In 2015, Chris received the Piaget Producers Award from the Independent Spirit Awards, honoring an emerging producer who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrates the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. He 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 the Zellner Bros new film DAMSEL, Travis Mathews’ film, DISCREET, and Noël Wells directorial debut, BURY THE CAT (all films are currently in post-production).
Chris most recently produced KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER. Acquired by Amplify Releasing and released in more than 80 countries, the film 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 Sean Gallagher's GOOD NIGHT and Paul Gordon's THE HAPPY POET, which screened at more than 50 domestic and international festivals worldwide.
photo by Sarah Frankie Linder