Chris was born in Quilpue,Chile and raised in New Jersey. In 2003 he moved to California to pursue a career in video production. His first experience on a set wouldn't come until 2005, when he worked as an extra on the indie feature "Platinum Illusions". The following year in 2006 he worked as a production assistant on the feature, "Six Thugs". A few months later he began taking classes at LA Mission College. Although he never completed his studies at Mission Chris continued to immerse himself in anything related to film. From 2008-2011 he completed 5 short films, including the co-directed "Dirty 30" with filmmaker Brian Cuojoe Tolbert. In 2009 he worked as a boom operator for the short film "Broken", with Emilio Rivera and Rolando Molina. In the summer of 2012 he shot B camera on the feature "Kill Kapone" with director Alfredo Ramos. His most recent work has been as cinematographer for 2 short films. The first being "Man all things great and tender" for Director Brian "Cuojoe" Tolbert and "Caprichosas" with director Jose Solomon.
Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Kill Kapone is a realistic, hyper-violent action/drama that follows gang member, Kapone through the gritty alleys of East L.A. while getting chased all day by his own vicious gang. The story unfolds when Kapone's parole agents, Webster and Ardmore wake him up early in the day to take him in for violating his parole. Unfortunately for Kapone, while escaping through one of the alleys, he comes across a vindictive dope fiend who is hard up for his next fix. Kapone denies him of his fix which infuriates the dope fiend. To get back at Kapone, Georgie labels Kapone a snitch to his own hood. As it turns out, Georgie is the one who witnesses a gruesome murder committed by gang member Marcos. Marcos, the younger brother of gang leader Crow, is the culprit of killing an innocent woman in the alley so Ardmore and Webster pressure Georgie to come up with the name of the murderer or face a jail term himself. In order to save his own ass, Georgie snitches on Marcos who then gets arrested for the ... Written by Alfredo Ramos
Man: All Things Great and Tender
Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A story about hanging out, hooking up, awkward sex, and the hope of a second date.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Cinematographer Rosie is at a crossroads in her life with the end of her marriage and the death of her mother. Her journey to release her mothers ashes reveals a family history that emboldens her to regain control of her life.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Writer Nick is ready to spend a quiet night alone on his birthday. But his two best friends, John and Dutch have other plans. Not intent on just drinking beer, smoking weed and playing video games John and Dutch decide to bring the party to Nick, with unexpected repercussions. Written by Brian Cuojoe Tolbert
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Mystery) Writer Daydreamer is tired of the mundane, lackluster life that was given to him. A job that's going nowhere, annoying co-workers and friends that never seem to get him. But today he decides to change all that, for better or worse.
Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Writer Every day minor and even major events take place, but all of them significant in one way or another. Some we barely acknowledge, others we ask the age old question.....why? Was it meant to be, is it an unknown force that causes these occurrences? Are we destined to live a predetermined path, our lives already written? A page in the biggest book that ever was or just a slice of random everyday life? This is just one of many stories, a voyeuristic look inside the lives of a group of friends. It was a Friday night like any other, their weekly gathering to watch and discuss their favorite films. But this night will change everything, dramatically shifting everything they ever knew. There are no second chances, no going back. This is life random, brutal....ferocious. Written by Chris Jensen-Soto
Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Writer Luciano is determined to leave his past behind him. With a job promotion and his loving girlfriend by his side nothing can go wrong. That is until visions of his past begin to haunt him, affecting every aspect in his life. Now the line between what's real and what's not is blurred, causing Luciano to confront his demons once and for all. Written by Chris Jensen-Soto
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor EATING centers around the animus between sister, brother and the brother's wife during a typically tense family dinner. Talk of large breasts, pet snakes, shepherd's pie and other 'stuff' will do little to lighten the mood.
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A mockumentary that explores love and takes an intimate look at the journey women go on to have it.