Christine's vivid and dark screenplays feature hope and twists,
veiled social messages, characters drenched in secrets and
integrate unique settings, all rooted in the human experience, they explore the boundaries of genre.
Optioned TV & Film ~ Award Winner ~ Writer for hire
Feature - Found Footage, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
FINALIST - The Writers Lab (2020); SECOND ROUNDER - Austin Film Festival 2019
When catatonic men gather at a cornfield, like human scarecrows, an overachieving small-town reporter risks her life to uncover why these human scarecrows are mysteriously assembling.
One-Hour Serialized TV for Cable/Streaming | Gothic Fantasy Horror
Female Protagonist; IP
FINALIST - Roadmap's Wise Words; SEMIFINALIST - CineStory Fellowship & Retreat, Roadmap Writers' JumpStart; QUARTERFINALIST - Richmond Int'l Film Festival; NICHOLL Fellowship Top 20% (feature)
In 1910 Scotland, a world on the verge of a new technological revolution, an outspoken healer must band together four reluctant souls to solve a rash of mysterious deaths exposing a supernatural world.
Feature | Horror
Adapted from Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"
SECOND ROUNDER/QUARTERFINALIST - Austin Film Festival & ScreenCraft Horror
Unable to refuse the invitation, an indebted young man becomes trapped at a remote Colorado mountain estate with two mysteriously infirmed siblings.
Anning Station (Ice)
Limited Series | SciFI Thriller/Mystery
Older Female Protagonist
QUARTERFINALIST - ScreenCraft's Film Fund; Top 50 - ISA Fast Track Fellowship
When a retiring paleontologist’s history changing discovery is stolen from her Antarctic station, she’s in a race for the truth in a place where secrets kill.
One-Hour Serialized TV for Cable/Streaming | Family Drama
SECOND ROUND — Austin Film Festival; QUARTERFINALIST - ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Called home to the island of Tenerife, a woman uncovers the tumultuous year that changed her life to again face her family legacy.
In the Present
Feature | Dark RomCom
FINALIST - Sacramento Int'l Film Festival; SEMIFINALIST - StoryPros; QUARTERFINALIST - FadeIn Awards
When a quiet, successful man flees his rigid routines with nothing but a pink present after a funeral, he must outwit his past after discovering life blissfully holds the unexpected in a small, quirky village.
Riddle Me This
Feature | Psychological Thriller
When an introverted middle-aged engineer fascinated with puzzles witnesses a murder, she must decipher the real reason she’s running for her life before it’s too late.
The Cullings Principle
Limited Series | Period Mystery/LGBTQ
As Feature: WINNER - The Writers Place & The-GreenLight; FINALIST - Sacramento Int'l Film Festival, 1 in 10 Screenplay Contest, Smashcut Screenplay Contest, Three Lines or Less; SEMIFINALIST - SotryPros Awards; QUARTERFINALIST - Creative World Awards, CineStory, FadeIn Awards, Fresh Voices, The Reel Authors, Cynasure; PAGE - Top 25%.
In 1855, when a world-traveled attorney is informed his sister has died, he must navigate London's high society as well as its underbelly to prove she’s still alive.
Feature | Comedy, LGBTQ
Co-Written with Morley Shulman
QUARTERFINALIST - ScreenCraft Comedy
Tired of spending money on weddings he never attends, a confirmed bachelor facing unemployment fakes his nuptials to recoup his lost coinage — but who’s going to play the bride?
Short Film Scripts
"The Cleaner" - (Drama) A woman who cleans houses of spirits must face her own loss.
"Slow" - (Dark Comedy) Someone's taking the easy way to get out of work...
SCRIPT & STORY CONSULTANT
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING...
Christine is blessed with an unusual combination of skills which would be impossible to match. Her thought-provoking, deeply felt and extensive notes -- all delivered with sensitivity and genuine care -- transformed my screenplay into a viable work. That very blend of acute intellect and sanguine personality makes her a brilliant standout in a crowded field. I recommend collaborating with Christine without any reservations.
