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Christopher Macken is an award-winning writer/director from Massachusetts and Emerson College graduate, currently residing in Los Angeles, CA.


Christopher’s latest short film FOR THE SAFETY OF THEO finished it’s very successful festival run in early 2024, having screened at the Oscar-Qualifying Hollyshorts Festival and premiering at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. It was featured, and is now streaming, on Short of The Week and Film Shortage


Christopher co-produced Charlie Day’s feature film FOOL’S PARADISE, now streaming on Hulu, and co-created/executive produced THE GAMER AND THE MOUTH, a video game/stand-up comedy special, with a theatrical release at Cinemark Theatres nationwide in late 2023. 


Christopher's work has been recognized by industry leaders and peers alike. Here are just a few of his recent awards and accolades:


-Featured Short, SHORT OF THE WEEK, 2023

-Featured Short, FILM SHORTAGE, 2023

-Official Selection, HOLLYSHORTS, 2023

-Official Selection, DANCES WITH FILMS, 2023

-Nominated, Best Editing, FILMQUEST, 2023

-Nominated, Best Score, SMODCASTLE FF, 2023

-Official Selection, HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FF, 2023

-Official Selection, TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL, 2023

-Official Selection, OFFLINE FILM FESTIVAL, 2023

-Winner, Short of the Year, LOS ANGELES CINEFEST, 2017

-Official Selection, PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL, 2017

-Featured Short, FUNNY OR DIE, 2017

-Nominated, Best Director, BLACKBIRD FF, 2015

-Nominated, Best Short, BLACKBIRD FF, 2015

-Nominated, Best Story, BLACKBIRD FF, 2015

-Nominated, Short of the Month, TMFF, 2015

-Nominated, Best Cinematography, EVVY AWARDS, 2014

-Official Selection, BOSTON FILM FESTIVAL, 2013


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