Chris is a graduate from Florida State University. He moved out to Los Angeles in 2011 where he began serving as an editor to a variety of television shows for various networks such as Discovery, National Geographic, and MTV. Chris
frequently collaborates with Mauricio Arrioja on a variety of projects, one in particular named Find Pauletta, a found
footage horror short about a deadly VR game. The film made it’s permiere at EL CID and got into the Cannes film library. Other most recent projects include A Ticket Across the Ocean, a song and video created by Chris and performed by Kyle Woolard. He has a passion for action and horror films since he was kid. Several of his inspirations were drawn from icons like Clint Eastwood, Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, and Robert
Name: Chris Courtner
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Semi-Finalist for Shriekfest Screenplay
The Real Drakoolavs
Television (Comedy) Editorial department The series is about a vampire family, the Drakoolavs, who have found refuge and settled down in a quiet neighborhood in Los Angeles. Despite having escaped vampire hunters in Romania, the family still lives an aggressive vampire lifestyle, drinking human blood. The Drakoolavs is preparing for a major life event; the training of the youngest member of their clan, Mila, in the art of preying on humans. The family orchestrates a hook up with a young man named Alex, leaving Mila to lure him back to the Drakoolav's home where she must attack him and drink his blood. But instead, when the moment comes to feed, Mila falls for Alex beginning a series humorous problems and complications. Written by Dmitriy Karpov
Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Mystery) Writer When two friends download a new smart phone app that enables their camera to see the dead, they inadvertently release Pauletta, a demonic spirit looking for blood. Armed only with their smart phone, the two quickly learn they must find Pauletta before she finds them in this highly suspenseful supernatural thriller. Written by Mauricio Arrioja
Film (Short, Adventure and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Jacob, a young boy living in a coastal town is plagued with guilt that he is responsible for his brother's tragic death in a surfing accident. He has withdrawn from life, surfing and his best friend Alex. The course of the boys' lives will forever change after a car accident leaves them in a vivid spirit world between life and death. This realm brings their deepest fantasies to life and manifests their greatest fears. Two possibilities exist: They will either face these fears, confront the painful memories of their pasts, and thus be given an opportunity to rejoin life, or they will run from them, leaving this world for a false and idealized one presented by Kali, a mysterious female spirit, who promises to free them from pain, save them from The Darkness and reunite Jacob with his brother. Written by Kevin Kobori
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Recently married working woman's conflict starts with a hectic schedule and unrealistic expectations, money and different priorities. Courtship begins suddenly with perceived similarity from a cultural standpoint and a pure fantasy. She is carrying a baggage from her bitter past and hard set in her own ways. Her traditional core moral values are being compromised by the modern needs. She goes through her own personal journey to figure out the importance of life. The story later reveals that when you forgive someone, you free the prisoner who was you all along. This is a story about loyalty, unpredictable nature of human emotions, guilt, pride, friendship, and above all realization of the truth. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Mystery) Production manager 4th Grader goes out of his way to save the friendship telling white lies out of innocence.
No Man's Land
Television (Reality-TV) Editorial department Seems to cover people and families living in middle of inhospitable places in america, kinda like 20 other shows, but seems to have decent participants, and covers deserts instead of mountains or Alaska, so its a nice change.
Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Blake is a talented acting student as well as an unrealistic dreamer when it comes down to how to make a living until he makes it "big". Continuously fired from minimum wage employment, Blake and his best friend Elliot get sucked into the dangerous world of gambling. Luckily, Blake's sister Angela has proven to be a reliable roommate and so far taken care of her irresponsible younger brother. When a car crash on the way to a job interview lands her in the hospital, Blake offers to start the job in his sister's place, which turns out to be more complicated than expected: His ward is the homely and socially inept 20-year-old agoraphobic Giselle, who insists on a *female* assistant. However, the girl and her mother have never met Angela in person, and thus Blake is able to transform himself into a convincingly enough version of his sister. Realizing this gives him an opportunity to not only hide from the bookies but also from his visiting alcoholic mother, Blake moves gladly in with the ... Written by Victoria Masina
Television (Reality-TV) Editorial department Meet three adrenaline-seeking repo men chase multi-million dollar jets across America looking for a big payoff. Relying upon wits, skill and sheer cojones, to stay one step ahead of the law and airplanes with issues, it's high risk for high reward for these super repo men. Written by Discovery
The Snow Queen
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A naive girl goes on vacation with her rich boyfriend to a luxurious resort. While there, she finds herself a perennial outsider, until she steals his money and indulges in a fantasy spending spree.
Film (Short, Comedy and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Avoiding flying pork sandwiches and pig pens, Nada Assad, an American Muslim cop attempts to solve a pig-napping case in order to be promoted to detective.
The Wrong Date
Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Writer A boy discovers that the girl he's dating has a dark past and killer ex-boyfriend.
Video (Short, Horror and Thriller) Writer Two sorority girls are haunted by a ghost after a hazing gone wrong.
From the Bottom Looking Up
Video (Short, Drama and Romance) Writer Two sisters, Two stories. Farrah has just moved into a new place with her boyfriend, Ethan, and believes she's living the American Dream. It's not till she unexpectedly discovers that shis is pregnant that her life changes. Unwilling to commit; Ethan; Farrah's relationship descend into a spiral of hatred & violence. Holding a grudge against her sister, Stacy, tries to find her own light when she meets up with an old crush. Written by Anonymous
Dancing with the Stars
Television (Family, Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.
Television (Reality-TV) Editorial department Port Protection is home to the few who have left behind normal society and chosen a different life in a remote Alaskan community, where survival of the individuals and community cannot sustain without the other. The stakes are high. The land is rugged and unforgiving and the seas which surround Port Protection are cold and merciless. Written by Katrina L. Harrison
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)