Grew up on a Farm in the midwest - "bailing hay and pulling tits". Definitely the "black sheep" of the family - musician and actor from the age of 5 - school and regional theatre - and was a concert level pianist by the age of 11 (all of which went over like gang-busters in farm-town)! Out of college - moved straight to New York for artistic pursuits. Took a day job on Wall Street as a cold caller (to pay the bills) - and that became an accidental 7 year detour during which I became a hedge fund trader (the antithesis of my core being), made 7 figures, then lost it all - a blessing in disguise because it woke me up and brought me back to my artistic roots. Moved to Austin to begin composing music for film, did some theatre, landed roles in a few indie films, got an agent, moved to LA 2 years later, just in time for the writers strike of 2007. During the strike, I went through the writers program at UCLA and learned to properly write screenplays. My first screenplay, "How To Keep From Drowning", was a finalist in the Sundance competition - and is now in development and being produced (three producers attached) - slated to shoot in 2015 with me as director. Wearing many hats - I currently have a gig writing for the Television Academy for the Emmys, while I arrange to shoot a short film from the feature material which will serve as my Directors Reel.
Somebody recently told me I needed to be more "social". "Network a little". [read: use social networking]. I'm not on Facebook, twitter, instagram (although this one intrigues me) or others - but not because I'm anti-social or anti social-networking. Rather because I know my limitations. I work hard - and am very easily distracted! These things are a rabbit hole to me. That said - I found myself compelled to try this particular site. I figured if I was going be on any kind of social network - it should be one that might actually be productive rather than distractive. So - gonna give this thing a whirl...
Name: Christopher Forsyth
Lives in: Santa Monica, California
Company: Memento Mori Productions
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Music Composer, Actor, Producer, Editor and Performance Coach
Unique traits: Fluent in Sarcasm and Hyperbole