As a Finalist in ScreenCraft's 2022 Family Competition for Humbug and a Finalist in ScreenCraft's 2021 Animation competition for his TV Pilot The Chronicles of Willa Weasel & The Forest Incorporated, Chris is currently part of ScreenCraft's Development Program. Toiling away in the Far East, Chris is a family writer that explores the complexities of multicultural, multilingual parenthood/childhood. As a father of two, he wants to provide messages that are uplifting and empowering for both children and parents. After 20-plus years volunteering and working in Central America and Japan, Chris tends to view the western world with tinted lenses of equal parts nostalgia and cynicism.
2022 - Finalist in ScreenCraft's Family Competition for Humbug.
2021 - Finalist in ScreenCraft's Animation Competition for The Chronicles of Willa Weasel & The Forest Incorporated.
2017 - Winner of Nashville Film Festival Screenplay competition for the dark drama/thriller The Sand Reckoner.
2022 - Quaterfinalist in ScreenCraft's Family Feature competition for Humbug.
2021 - Academy Nicholl Fellowship - top 15% for The Sand Reckoner.
2020 - Austin Film Festival Second Rounder for The Sand Reckoner.
2019 - Academy Nicholl Fellowship - top 6%, 'The Next 100 scripts' for the feature script The Steel Farm.
2018 - Academy Nicholl Fellowship - top 15% for Cedar Valley.
2017 - Top 14 scripts in the Bahamas International Film Festival Screenwriters' Residency for The Sand Reckoner.
2016 - Top 14 scripts in the Bahamas International Film Festival Screenwriters' Residency for Cedar Valley.
2015 - Finalist in the WeScreenplay WeTV 1-hour TV pilot Mount Pleasant (a.k.a. Jake).
Screenwriter with dozens of 'recommend' and 'consider' ratings from script coverage for feature-length screenplays, 1-hour TV pilots, and an animated TV pilot.
A genre fence-hopper: writes 4-quandrant, TV and features, as well as edgy, dark drama and comedy features.
Education: Masters in applied linguistics, Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science.
Languages: English (native), Japanese (advanced), Spanish (intermediate), French (intermediate), Chinese (basic)
Writer at Out of Nothing Pictures; university lecturer in Fukuoka, Japan.
Originally from Ontario, Canada. Residences in Canada and Japan. Currently residing in Fukuoka, Japan.