Christopher Theokas is a filmmaker living and working in New York City. His filmmaking career began in 2004 when he began writing screenplays in earnest, perfecting his craft in order to one day have them produced. It wasn’t too long after that when he realized that he also wanted to direct his projects.
In 2007, Mr. Theokas attended the New York Film Academy’s 12 week digital program, where he shot three short films. Once he graduated to program, he immediately began work on the short film, “Reflections” (dir. Eli Hershko) as the assistant director. Mr. Theokas followed this up with the short film, “The Interruption,” which he wrote and directed. “The Interruption” went on to become an official selection at the Bel Air and New Filmmakers of New York film festivals in 2010.
Most recently, he shot the short “Only In New York," which was in competition for the Best Dam Town contest run by Amstel Light and Vimeo.com. He also wrote the independent feature film, “Carl(a)”, which is currently in post-production. He is a moderator for the New York City Screenwriters Meetup Group, which he helped found.
Prior to his life of filmmaking, Mr. Theokas worked at USA Today as a news editor in the Life section of the paper, where he wrote articles on film, book reviews, and researched various entertainment stories for publication.
In his spare time, he cat sits.
The Adventures of Dirk Dangerous Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi A lone mercenary is charged by the Galactic Union with finding an ancient artifact of unimaginable power before agents from the evil Tykerian Empire get there first.
The Night Nurse Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama All Eddie Vance wanted to do was watch his former bandmates play their first gig with a new lead singer; but when he's killed in a car accident, he has to convince the Grim Reaper to let him see the show before his body dies and he goes to Heaven.
The Black Eagle Thriller After a local superhero kills an undercover cop, police enlist the help of the hero's former sidekick to help bring him to justice.
Crow Jane Budget: $10M - $30M | Western When a local cattle baron kills her family and leaves her for dead, a young Native American woman teams up with her uncle - a former tracker for the US Cavalry - to hunt down the men who did her wrong.
Television (Comedy and Romance) Director In the midst of processing a painful breakup with Jack (Clem McIntosh), Lauren (Jennifer Bareilles) becomes The EXpert, an internet'ing, live-stream'ing personality who accidentally creates an online community of fellow Exes who rely on her in broken-hearted solidarity. Her nontraditional advice is often drawn from her own experiences as she tries to "move on" from her Ex. A quick rewind and Lauren proves what we already know: sometimes technology complicates everything.
The Lost Episode
Film (Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director For decades, Pennhurst psychiatric hospital has been haunted by turbulent supernatural forces. When a local TV show embarks on a mission to capture this paranormal activity, they discover something completely unexpected. As restless souls from their past torment the crew members, they fear for their lives as one by one they are gruesomely murdered. In a surprising revelation, they discover something more terrifying than ghosts is responsible. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Producer Carla is a trans woman who faces opposition from her family as she finishes her transition. At the same time, she falls in love with Sam, a man who seems to love her for who she is. However, when Carla finally obtains the means to complete her transition, Sam begins to question their relationship. Now, Carla must choose between being herself and living a lie for the man she loves.
Video (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A shrink comes to terms with a childhood memory while consulting sex offenders.
Only in New York
Film by Rat Trap Media/3.2 Square Miles Productions Director
Film by Rat Trap Media Director/Writer/Producer
This is Ben
Film by Mark Potts 1st AD
Film by Eli Hershko 1st AD
Film by Eli Hershko 2nd AD
New York Film Academy Film School (New York, NY)