Christopher Pickhardt was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and has been acting for fourteen years in both theatre and film projects in NYC, NJ and PA. Pickhardt studied acting at the New School in New York City, William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ and at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts in Bloomfield, NJ.
Since childhood, Pickhardt has been in love with film; immersing himself in it as much as possible. In college he studied filmmaking and began producing short films including collaborative endeavors with other aspiring filmmakers. "Down That Road and Back" was Christopher's first major collaborative film experience, both as actor and co-producer. "Down That Road" was a passion project of Director Christopher Sendrowski: a close friend of Pickhardt and alumni of The School of Visual Arts in NYC. This intensive collaborative experience set the pace for what was ahead in the coming years.
In 2005, Pickhardt began producing films for Crazy Elk Production Studios - a full service film production company located in the shadow of New York City. In 2007, production on a low-budget, feature length independent film entitled “Fight the Panda Syndicate” (FTPS) began, which was filmed throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. To date, “FTPS” has involved artistic contributions from over four-hundred different individuals from eight different states and further, has been featured in both the NJ Bergen Record and in a segment on My9's Real Talk.
Pickhardt through Crazy Elk Productions and his own company Final Word Entertainment (founded in 2007) has several feature length projects in development for 2013 and beyond. When Christopher is not acting or writing he can be found as a freelance cameraman shooting film, documentaries, sporting events, commercials and interviews.
Unique traits: I can speak Portuguese / I can grow incredible facial hair
William Paterson University of New Jersey
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts