Chris Bylsma

Chris Bylsma

Potwin Productions

Actor, assistant director and casting director

About Chris

I'm on fire for acting, but have enjoyed my experience in every aspect of the industry! Been fortunate to work on a lot of fun projects, mostly in front of the camera (winning 4 or 5 individual acting awards); but also working extensively as a Producer & Director (taking 7 awards for film directed in the last few years). Above all I value the collaborative nature of film & getting to form a lasting bond with the cast & crew on each project!

Nothing like it!
IMDB: imdb.me/chrisbylsma

P.S. I also run a business editing reels for actors all over the country!
Reel Editing: www.breakthroughreels.com


Name: Chris Bylsma

Company: Potwin Productions

Occupation: Actor, Assistant Director, Casting Director, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer, Production Manager and Script Consultant

Unique traits: Sports fanatic, eyes that change from blue to green randomly, doppelgangering with Jason Clarke & Robin Williams, a beard that's far more Irish red than I actually am, & the ability to drink unlimited amounts of Fireball...

Credits

  • Puzzles

    Puzzles (2015)
    Film (short) by Chris Bylsma/Potwin Productions Director, Producer, Writer

  • What We've Become

    What We've Become (2015)
    Film by Jennifer Nelson/Through A Glass Productions Robbie/Supporting

  • Terminal

    Terminal (2015)
    Film by Stephen Wallace Pruitt/Never2Late Studios Kara's Father/Supporting

  • Found Wandering Lost

    Found Wandering Lost (2015)
    Film by Nicholaus James/Puma Productions Trent/Lead

  • Lost Art of Sebastian Ferrell

    Lost Art of Sebastian Ferrell (2015)
    Film (short) by Andy Weber/Fractured Films Casting Director, Producer

  • All the World's A Stage

    All the World's A Stage (2014)
    Film (short) by Chris Bylsma/Potwin Productions Director, Producer, Casting Director

  • Good Conduct

    Good Conduct (2014)
    Film (short) by Patrick Rea/Seno Reality Producer

  • So Broken Up

    So Broken Up (2014)
    Film by Caleb Vetter/Vetter Brothers Films Casting Director

  • The Promise

    The Promise (2014)
    Film by Ty Jones/Ty Jones Films Producer, Unit Production Manager, Co-Casting Director, Co-Assistant Director

  • If Night Comes

    If Night Comes (2014)
    Film by Chris Bylsma/Potwin Productions Director, Producer, Co-Writer, Co-Editor

  • Fav Trip

    Fav Trip (2014)
    Commercial by Morgan Cooper Roger/Lead

  • American Fringe

    American Fringe (2014)
    Video by National Geographic Party Goer/Supporting

  • Mastercard

    Mastercard (2014)
    Commercial by McCann/Erickson Kauffman Stadium Vendor

  • Kill Em All

    Kill Em All (2014)
    Internet by Shawn Wright/Jesse Pringle Productions Kevin O'Hara/Supporting

  • Bitter Thing

    Bitter Thing (2014)
    Film (short) by Christopher Dorsey/Hallmark Groupy/Supporting

  • Adira

    Adira (2014)
    Film by Bradley J. Lincoln/Hidden District Studios Jewish Captive/Supporting

  • If Night Comes

    If Night Comes (2014)
    Film by Chris Bylsma/Potwin Productions The Buddy/Supporting

  • Jayhawkers

    Jayhawkers (2014)
    Film by Kevin Wilmott/Ninth Street Studios Hubbard/Supporting

  • Charles

    Charles (2014)
    Film (short) by Cody Hunt/Cody Hunt Productions Charles/Lead

  • Long Night

    Long Night (2014)
    Film (short) by Alan Watkins/Hidden District Studios Corporal/Lead

  • Cottontail

    Cottontail (2014)
    Film (short) by Brandon Segelke/Lotion Productions Peter/Lead

  • Trunk

    Trunk (2014)
    Film (short) by Chris Bylsma/Potwin Productions Director, Producer, Casting Director

  • Charles

    Charles (2014)
    Film (short) by Cody Hunt/Cody Hunt Productions Casting Director

  • American Fringe

    American Fringe (2014)
    Video by National Geographic Production Assistant

  • Walmart: Compare Prices

    Walmart: Compare Prices (2014)
    Commercial by Ty Jones/VIMBY Production Assistant

