Christina Beck: Director, Writer & Actress

Christina Beck 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, HOOKER #2 a short and CBBD project with filmmaker Beth Dewey. Christina has sat on the juries for The Feminist film festival, London, The USA film festival, Dallas and The South Eastern European film festival.

What do you love most about Your City?

The mountains, the seaside and the people! I grew up in LA and as much as I LOVE to travel, LA is my home.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Yogurt with raw almonds and gluten-free pancakes. Restaurants are tricky because we have so many wonderful places...Right now I spend a lot of time at Lenore’s in Studio City. It’s family owned vegetarian Mexican food. Yes, I’m a vegetarian.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Waking up with my sweet doggie, Normandie. Meditating then walking in the hood.

10:00 AM – Writing/editing and sometimes teaching.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

It all depends, Musso & Franks is great for the old Hollywood feel and I also like meetings at The Farmers market to keep it real.

7:00 PM -  Dinner at home.

11:00 PM – Sleepy time.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I don’t drink alcohol or coffee but I like decaf and I love tea with almond milk.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Not really into social media however, I like Instagram and I love following all of my friends along with Moby’s pictures of animals.

What should everyone try at least once?

Tap dancing! It’s much harder than it looks and it can’t help but make you smile.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

The movies of course!

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