The Sci Fi Channel awarded Chris the “Future of Film” award along with a grant to make more. The Sci Fi Channel also aired his award winning short film SKINS, which The Museum of Television and Radio in New York archived as an “Important Short Film.” He has screened and spoken at various prestigious festivals including Slamdance, HBO’S US Comedy Arts festival, and at Comic-Con in San Diego.
His first DVD compilation, Myopic Visions, is available now nationwide. The DVD includes all of his short films along with his interviews with the SCI FI Channel and many extras.
Chris’ first feature, the horror film ASYLUM will be out in 2013 from After Dark films and Lionsgate.
His eclectic film style has been influenced by his favorite artists, including Monty Python, Tim Burton, Igmar Bergman, Terry Gilliam, and Billy Wilder.
Now also an author, his book Pacify Me: A Handbook for the Freaked Out New Dad is out now from Simon and Schuster. It tells of the harrowing tale of a guy overcoming his fear of actually procreating and offers helpful advice for freaked out new dads everywhere.
As a comic, Chris has played all over the country, from a beautiful Marriott in Hawaii to a beautiful Roadhouse in Ohio. He is also a regular on LA’s alternative comedy circuit and has performed at: Melrose and Las Vegas Improv, Comedy Store, Ice House, Laugh Factory, Catch a Rising Star, and some of the better Funny Bones.
Chris is also the co-founder of comedyfilmnerds.com with Graham Elwood. The site features a podcast with over 1.5 million total downloads in less than three years, and features comedians and filmmakers talking about film. There is also a full online retail arm which features books, CDs, DVDs, and digitally distributed films. Also launched in 2012 was the book The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies.
Chris is also one of the founders of the Los Angeles Podcast Festival which debuted in 2012.