Christina Kallas

Christina Kallas is the New York-based writer-director of critically acclaimed ensemble dramas The Rainbow Experiment and 42 Seconds of Happiness and the writer of the John Hurt-starring, Golden Berlin Bear-nominated political thriller The Commissioner. Her prior credits include BBC Films’ hooligan drama, I.D., Toronto and Berlin selection hybrid narrative-doc Mothers, and European TV series hits, Edel & Starck and Danni Lowinski. Kallas is also known as author of books such as Creative Screenwriting: Understanding Emotional Structure and Inside the Writers’ Room. She was the President of the FSE, the European equivalent of the Writers Guild of America, for eight years and 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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“Real is a Thing That Happens to You”

By Christina Kallas | March 15, 2021

“Real is a Thing That Happens to You”

Filmmaker Christina Kallas talks with her friend and former student Alexander Nanau, director of the double Oscar nominee Collective.

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.