHOW - "Hero's a Cape and a Big Fight" Episode of Maralee Dawn & Friends - ICVM Bronze Crown Award (USA)
    (2008)

  • TOP 5 FILM - Audience Award "Apples from Eden" FameCast International Short Film Competition (USA)
    (2007)

  • BEST DRAMA UNDER 250,000 - " Season 3 Ep. 13 Maralee Dawn & Friends" ICVM Bronze Crown Award (USA)
    (2005)

  • BEST DRAMATIC SHORT FILM - "Apples from Eden" - New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (USA)
    (2001)

  • BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR - "Niagara: Thunder of the Waters" - Benjamin Franklin Award, Publishers Marketing Association of Chicago (USA)
    (2000)

  • BEST FILM OF THE FEST - Audience Award "Apples from Eden" - Niagara Indie Film Festival (CANADA)
    (2000)

  • BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT - "Apples from Eden" - Niagara Indie Film Festival (CANADA)
    (2000)

  • TELEFEST SILVER AWARD - "Long Point: A Diamond In the Rough" CBC Telefest Awards (CANADA)
    (1984)

Education

  • Niagara College Canada
    (1984)

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