Joseph Christiana Bio

Joseph Christiana, producer and founder of Christiana Productions, is a New
York-based independent/underground/guerilla filmmaker. He has produced
micro-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 co-host on the popular Horror
review Podcast, The Horror Jungle. He is a contributor to Moving Pictures
Magazine where his articles are featured. His short stories have appeared in
various online publications and his screenplays have placed highly in various
competitions. Additionally, his oil paintings are currently represented and sold
through Gallerytoday.com. Collaborators include producer (and brother)
Anthony Christiana, cinematographer  William Bourassa Jr., playwright Joseph
Taverney, and musicians Laurent Rochelle (Linoleum Records of France),
Mike Kamoo (of Earthling Records, San Diego) and Ron Muga of the NY indie
rock band NoCo.    

He is currently writing a high-concept, low budget horror film script while
simultaneously promoting MOTEL AMERICANA: Vol. II, a feature length
collection of short films.

Selected Projects

ATAVUS FALLS - CURRENT SCRIPT
In option agreement with Marty Katz Productions

MOTEL AMERICANA Vol II - Current Project
Co-Writer/Director Feature Film
WINNER BEST NJ FEATURE FILM, GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection Newfilmmakers NYC, March 2, 2010
Official Selection Garden State Film Festival, March 25, 2010
Featured on iThentic, Web Series of The Week January 2012
Featured on Web Series Channel, January 2012

THE NIGHTMARE – Current Project
Writer/Director, Short Film
Official Selection Montreal Underground Film Festival 2010
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 April
2010

CAGED - 2006
Writer/Director, Feature Film
Winner Best Feature at Indie Film Gathering
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).

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

THE DOUBLE - 2009
Co-Writer/Director, Short Film
Official Selection Coney Island Film Festival, October 2009

MOTEL MAGAZINE ARTICLE - 2010
Article about Movie Motels for Moving Pictures Magazine. To be published in
Spring Issue.

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

THE KNEE - 2008
Writer/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
Co-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

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.