Christina Marie is a multiple award winning Writer, Producer, Director, and Actress with over 30 years experience in the entertainment business. She obtained her Theater Arts degree from Sacramento State with a Minor in Music. After working on the stage for several professional theaters, she converted to film with “Man on the Moon”, working alongside Jim Carey and Courtney Love.
Christina’s Writing/Directing/Producing experience includes developing 12 Features for her project, INDIEWOOD, a planned community development based on the needs of the Creative Class and the Indie Film Industry; and the execution of “Dance of the Marionettes” and “THE DARK”. Christina has also produced several shorts, commercials, & live events at Arco Arena, Oakland Coliseum, and Westfield Plaza.
Her Non-profit, Capitol INDIE Collective, Inc, served the community by making Entrepreneurs out of Artists. Capitol INDIE nested a portion of the Mayor’s initiative “For Arts’ Sake” by creating and distributing the NorCal Film Festival Guide, strengthening Film Festivals through her publication, INDIEblush Magazine.
Other projects proposed for the Sacramento Unified School district include “The INDIEWOODbus”, a Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead project; and INDIEhäus, a live/work/play space for Creatives.
Christina continues to work with government offices in an effort to bring more sustainability to Independent Film making in Northern CA.
She supports the community with projects like creating a short documentary for a Federal Grant application securing Millions of Federal dollars to repair the Sacramento Water Treatment Plant. She offers non-profits her services at a reduced rate and she participates with local initiatives while mentoring artists into small businesses.
Christina won “Transformational Leader of the Year” in the category of Independent Film from T2 Communications in 2011; was listed as one of five, “Entrepreneurs to Watch” in Sacramento News and Review (April 2012); and was highlighted as one of three Producers worldwide at the American Film Market in Santa Monica in 2013 for her accomplishment of setting the film making record of “Fastest Shot Feature” with her Paranormal movie: THE DARK (shot in 58 hours, beating Roger Corman’s record from 1960 with shooting “Little Shop of Horrors” in 72 hours).