Christian
Contreras

Actor and Writer

Christian is an actor, screenwriter and playwright chosen for the Royal Court Theatre’s Critical Mass Program.

He has a BA in English from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and BA (Hons) in Acting from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Christian has recently adapted LAbyrinth, the cult-hit book by journalist Randall Sullivan which follows the police investigation into the murders of the rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The feature shot in 2016 starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker.

He is developing Film and TV in the UK and US. In 2015 he sold his film pitch Principia to Warner Bros for the highest ever payment by Warner Bros to an unproduced writer and he is working on two original commissions for Warner Brothers and David Goyer.

CV

Film

Writer 

New film

Universal
Director David S Goyer

Feature about the last Swiss guard.

Warner Brothers
In development
Director Babak Anvari

Based on the true stories of female freedom fighters during the Syrian crisis zones. 

Black Bear Pictures/ Two & Two Pictures
In Development
Producer Miriam Segal
Director Brad Furman
Starring
  • Johnny Depp
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Adaptation of Randall Sullivan's book about the intrigue around the murders of Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur
    Good Films
    Producer David Goyer

    A high-concept historical thriller involving Isaac Newton and the hunt for a notorious criminal. 

    Warner Bros.
    In Development
    Producer Lex Lutzus
    Neon Park Films
    In development
    Creator Siri Hustvedt
    Producer Miriam Segal

    Film adaptation of the best-selling novel

    George Films
    In development
    Tremane Brooks 
    Director Rob Cohen
    Parkside Pictures
    Lee Palmer 
    Director Brad Furman
    Good Films
    Psychiatrist 
    Director Oliver Stone
    Sacha Inc.
    Javier 
    Director Jon Drever
    The Fyzz Facility Film Five Ltd
    Ramos 
    Director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
    Scott Free Productions
    Security Guard 
    Director Kathryn Bigelow
    Zero Dark Thirty Productions
    The Medic 
    Producer High Command Productions
    Director Marc Forster
    Pete 
    Producer NU Image Films
    Director Tibor Takacs
    The Man 
    Director Gabriel Bisset-Smith
    Freddie 
    Director Gabriel Bisset-Smith
    Antonius 
    Director Yann Samuel
    Good Films
    1021 
    Director Reverge Anselmo
    Buena Vista Films
    Thomas 
    Director Scott Stoddard
    Jeff Romero 
    Director Armando Iannucci
    Writer Optimum
    US Marshall William Juarez 
    Director Declan O'Brien
    20th Century Fox
    Michael 
    Director William Steel
    A-Rapture Production Ltd

    Television

    Samuel 
    Director Rob Savage
    AMC
    Ben Torres 
    Director Paul Andrew Williams
    ITV
    Lt. Worthington 
    Director Peter Horton
    NBC
    Robert Hardy 
    Director Hugo Blick
    BBC
    Clayton Lonetree 
    Director Various
    ABC
    Andy Faraday 
    Director Syd McCarthy
    BBC
    Guy 
    Director Brian Percival
    BBC

    Writer & Creator 

    Atlas
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
    Producer Luke Alkin
    Director Simon Curtis

    Thriller set on a US military base in the UK during the First Gulf War. 

    In development

    Writer 

    Food
    1 x 30'
    Director Jonathan Van Tulleken
    Starring
  • Roger Allam
  • Togo Igawa
  • Paterson Joseph
  • Nav Sidhu
  • Original drama as part of the Channel 4 'Coming Up' strand

    Touchpaper for Channel 4

    Theatre

    Writer 

    Harcourt 
    Producer Guildhall School of Music and Drama
    Director Ed Dick
    Elyot 
    Producer Guildhall School of Music and Drama
    Director Harriet Walter
    Cymbeline 
    Producer Guildhall School of Music and Drama
    Director Heather Davies
    Pfc.Louden Downey 
    Producer City Stage/Wilmington/NC
    Director Doug Krehbiel
    Antonio 
    Producer Guildhall Theatre
    Director Wyn Jones
    Stanley Kowalski 
    Producer Bridewell Theatre
    Director Jospeh Blatchley
    Oswald 
    Producer Electric Lodge Theatre/LA/CA
    Director Patsy Rodenburg O.B.E
    Voltemand/Lucianus/Osric Laertes Understudy 
    Producer Rubicon Theatre/Ventura/CA
    Director Jenny Sullivan