Joseph Christiana

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Joseph Christiana, producer and founder of Christiana Productions, is a self-taught New York-based guerrilla writer/director. He has produced no-budget feature and short films which have been received enthusiastically at various film festivals, on indie film websites and on short film cable television shows. Recently, he is a contributor to Moving Pictures Magazine where his articles are featured. His short stories have appeared in various online publications. His oil paintings are currently represented on gallerytoday.com. His screenplays have placed highly in various competitions. Collaborators include producer (and brother) Anthony Christiana, cinematographer William Bourassa Jr., playwright Joseph Taverney, and musicians Mike Kamoo (of Earthling Records) and Ron Muga of the indie rock band Noco.
He is currently writing a high-concept, low budget horror film while simultaneously promoting MOTEL AMERICANA, a feature length collection of short films.

Selected Projects

MOTEL AMERICANA Vol II
Director Feature Film
Official Selection Newfilmmakers NYC, March 2010

THE NIGHTMARE
Director, Short Film
Official Selection Washington DC Spooky Movie Film Festival, October 2009
Official Selection Newfilmmakers NYC, March 2010
Scheduled to screen on Sprockets and Splices Indie Film Cable Program

MAKE-UP
Director, Short Film
Featured at the SAG Actors foundation Screening Series at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC, October 2009

THE DOUBLE
Official Selection Coney Island Film Festival, October 2009

MOTEL MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Article about Movie Motels for Moving Pictures Magazine. To be published in Spring Issue, 2009.

GODARD MAGAZINE ARTICLE - 2008
Article about Jean Lu Godard for Moving Pictures Magazine. Published in Cannes Issue, Spring 2008.

THE KNEE - 2008
Director, Short Film
Official Selection NewFilmakers Series, October 2008

FAMOUS – 2008
Writer/Director, Experimental Short Documentary
Official Selection Hoboken Int'l Film Festival, May 2008
Official Selection NewFilmakers Series, March 2008

THE DYING LIGHT - 2007
Writer/Director, Feature Film
Official Selection The Teaneck Int'l Film Festival 2006
Distributed by Straightaway Movies and IndieFlix
Soon to be available on Netflix

THE PAINTING - 2007
Short Story Featured in LitVision Magazine and Writer’s Eye Magazine

CAGED - 2005
Writer/Director, Feature Film
Completed, unreleased.
Screenplay, semifinalist in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Screenplay
competition (top 60 out of 2200)
Screenplay, semifinalist in Writemovies.com Screenplay Competition
(top 75 out of 1500).

THE WAY YOU CHEW - 2004
Writer/Director, Short Film
Official Selection San Francisco Short Film Festival 2005
Official Selection Chicago Short Film Festival 2005
Official Selection Seattle True Independent Film Festival 2005
Official Selection Zeitgeist Short Film Festival 2005

SHAMAN - 2003
Writer/Director, Short film
Official selection San Diego International Film Festival
Official selection Toronto Super-8 Film Festival
Local Cult favorite in Ocean Beach San Diego, renting on a daily basis
out of local video store.
Filmmaker spotlight awarded in The Beacon, December 2002

BOUND BY GUILT - 2006
Unproduced Screenplay, semifinalist in Expo6 Screenplay Competition

CAPTAIN QUIXOTE - 2005
Unproduced Screenplay, semifinalist in Austin Film Festival Int'l
Screenplay Competition

BLESSED ARE THOSE - 2002
Writer/Director, Short Film
Screened on Manhattan Cable's Show Your Shorts Television Program,
September 2001
Official selection Alwaysi.com International Film Festival (four out of five
stars). Filmmaker spotlight awarded to Mr. Christiana on the website.

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Following

  1. William Bourassa Jr