In 2017, Chris produced MR. ROOSEVELT, which premiered in March at the SXSW Film Festival, where it won an audience award, as well as the Louis Black Lone Star Award. The film also won the Founders Prize for Best US Fiction Film at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. Chris also produced DISCREET, written and directed by Travis Mathews, a film that world premiered at the 67th Berlinale and has sold to multiple countries around the world and will be distributed theatrically in 2018. Currently in post-production, Chris produced the Zellner Bros’ DAMSEL, starring Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson, which is eyeing a 2018 release as well.
Chris is a partner at REVELATOR, a creative production company that has created dozens of award-winning campaigns for both television and the web, for clients such as Capital One, Pandora, Samsung, IBM, Dell, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Dun & Bradstreet and many, many more.
In 2015, Chris received the Piaget Producers Award from the Independent Spirit Awards, honoring a producer who demonstrates the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.
Previously, Chris produced KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER, released in more than 80 countries and nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for both Director (David Zellner) and Actress (Rinko Kikuchi), the film won numerous awards all over the world. In 2014, Chris produced THANK YOU A LOT, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and was released by Gravitas Ventures. In 2009, he produced John Bryant’s’ THE OVERBROOK BROTHERS, which also premiered at SXSW in the narrative competition and was acquired by IFC Films. Chris was a co-producer on LOVERS OF HATE, a 2010 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Competition film, and was an executive producer on both GOOD NIGHT and the critically acclaimed THE HAPPY POET.
He was previously a Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow, as well as an alum of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Narrative Lab Program and the Rotterdam Labs. Chris has lectured at the University of Texas at Austin and has been a mentor and speaker for the IFP Filmmaker Labs and the SXSW Film Festival and Conference.