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About Christine

Chris was run over by a train, had her head chopped off by an axe, and fed to countless vampires. This was all in service of her brother's backyard Super 8 movies. Thus, began a lifelong love affair with all things film.

Born in New York, Chris spent her formative years relocating to a new locale every few years. Her father worked for Puerto Rico and his job took the family around the US and eventually to Germany. After a childhood of being denied her constitutionally protected, fundamental right of sitting in front of a TV every Saturday morning, she somehow convinced her parents that the best way to learn German was to watch television. Once permission was granted, she promptly squandered the opportunity on watching Tom and Jerry cartoons, which had no dialogue and thus held no value in learning German, but was particularly instructive on visual storytelling. Furthering her education in Film Studies, Chris found that German television aired classic Hollywood films in their original English, and she spent countless hours fascinated by black and white screwball comedies which formed her groan worthy sense of humor and sparked her desire to share it with the world, one conversation at a time. Social media was not yet a thing.

This passion for snappy, clever dialogue (and sarcasm) carried through to College where she studied theater until her mother suggested she get a real major - philosophy. Chris paid her way through college by working as a production assistant in New York on such renowned productions as Awakenings, The Fisher King, and The Freshman. She attended law school at Washington and Lee University and graduated with her Juris Doctor. Christine joined the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office as a Prosecutor for the next six years.

Never staying too far from the drama, Chris continued her education by taking classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts under the auspices of improving her trial skills. After all, courtroom trials are like a production - with a lot more improv.

After an epiphany, and succumbing to peer pressure while volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival, Chris made the career decision to move to Los Angeles and become a filmmaker. She's never looked back.

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  • MIGRA

    MIGRA Thriller Crime Set in Arizona on the US/Mexican border, this crime drama follows two Border Patrol agents who succumb to temptation when they find a large pile of drug cash. Problem is, they’re not the only ones after that money.

Credits

Awards

  • Grand Prize Winner - Stage 32 TV Writing Contest - Migra
    (2019)

  • Finalist - WeScreenplay Television competition - Migra
    (2018)

  • Semi-Finalist - Final Draft Big Break Contest - Migra
    (2018)

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