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Chris LaMont

Coordnr (ACD) + Clin Ast Profr
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Coordnr (ACD) + Clin Ast Profr
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography: 

Chris LaMont is an independent filmmaker who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and dreamed of being a filmmaker since fourth grade.

He has been a writer, director and producer on such independent film projects as The Best Movie Ever Made, Writer’s Block, Film Club, 14 Days in America, Netherbeast Incorporated, My Apocalypse, The GravesJustice ServedPostmarked and Rhea.

As a WGA screenwriter, his work with writing partner Joe Russo has led to such industry awards as a Top Ten Finalist in the 2015 Final Draft Big Break contest with their script Road Rage, named in 2016 as one of the “Top 100 New Writers in Hollywood” by the Tracking Board, two scripts named to the annual industry Hit List, and their scripts Soul Mates, The Red Pill, and The Last Will & Testament of Charles Abernathy were named to the Industry Hit List in three consecutive years (2016-18), the only screenwriters to do that in the list’s history.

 

Besides their optioned scripts, their feature screenplay The Au Pair Nightmare was shot and released on the Lifetime Network in Spring 2020 and their action-thriller script Hard Kill  starring Bruce Willis will be released theatrically and VOD in late 2020. He is currenly represented by The Gersh Agency and Fictional Entity Management.

 

He is also a founder of the Phoenix Film Festival and Phoenix Film Foundation, served as both Chairman of the Board and the President and currently serves as the President of the National Advisory Board. He also founded the Phoenix Film Society and the local chapter of the national filmmaker organization IFP – Phoenix (Independent Filmmaker Project).   He also co-founded the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival and the Arizona Student Film Festival.

He has taught at ASU in the newly-named New American Film School since 2004, produced hundreds of marketing, educational and promotional projects through his own freelance company, wrote Great Comedy Films: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Funny Movies and loves spending time writing bios of himself.

Education: 

B.A. Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance (Magna Cum Laude), Arizona State University

Videos
Trailer for 2020's "Hard Kill" - co-written by Chris LaMont
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 201Film: The Creative Process I
FMP 361Int Screenwriting
FMP 370Producing
FMP 484Internship
FMP 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 294Special Topics
FMP 405Film & TV: Pioneers, Practices
FMP 484Internship
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 405Film & TV: Pioneers, Practices
FMP 484Internship
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 201Film: The Creative Process I
FMP 294Special Topics
FMP 370Producing
FMP 380Film Production Crew
FMP 484Internship
FMP 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 405Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 294Special Topics
FMP 394Special Topics
THE 405Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484Internship
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 405Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 294Special Topics
FMP 300Focus on Film
FMP 380Film Production Crew
FMP 394Special Topics
THE 405Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484Internship
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 405Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
THP 484Internship
FMP 484Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMP 300Focus on Film
FMP 380Film Production Crew
THE 405Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484Internship
FMP 494Special Topics
THF 497Senior Project
FMP 499Individualized Instruction
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