A little bit of everything, to be honest. My only major note is that I prefer projects to have a rather hopeful vantage point of life.
Anything too niche. I want stories, worlds, and characters that are written in such a way that they're accessible to almost anyone. I also don’t want anything too out there or esoteric for the common viewer.
Chris Sarfin showed an interest in filmmaking at a very young age, using a toy projector to illustrate images of his talking animal characters against the living room wall. Growing up on Long Island, Chris wanted to be an illustrator or animator, but as a teenager, Chris took a liking to live action, using his dad's old tape recorder to create shorts and a feature film with his friends and family.
Chris went to Hofstra University where he earned his BA in Film Studies & Production. During this time, he continued making shorts, many of which often had an “uplifting" tone to them.
Two weeks after graduating, Chris moved to Los Angeles and began working for Paramount Pictures. During those few years, Chris got a crash course into all things Hollywood, learning the various aspects of filmmaking from development, production, marketing, publicity, and everything in between. He also had the opportunity to work and meet various reputable filmmakers and talent within the industry.
He then went on to work six years working in development at Zadan/Meron Productions under producers Neil Meron and the late Craig Zadan. Zadan/Meron is famous for producing numerous projects including CHICAGO, HAIRSPRAY, FOOTLOOSE, and all the recent live shows for NBC such as “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” and “Annie Live!” While working there, Chris got the chance to help develop and work on various features, tv shows, live shows, Broadway shows, limited series, tv movies, and more.
At the moment, Chris is focusing his energy on his own independent projects. He is looking for talented writers that can not only write, but also bring positive energy. He is a firm believer in unique storytelling, stunning visual aesthetics, and strong, positive themes in his work.
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