Christina began her career as a punk rock teenager acting in such cult films as Suburbia, Boys next door and Dudes all directed by Penelope Spheeris.
She then went on to New York City and studied at Playwright’s Horizons forming an all-female theatre co. POW (Power of Women) productions. After writing, directing and acting in numerous Los Angeles theatre productions Christina wrote and starred in her first short film, Disco Man. Then went on to make the black and white noir comedy, Blow Me, which screened in The New York underground, The Chicago underground and The Seattle underground film festivals.
Christina was one of the few women accepted into Fox Searchlight’s new director’s program, Search lab where she directed, wrote and starred in the short film version of her feature film script, Slice.
Slice the feature screenplay now titled, PERFECTION was one of five contenders for the IFP Best screenplay award and the project was a part of the IFP market, selected for the IFP rough cut labs in New York, winner of The Adrienne Shelly female directing grant and chosen to be IFP’s “Spotlight Screening” of the year sponsored by Time Warner and SAG indie.
Upcoming projects include, EXPECTING GRACE a dark romantic comedy set in Marseilles, France and HOOKER #2 a short also starring Bernard Rose and Jonathan Brugh. Christina has sat on the juries for The Feminist film festival, London, The USA film festival, Dallas and The South Eastern European film festival.www.christinabeck.com