Bio

CHRISTINA BECK

Award winning director, writer, actress, Christina began her career as a teenager acting in such cult films as Suburbia, Boys next door and Dudes all directed by Penelope Spheeris.

She then went on to New York City and studied at Playwright’s Horizons. Forming her own theatre Co. POW productions Christina wrote, produced and starred in From the Heart premiering at the Samuel Beckett Theatre along with several other off Broadway plays.

 

After writing, directing and acting in numerous Los Angeles theatre productions Christina wrote and starred in her first short film, Disco Man. Also starring Alan Gelfant (Next stop wonderland) and Annette Murphy (Star Maps). Then went on to make the black and white noir comedy, Blow Me, which screened in The New York underground, The Chicago underground and The Seattle underground film festivals.

Christina was  one of the few women accepted into Fox Searchlight’s new director’s program, Search lab where she directed, wrote and starred in the short film version of her feature film script, Slice which screened in Cannes.

 

The American Cinematheque screened her short, So hot for you in the Focus on Females directors program along with Miranda July, Sofia Coppola and Andrea Arnold’s early work. Christina’s The Ophelia project can be seen on Youtube and her short, LONE also starring Pat Healy screened at The Ballston Spa film festival, NY.

Christina is featured in Media Directions UK, Female Filmmaking Success issue and is also featured in Flaunt magazine’s Big Picture column about her feature film debut, PERFECTION.

Slice the feature screenplay now titled, PERFECTION was one of five contenders for the IFP Best screenplay award and the project was a part of the IFP market, selected for the IFP rough cut labs in New York, winner of The Adrienne Shelly female directing grant and chosen to be IFP’s “Spotlight Screening” of the year sponsored by Time Warner and SAG indie.

Christina is currently on the festival circuit with PERFECTION where she just won Best Actor and Best Narrative feature at The Oxford film festival, screened in the San Francisco International Women’s film festival, the USA film festival in Dallas, Texas, The Rio cinema, London, The Quad cinema, NYC and Laemmle’s Santa Monica, CA.

Christina’s upcoming projects include, EXPECTING GRACE a dark romantic comedy that shoots in France and the macabre sex comedy, DIG ME shooting in Los Angeles.

 

 

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