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279 - Director Chris St. Croix - The Truth About Selling Your Movie To Streamers and Rising Above Your Demons

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In this conversant episode, we have a conversation with Director Chris St. Croix. We talk about his films 'In The Dark,' 'Shattered,' and 'Final,' the details behind the streaming wars, working with Quentin Tarantino, how to transition from one creative dream to another, overcoming demons, self-doubt, lack of education, and addiction, the realities of Indie Film distribution, and much more. Enjoy! 


More about Chris:



In the Dark (film)


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Born in New York to a Brooklyn business professor and a former nun from Pennsylvania. Raised in New Jersey, Europe, Boston, L.A., and now Nashville, TN. As a teen, I was hell-bent on filmmaking until music took over, landing me in Hollywood as a long-haired heavy metal singer. A storyteller, just louder. I paid the bills by working as an extra on sets with everyone from Tarantino to Zemeckis and soaked it all in. When music shot me back across the country to Nashville, by day I worked my way up the crew ladder to Assistant Director. When the rekindling of my childhood passion couldn't be ignored any longer, I wrote and directed the short comedy "Rocco & Vinnie." Since then, I've written, directed, and released, through Gravitas Ventures, two features and directed shorts, commercials, and music videos. My period supernatural thriller, "Final," is my latest short supernatural thriller. I have multiple finished screenplays and pilots ready to produce and am always looking for collaborators to make that happen.


Chris' Films:


  • Final (short thriller)


  • Midnight (short supernatural)


  • In The Dark (feature horror)


  • Dirty Little Secret 3D (short thriller)


  • Shattered (feature drama/thriller)


  • Rocco & Vinnie (short comedy)




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Ozark (tv series)

Black Mirror (tv series)

Stranger Things (tv series)

CODA (film)

WeCrashed (tv mini series)

Ryan Reynolds (actor)

George Clooney (actor)

Eddie Murphy (actor)

Pluto TV

Star Wars: A New Hope (film)

Quentin Tarantino (writer)

Pulp Fiction (film)

Forrest Gump (film)

Speed (film)

Lethal Weapon (film)

Melrose Place (tv series)

In Living Color (tv series)

Full House (tv series)

Quantum Leap (tv series)

Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor)

Total Recall (film)

Robert Mitchum (actor)

Tony Scott (screenwriter)

Steven Soderbergh (producer)

Gravitas Ventures film distributor

American Cinematographer

IMDb Pro

Steven Spielberg (director)

Script Notes podcast

The Movie Crypt podcast


Albums & Movies Chris would take on an island:

Shout at the Devil by Mötley Crüe

Alive! By Kiss

Listen Without Prejudice by George Michael

Rock & Rule (film)

Tony Scott (screenwriter)

The Last Boy Scout (film)

All the President’s Men (film)

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