Christopher Weekes

Writer/Director

Christopher Weekes is an actor, writer and director who trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and NIDA. Chris made his feature debut when he wrote, directed and starred in Bitter and Twisted with Noni Hazlehurst, Leanna Walsman and Gary Sweet. The film had its US premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for an IF Award, two AFIs and two Film Critics Circle Awards.

In 2009, Chris’ spec script The Muppet Man, about the life of Jim Henson, topped the Hollywood Black List. He has several other film projects in development including Ponzi’s Scheme, a film adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff’s book about the life of Charles Ponzi; an Italian immigrant who comes to America in search of the American Dream, only to stumble across the scam of the century; and the feature film Pest Control, supported through Screen Australia’s Springboard Program. Chris has recently completed post-production on Martha the Monster, a short film which he wrote and directed, produced by Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin.

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