C.J. is an award-winning writer/director based in Chicago. The International Screenwriting Association named him one of the Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2019. He won grand prizes at the New York Screenplay Contest and Columbia College Chicago’s Written Image contest. As a video director, C.J. has directed TV spots, as well as branded content enjoyed by millions. His directing work was an Official Selection at the New York Television Film Festival in July 2018 and has been featured at festivals such as Out Webfest and ITVF. His videos have been spotlighted on the front page of Funny or Die. He has also directed video for big brands such as The Second City, Chef Boyardee, and McDonald’s. As the writer of CASE UNSOLVED, he’s been attached since its inception in August 2018. A previous draft of the script for this project won IFP Chicago's and Chicago International Film Festival's The Pitch at Industry Days competition in October 2018.
TFI Network | 2019