Christina Kallas

Screenwriter

Christina Kallas is the writer-director of the critically-acclaimed ensemble dramas, THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT and 42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS. Currently screening at multiple film festivals around the world, THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT takes Kallas' unique brand of playing with time, perception, and the collective protagonist, utilizing multiple screens at times - to another level. The film debuted at the Slamdance Film Festival 2018, and has followed with screenings at Cinequest, Cleveland, Ashland, the DC IFF, the Garden State Film Fest (Best Alternative Feature Award). and Harlem IFF (Opening Film, Audience Award). It had its international premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival 2018. In 2016, Kallas scored on the film festival circuit with her award-winning feature, 42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS. Prior credits include the John Hurt-starring political thriller, THE COMMISSIONER; BBC Films and Polygram’s hooligan drama, I.D.; Toronto and Berlin selection hybrid narrative/doc MOTHERS; and European TV series hit, Danni Lowinski. Kallas is also known as celebrated author of books including Creative Screenwriting: Understanding Emotional Structure and Inside the Writers’ Room. She was the President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) for eight consecutive years and was honored for her outstanding contribution to the international writers’ community. Kallas is represented by Zero Gravity Management’s Marc Manus.

Christina Kallas is Adjunct Professor in the School of the Arts Film Division at Columbia University, USA, and also teaches at the New School in New York. A producer and writer, she has been the President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe since 2006, and is the founder of the Writers Improv Studio in New York.