1st Unit Director The Fall of Fujimori 2005 Sundance Film Festival Music Video Line Producer El Presidente /Turn This Thing Around
SHORT FILM BALANCE shown at REFEST JAPAN 2001 ONEDOTZERO JAPAN
DVD Director/Editor of Interview series with Japanese film directors from the 70s. Released
on DVD from the
American Cinematheque. Koji
Wakamatsu: GO, GO SECOND TIME VIRGIN and ECSTASY OF THE ANGELS (50
min.) Shot in a Tokyo reggae bar.Yasuharu
Hasebe: BLACK TIGHT KILLERS (22 min.). Shot in my local, old time
video store. A forgotten legend lost amongst the 'product'. Fukusaku
Kinji: IF YOU WERE YOUNG, RAGE, BLACKMAIL IS MY LIFE. Shot two months
before his passing. Budget: 500$ each
MUSIC VIDEO Aussie
DJ JET MORE Tokyo Tour Video. Cyberdelica
funky disco. Layered video of indoor and outdoor raves. Masses of Japanese
kids on acid. Bladerunner street scenes and backstage at Liquid Room. Budget: beer
Williams and Tokyo Free Verse Poets Live Event and interview for the release
of SLAM. Budget: free entry to event
Actor Director and Subtitling for English versions of Japanese television CMs for submission
to international contests like the Cannes Film Festival and the CLIO Awards.
CM PLANNER CM
planner for Japanese ad agencies writing original scripts and storyboards.
COMPUTER GAMES Voice
Actor Director for Japanese and English version of SonyPlaystation2 games.
Christian is a seasoned director/actor
primed to make his first feature film.
I've evolved beyond the realm of my
homeland. In my absence, I've have been freed from the dailies. Not
only do I not care about the latest gossip in town, I am unaware of
it. Indifference is even more detestable than hatred according to some.
I'm willing to make that sacrifice. But sometimes I say to myself
Motherfucker. Am I gonna end up like Bill Bixby?!
avid reader of the Japanese press and manga, Chris not only bilingual
With over 15 years of experience in Japan,
his sans terre to directing
has had many stops along the way as
a creative in manga, animation, film, television and computer games. Chris
started as a producer and story developer then moved into directing and
acting and continues to study acting and translate. While Chris has extensive
experience in production from serving as production manager/location coordinator
on top documentaries shot in Japan with overseas directors and crews,
his bailiwick is working with actors. He considers himself an actor's
director and is interested in character pieces and comedies.
would like to do for Tokyo what Woody Allen has done for Manhattan. In
his free time, Chris searches for a Post-It note - mind the trademark
- to the third eye of inspiration surfing the breaks of Japan and Bali.
Christian is a television and voice
actor director primed to make his first feature film.
makeable ($30,000 to $250,000) character pieces and comedies set in Tokyo
making use of creative talent from both Tokyo and the US/Australia.
Ultimate Recusant. Koji Wakamatsu (born in 1936) is Japan's most notorious
underground filmmaker, a combination of Godard, Gregg Araki, and Jesus
Franco. Producer of Oshima's IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES. Banned from travel
to the US for his documentary about the PLO shot in 1973. The power of
the student demonstrations in 1970 Japan set against the decadence of
today's pop culture. Interviews and film footage - Dir. Wakamatsu has
made all the films available to me - mixed in the present day locations.
Otakus on Otakus. Japanese Creators, their works and methods shaping
the 21st Century
dives into the world of Japan's otaku and pop culture
and exposes the artists' works and creative process in a behind-the-scenes,
making-off format through interviews with creators from various forms
of media and entertainment.
the organizations and individuals for whom Christian has served as director,
communicator and conduit over the last 15 years are: film directors Takashi Miike, Edward Yang, Ishii Sogo and Lloyd Kaufman, film distributors/producers Asmik-Ace, Nippon
End, Tohokushinsha, broadcasters Wowow,
Sport Asia, Fuji, NHK, TV Tokyo, Yomiuri TV, Channel 7 Sydney, BBC Radio, animation producers Southern Star Entertainment and Alexander Entertainment, game makers Sony
Computer Entertainment, Nintendo manga publishers/publishers Kodansha, Graphicsha, advertising companies Tugboat, Dentsu
Tec, Hakuhodo internet content providers Tokyopop.com, Linc
Media, Web Connection,
the Tokyo International Film Festival and U2 (yes! the band).