Award winning director, writer, actress, Christina Beck began her career as a teenager acting in Rolling Stone’s #3 “Top Punk Rock Movies of all time” SUBURBIA along with Boys next door and Dudes all directed by Penelope Spheeris.
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.
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.
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 ran the festival circuit with PERFECTION where she 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.
Upcoming projects include, EXPECTING GRACE a dark romantic comedy set in Marseilles France and HOOKER #2 featuring British director, Bernard Rose and New Zealand’s, Jonathan Brugh.