Christina Beck began her career as a teenager acting in such cult films as Suburbia, Boys Next Door and Dudes all directed by Penelope Spheeris. 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 which screened in Cannes.
The American Cinematheque screened her short, So Hot For You in the Focus on Females directors program along with Miranda July, Sofia Coppola and Andrea Arnold’s early work.
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.
Beck was featured in Media Directions UK, Female Filmmaking Success issue and Flaunt Magazine’ s Big Picture column about her feature debut, Perfection.
Christina ran the festival circuit with Perfection where she won Best Actor and Best Narrative feature at The Oxford film festival, 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, will have it’s New York premiere at The Quad cinema in September 2013 and Los Angeles premiere at The Laemmle’ s Monica 4plex October 2013.
Christina’s feature screenplay Expecting Grace a dark romantic comedy set in France was short listed for The Sundance labs 2015. Her other upcoming projects include, Swing Your Partner a 1/2 comedy and Butterscotch a feature film set in the UK.
Winning Project: Perfection
Expecting Grace teaser: