Chris was the recipient of the 2015 Independent Spirit Piaget Producing Award and was previously a Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow, as well as an alum of Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Narrative Lab Program and the Rotterdam Labs.
He is a Partner and the Head of Production at REVELATOR, a commercial production company that has created dozens of award-winning projects for both television and the web, for clients such as Samsung, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Google, Dun & Bradstreet and many more.
Currently, Chris is producing Travis Mathews’ new feature film, DISCREET and Noël Wells directorial debut, BURY THE CAT (both films are currently in post-production).
Chris most recently produced KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER, a film that had its World Premiere as part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film went on to screen at sold out venues at more than 60 festivals and markets around the world, including the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, SXSW, Karlovy Vary, San Francisco, Sydney, and many, many others. Along the way, the film received a slew of awards, including a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score at Sundance, a Best Director Award at the 2014 Fantasia International Film Festival, a Screenwriting Award at the 2014 Nantucket Film Festival, and Audience Awards at both the Las Palmas (Spain) Film Festival and Little Rock Film Festival. The film was acquired by Amplify Releasing, released in more than 80 countries in 2015 and was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for both Director (David Zellner) and Actress (Rinko Kikuchi).
In 2014, Chris also produced Matt Muir’s 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 premiered in the narrative competition at SXSW and was acquired by IFC Films.
Chris was a Co-Producer on Bryan Poyser’s LOVERS OF HATE, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, and served as an Executive Producer on GOOD NIGHT, starring Adriene Mishler, Jonny Mars and Alex Karpovsky, while Executive Producing the THE HAPPY POET, which screened at more than 50 domestic and international festivals, including the 67th Venice Film Festival, winning critical praise from publications including Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times.
photo by Sarah Frankie Linder