Chad Coenson

Chad Coenson

Man vs. Film Productions

Author, filmmaker and producer in Hillsboro, Oregon

About Chad

A practitioner of "lingual alchemy" and the award winning author of the novel, Me and Bobby McGee. The first publication of my written work occurred in 1996, at the age of 16. Attending college at the University of Arizona in Tucson, I actively performed as a musician and poet, before graduating in 2002 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Media Arts. Balancing my passion with ambition, I worked as a technology sales executive while completing my debut novel, Me & Bobby McGee, which was published in 2010. Receiving an abundance of critical acclaim, the novel was awarded a Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY – the largest international competition for independently published literature) and given an Honorable Mention from the Los Angeles Book Festival, both in 2011.
Me and Bobby McGee caught the eye of the emmy nominated director and founder of Man vs Film Productions, Erich Demerath, in 2012. After optioning the novel for a feature film (currently in development), Demerath and I collaborated on our first film project, the award-winning cult short film, Jive Genie. This launched the imaginative creative alliance and partnership that is now the essence of Man vs Film Productions. In conjunction with a highly talented crew, we have since written and produced five widely praised short films and currently have two feature films in the development stage (Me and Bobby McGee, Jive Genie [feature length version]). I also have two more novels that will be released in the near future, one of which is part of a trilogy.
In addition to fiction, satire, and screenwriting, I have a broad range of literary passions that include poetry and lyricism through which I have had the opportunity to collaborate with several talented musicians, including the vocalist John Bisaha (The Babys). I have also appeared on the OPB television show "Back Page" with Jody Seay, and my work has been endorsed by the likes of best-selling author Dr. Gather Williams, award winning poet/author, Laurence Overmire, and renowned Horror & Fantasy author, Jake Elliot. When I am not embellishing life's absurdities, I enjoy spending time with my son, live music, brewing beer, bungee jumping, wave wrangling, hitchhiking the galaxy, and people that don’t like politicians. Despite my generally adventurous nature and willingness to attempt almost anything, I have never had the opportunity to cast the first stone.


Name: Chad Coenson

Lives in: Hillsboro, Oregon

Company: Man vs. Film Productions

Occupation: Author, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

Credits

  • Me and Bobby McGee (Feature - in development)

    Me and Bobby McGee (Feature - in development) (2016)
    Film by Man vs Film Productions Creator, Writer, Producer

  • Jive Genie (Feature - in development)

    Jive Genie (Feature - in development) (2015)
    Film by Man vs Film Productions Co-Creator, Writer, Producer

  • Left of Sanctuary

    Left of Sanctuary (2015)
    Film (short) by Man vs Film Productions Co-Creator, Writer, Producer

  • Mississippi Rising

    Mississippi Rising (2014)
    Film (short) by Man vs Film Productions Co-Creator, Writer, Producer, Assistant Director

  • Everyone Gets Slade

    Everyone Gets Slade (2014)
    Film (short) by Man vs Film Productions Co-Creator, Writer, Producer

  • So You Think You Can Kill

    So You Think You Can Kill (2013)
    Film (short) by Man vs Film Productions Co-Creator, Writer, Producer

  • Jive Genie

    Jive Genie (2012)
    Film (short) by Man vs Film Productions Co-Creator, Writer

  • Me and Bobby McGee (novel)

    Me and Bobby McGee (novel) (2010)
    Print by Inkwater Press Author

Awards

  • Audience Award - 48hr Film Project - Portland OR (So You Think You Can Kill)
    (2013)

  • Honorable Mention - Los Angeles Book Festival - General Fiction (Me and Bobby McGee)
    (2012)

  • Audience Award - 48hr Film Project - Portland OR (Jive Genie)
    (2012)

  • Best SFX - 48hr Film Project - Portland OR (Jive Genie)
    (2012)

  • Silver Medal - Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) - Best Regional Fiction (Me and Bobby McGee)
    (2011)

Education

  • University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
    (1998-2002)

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  • Since: August 2015
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