Christina Kallas

Christina Kallas is a transnational New York-based feature writer and director. She is best known for the critically acclaimed ensemble dramas The Rainbow Experiment and 42 Seconds of Happiness, and for the John Hurt-starring, Golden Berlin Bear-nominated political thriller The Commissioner. Released worldwide by Gravitas Ventures, The Rainbow Experiment debuted at the Slamdance Film Festival and 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 as a writer/producer include BBC Films and Polygram’s hooligan drama, I.D.; Toronto and Berlin selection hybrid narrative/doc Mothers; and European TV series hits, Danni Lowinski and Edel & Starck. She is also known as author of books such as Creative Screenwriting: Understanding Emotional Structure and Inside the Writers’ Room: Conversations with American TV Writers. She was the President of the FSE, the European equivalent of the Writers Guild of America, for eight consecutive years. Kallas is a member of the European Film Academy, the German Film Academy and of the New York chapter of Film Fatales.

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Harlem Blues: Remembering Sam Hargress Jr.

By Christina Kallas | April 17, 2020

Harlem Blues: Remembering Sam Hargress Jr.

Filmmaker Christina Kallas on the loss of a New York City jazz legend, and her upcoming film which he inspired.