Award-winning, writer, director, actress Christina began her career acting in such cult films as Suburbia, Boys next door and Dudes. She was one of three women accepted into Fox Searchlights new director s program, her IFP nominated Best screenplay, debut feature, PERFECTION was part of their rough-cut labs, Independent film week and winner of The Adrienne Shelly female directing award.
PERFECTION screened at The Oxford film festival where Christina won Best Actor and Best Narrative feature and also screened in the San Francisco International Women’s film festival, the USA film festival in Dallas, Texas, The Egyptian theatre in Hollywood, CA, premiered at the RIO cinema London, The Quad cinema, New York and screened at The Laemmle’ s Monica 4plex in Santa Monica, CA.
Christina has sat on the juries for the London feminist film festival, the Eastern European film festival, the 100 word film festival, NC and has served head of the jury at the USA film festival, Dallas.
Her upcoming projects include, EXPECTING GRACE set in Marseilles France, her short, HOOKER #2 and the punk rock pilot, POSEUR. Christina has lectured at The New York film academy, The Met School, London, Harvard Westlake, Cal State Fullerton and is an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in the film and television department.
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Female Directing Grant | Adrienne Shelly Foundation (professional)
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a simple yet critical mission: Supporting Women Filmmakers. The Adrienne Shelly Foundation is dedicated in loving memory to the uniquely gifted actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, whose highly accomplished life was tragically cut short November 1, 2006. Award: 500K
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Interview with Christina Beck
Christina Beck, who directs as well as stars, sets a tone so gritty you may want a shower when it’s over. The cutting scenes are rough and bloody. It’s uncomfortably real, but that authenticity makes it a great film.
In this week’s in production column, we speak with writer/director/actress Christina Beck about her Adrienne Shelly grant-winning film “Perfection,” about the difficulties of moving to image-obsessed southern California.