  • Soulmates

    Soulmates (2013)
    Film (short) by Chris Bylsma/Potwin Productions Director, Producer, Casting Director

  • From the Top

    From the Top (2013)
    Film (short) by Chris Bylsma/Potwin Productions Director, Producer, Casting Director

  • BlindSight

    BlindSight (2013)
    Film by Brian Reece/Bar Productions Producer

  • A Picture Of Us

    A Picture Of Us (2013)
    Film (short) by Turner Baietto/Little Leo Productions Casting Director, Producer

  • Bennu: The Rise

    Bennu: The Rise (2013)
    Film (short) by Bradley J. Lincoln/Hidden District Studios Producer

  • Adira

    Adira (2013)
    Film by Bradley J. Lincoln/Hidden District Studios Assistant Director

  • Withered World: A New Life

    Withered World: A New Life (2013)
    Internet by Katie Mooney/Young At Heart Productions Assistant Director, Script Supervisor

  • Withered World: A Man's Tale

    Withered World: A Man's Tale (2013)
    Internet by Bryce Young/Young At Heart Productions 2nd Assistant Camera, Script Supervisor

  • Lift

    Lift (2013)
    Film by John Young/Surrounding Media Producer, Writer, Assistant Director, Editor

  • Bing

    Bing (2013)
    Commercial Bing User

  • Withered World: If Night Comes

    Withered World: If Night Comes (2013)
    Internet by Bryce Young/Young At Heart Productions The Buddy/Supporting

  • BIG In Topeka

    BIG In Topeka (2013)
    Video by History Channel Frat Guy/Supporting

  • Smoke Break: The Daily Webseries

    Smoke Break: The Daily Webseries (2013)
    Internet by Kendal Sinn/Gunn Park Entertainment Dwight/Supporting

  • Save Peter the Bunny

    Save Peter the Bunny (2013)
    Internet by Jerry G. White III/Humoresque Entertainment Jimmy/Lead

  • The Rest Of Her

    The Rest Of Her (2013)
    Film (short) by Tim & Jennifer Friend/Big Atom Productions Manny/Supporting

  • Rabid Love

    Rabid Love (2013)
    Film by Paul J. Porter/Rogue Taurus Productions Ben/Supporting

  • BlindSight

    BlindSight (2013)
    Film by Brian Reece/Bar Productions Adam/Lead

  • Mixology

    Mixology (2013)
    Film (short) by Sarah Magill/Hallmark John/Lead

  • Good Conduct

    Good Conduct (2013)
    Film (short) by Patrick Rea/Seno Reality Aiden/Lead

  • BIG In Topeka

    BIG In Topeka (2013)
    Video by History Channel Production Assistant

  • KANSAS: 30 Years

    KANSAS: 30 Years (2013)
    Documentary by SONY Production Assistant

  • Vietnam Vets

    Vietnam Vets (2013)
    Documentary by Discovery Channel Production Assistant

  • Rook

    Rook (2012)
    Film by Brian Reece/Bar Productions Producer, Casting Director, Assistant Director

  • High Stakes

    High Stakes (2012)
    Film (short) by Chris Bylsma/Potwin Productions Director, Producer, Writer

  • Wendy's

    Wendy's (2012)
    Commercial Wendy's Patron

  • Zombie Apocalypse

    Zombie Apocalypse (2012)
    Video by Discovery Channel Military/Supporting

  • Lift

    Lift (2012)
    Film by John Young/Surrounding Media Chase/Lead

  • Walmart: Steak Over

    Walmart: Steak Over (2012)
    Commercial by VIMBY 2nd Assistant Camera, Script Supervisor

  • A Light Opera

    A Light Opera (2011)
    Film (short) by Josh Nathan/All Five Production Bobby/Lead

Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor - FWF
    (2014)

  • Fred G. Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award - Kansas City Film Festival
    (2014)

  • Audience Choice Award
    (2014)

  • 1st Place Film
    (2014)

  • Best Supporting Actor - 48Hr Film Festival
    (2013)

  • Best Lead Actor - ONS
    (2013)

  • Best Webseries - KCFF
    (2013)

  • Best Editing
    (2013)

  • Audience Choice Award
    (2013)

  • Best Lead Actor - ONS
    (2012)

  • Best Musical Score
    (2012)

  • Runner Up
    (2012)

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