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About Christopher

Christopher Vance is an independent filmmaker from Atlanta, GA. He received his B.S. from Georgia State University and began producing short content for international programs and festivals with other aspiring filmmakers.

One of the biggest challenges Vance had to face in trying to become a filmmaker was starting with no film school education, networks, film internships or PA jobs. So how did he start his career? He had no choice but to work at remote independent gigs. Of course one of the most common opinions in the industry is that freelancers are often looked down on but that’s how Chris got the ball rolling. Since his time at GSU, Chris has been working on screenwriting and worked as a Producer’s Assistant on the development of a feature film that is being shot in GA.

Chris Vance has performed many jobs on sets from PA, to editor, cinematographer, boom operator and much more. Eventually, he made his way to Park City, Utah to make a short film as producer while experiencing the Sundance Film Festival.

Just this year, he has traveled to France for the Cannes Film Festival to work on another short as a director while still experiencing the mega festival for the first time.

Since then, he has developed and produced a short film titled “The Fear in You” which is currently looking for its way into festivals. Chris’s last job was 'Behind the Scenes Videographer and Photographer' on a Doritos featuring an NFL Quarterback! Now he is polishing a script so he can transition into the development phase.

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Loglines

  • The Rice Cooker

    The Rice Cooker Independent A boy sets out to counter world hunger alone, but it might be too much for just himself.

  • The Beast

    The Beast Thriller Horror Three campers try to escape a terror in the woods they thought was only a myth.

Credits

  • Expulsion

    Expulsion (2018)
    Film (Horror) Camera and Electrical Department This graphic horror centers around Sister Judith Armour, a cancer stricken nun who is struggling with her faith. She is also the sole survivor of an exorcism that went terribly wrong and resulted in multiple lives violently ending. She recalls her horrific story (via flashbacks) to two police detectives fixated on finding out the truth. Written by Bethany Garwin

  • The Voice

    The Voice (2018)
    Television (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew There are four coaches, who are all famous in the music industry. During the blind auditions these coaches will turn around in their chairs when they hear a performer they want in their team. If there are more coaches who want a performer, he or she gets to choose who they want as their coach. During the battles there will be two contestants from the same team up against eachother. The coach then has to choose one of them to get through to the live shows. Written by immevangorp

  • Being Mary Jane

    Being Mary Jane (2018)
    Television (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

  • Venom

    Venom (2018)
    Film (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects This plot is unknown.

  • Chasing: Atlanta

    Chasing: Atlanta (2017)
    Television (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department An entertaining yet informative, authentic approach to capturing the hidden individual and collective struggles of incredibly diverse personalities; young LGBT men-of-color in Atlanta, GA.

  • Go Mad and Mark

    Go Mad and Mark (2017)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department A southern blue collar construction worker has an encounter with a mysterious "being" that he and his family will never forget.

  • The Fear in You

    The Fear in You (2017)
    Film (Short) Director A strange phenomenon has occurred in Atlanta, GA where a mysterious figure manifests out of nowhere to haunt those that are refusing to face their fears at the peak of the moment. Charles is the first to experience this and seeks help. However, the psychologist comes up with a schizophrenic diagnosis for him and he doesn't believe it. After almost being killed by the fear, Charles admits he may have schizophrenia and takes whatever help and medication the psychologist is willing to offer. All is well until the psychologist has a run in with the figure when she chooses to avoid facing her own fears. Written by Chris Vance

  • Organized

    Organized (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer A former church goer returns to his home church after 5 years of absence. Despite leaving due to practices in extortion, hatred against the LGBT community, misconceptions of Halloween, and more, he hopes there has been change since the last time he stepped foot in the church. Written by Christopher Vance

  • Wistful

    Wistful (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A young women named Nora decides to pay her deranged mother a visit after years of separation. Nora regrets her past decisions and tries to find closure with her mother, Mrs. Montgomery, with hopes that the detachment between them will eventually pass over. 'Wistful' explores the emotional side of finding closure and common ground with those you truly care about. Regardless of their wrong doing it is never too late to ask for forgiveness, to forgive or to move on. Written by Kayla Sutton

  • Five Points

    Five Points (2016)
    Television (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Drama collides as five main characters battle between sex, relationships, and violence in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.

  • If I Should Die Before I Wake

    If I Should Die Before I Wake (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor Brian Edwards has his career, home life and reputation torn asunder as he surrenders to the advances of the teenage Christian Egan. The outcome of their affair nearly costs both of these characters their lives.

  • The True Art of Persuasion

    The True Art of Persuasion
    Film (Short) Writer An aspiring filmmaker tricks a producer into hearing his pitch by having him think he's just having a regular conversation with a stranger.

Awards

  • Best Audience Award for "Charlie" as Producer - Creative Mind Group at Sundance
    (2017)

Education

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