Breaking Through the Obstacles to Your Breakout Feature Film

Breaking through the obstacles to your

BREAKOUT  (FEATURE)  FILM

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meet the instructor

Christopher Folkens

Emmy nominated director & Filmmaker

 

 
 

ABOUT

FOLKENS IS AN AWARD WINNING AND EMMY-NOMINATED FILMMAKER.  

Currently in production on his feature debut "CATALYST", folkens also DIRECTS AND EDITS ON-AIR AND IN-CINEMA PROMOS FOR A VARIETY OF CLIENTS INCLUDING DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP -- WORKING WITH A BROAD ARRAY OF A-LIST TALENT, FROM ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE VIOLA DAVIS, TO WORLD RENOWNED HOST RYAN SEACREST, TO LEADING LADIES' KERRY WASHINGTON AND ELLEN POMPEO, AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SHONDA RHIMES.  HE ALSO DIRECTS MUSIC VIDEOS FOR MULTI-PLATINUM ARTISTS.

FOLKENS UTILIZES A UNIQUE STYLE AND CREATIVE VISION THAT IS CONSISTENTLY APPARENT IN ALL OF HIS CREATIVE WORKS. DRAWING ON HIS BACKGROUND AS A MUSICIAN, FOLKENS OFTEN USES MUSIC TO INFLUENCE HIS VISUAL STYLE, PACING, AND TECHNIQUE. WITH EVERY PROJECT, HIS GOAL IS TO: “IMPACT MY AUDIENCE THROUGH DRAMATIC, COMPELLING, AND CINEMATIC EXPERIENCES.” 

FOLKENS LIVES AND WORKS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD, CA.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I was going to wait until the end of my life to do this film. I just never thought I could actually live this dream. Chris’ approach totally opened up new possibilities for me both through the course and your personal coaching! Thank you!
— Candace Bellamy (director, "HEALER"; artist/musician; physician)
 
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Chris is the real deal. He is a living example of the work he teaches. Thank you for standing for my highest possibility!

Chris got me following my passion and helped me breakthrough a lot of my own baggage in the process.
— Maz Makhani (Cinematographer: "ICE" (Dir. Antoine Fuqua); www.mazmakhani.com
 
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