Christopher Weekes

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Christopher Weekes
Born (1980-03-22) 22 March 1980 (age 39)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationDirector, Writer, Actor,
Years active2004–present

Christopher Weekes (born 22 March 1980) is an Australian film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter. He is best known for writing, directing and acting in the 2008 film Bitter & Twisted[1] and for topping the 2009 Hollywood Blacklist with his spec screenplay "The Muppet Man".[2]

Career[edit]

In 2008, Weekes wrote, directed, and acted in the feature Bitter & Twisted, which had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.[3] It won the Australian Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress[4] as well as being nominated for two Australian Film Institute Awards,[5] an Independent Film Award[6] and three MIFF awards.[7]

In 2009, it was announced that Weekes would be rewriting the screenplay Waterproof for Legendary Pictures and director Kevin Lima.[8]

Also in 2009, his spec screenplay "The Muppet Man",[9] about the life and death of Jim Henson, topped the Hollywood Blacklist.[10] It is currently in development with Walt Disney Pictures and The Jim Henson Company.[11]

In 2011, it was announced that Weekes would be writing "Ponzi's Scheme",[12] based on the book of the same name by Mitchell Zuckoff, for director Miloš Forman.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Director[edit]

Writer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bitter & Twisted on IMDB"
  2. ^ Silverman, Billy (11 December 2009). "Christopher Weekes' "The Muppet Man" Tops The Black List". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Film Guide Archive | Bitter & Twisted". TribecaFilm.com. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-26. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Film Critics Circle of Australia". Fcca.com.au. Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "IF Award nominations announced". If.com.au. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  7. ^ "MIFF Film Festival Awards 2012 - Milano". Miff.it. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  8. ^ Graser, Marc (12 August 2009). "'Waterproof' gets rewrite - Entertainment News, Film News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  9. ^ The Muppet Man (2013) - IMDb
  10. ^ Finke, Nikki. "The Black List 2009: Full Roster". Deadline.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  11. ^ Masters, Kim (20 October 2011). "Kermit as Mogul, Farting Fozzie Bear: How Disney's Muppets Movie Has Purists Rattled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  12. ^ Ponzi's Scheme (2012) - IMDb
  13. ^ Cox, Gordon (27 April 2011). "'Ponzi's' scheme afoot - Entertainment News, Film News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 26 July 2012.