- Deborah Henry, Author and Screenwriter of The Whipping Club
"Even coaches need unbiased, quality guidance! I recently received screenplay feedback from Christine on a post-apocalyptic feature and I couldn't ask for better notes. Christine's feedback is not only insightful but she approaches issues and flaws with solid solutions that honor the writer's vision. Anyone can call themselves a "script consultant" but most do not have the professional level expertise that writers really need. Christine does."
- Tracee Beebe, screenwriter/producer/script coach
For several years now I have gone to Christine for notes on my scripts. While I have tried other consultants, I always go back to Christine as she is consistently the most thorough, the most thoughtful, and the most spot on - she gives the kind of feedback that make you think, “Right, that’s what I missed!” The way she communicates is clear and concise, and I am always able to work immediately with what she gives me, and make the script better and ready for the next step. Her notes have helped my projects grow and succeed, and I’m extremely grateful for her insight as both a writer and a reader of screenplays.
- Darcy Miller, director/producer
The best [notes] I've ever had. The most comprehensive, amazing #feedback...
Go and hire her! You won’t regret it.
- From Twitter - CR, author, screenwriter
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From concept to final draft
I provide up to five pages of detailed analysis of your script's strengths and weaknesses. My focus is on character, from which good storytelling is born, with an eye toward story: execution, structure (opening, second act, climax), pacing, plot, theme, tone, dialog, setting, marketing, production viability, among others. I will provide practical suggestions and a phone call is included with some packages.
Clients include contest winners, produced and published writers.
Consulting Rates for Screenplays:
$100 - Feature Scripts (60 - 120 pages) (Additional $20 for every 10 pages above 120 pages)
$60 - 1-hour TV scripts (under 60 pages)
$40 - Half-hour TV scripts
$35 - Synopsis, TV bibles, query letters
$30 - for additional 1-hour telephone/video chat consultation post-script notes
$300 - Detailed development notes (notes written within script plus additional report and phone call)
Coaching also available.
Other services - Rates given upon request
Spec scripts available here
Can take your idea from concept or outline to finished screenplay
Rewrite or polish - mimic most any writer's style
Customized monologues and scenes for actors
Development to Copyediting - Screenplays, Fiction & Non-Fiction
Specialize in ESL projects
Rates range from $2.50/page for basic copyediting to $7.50/page for advanced, manuscript rewrites.
Women make up 51% of the world's population -
let's have that reflect in the film industry and beyond
Created with frequent film-partner Darcy Miller, we wanted to make sure that 51% of our crew was female. We established a mentoring and shadowing program, using commercial director Juliana Lukasik's shadow program as a starting point. A female crew member of any age is teamed up with a professional in their field to be mentored and shadow on set.
Writer | Filmmaker | Consultant
Writing and more
Christine Autrand Mitchell is a multi-optioned and award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. She’s placed in over two-dozen contests and fellowships like The Writers Lab, Nicholl Fellowship, Austin and ScreenCraft. Her diverse above- and below-line credits include award-winning producer (STREETS OF HOPE), aided by her business-consulting background, Casting Director, Scripty, among others, and her feature directorial debut premieres in 2020.
Her dark stories are drenched in secrets that feature twists, veiled social messages, and she integrates unique settings—having grown up in the tourist-driven Canary Islands, a 900-year-old cloister in Austria, as well as Germany and the US, encouraging multiple languages. There were nearly thirty nationalities in her tiny hometown in Tenerife. She sees the world with a slightly different perspective and hears it differently as well. Aspects of culture are ingrained in her stories, as are unique settings. The world is amazing and diverse, and she hopes to represent as many aspects of it as she can.
Her writer-for-hire work embraces concept-to-script, book adaptations and rewrites. She's written everything from copy to commercials, documentaries to industrial, and presentation scripts, technical writing and more. She has also published articles and short stories. Christine has edited for numerous on-line magazines (like Kings River Life and Oregon Music News) and been lucky enough to work with amazing novelists, non-fiction authors and screenwriters.
Christine has always believed in mentoring, starting with her first film project. Her workshops are centered around screenwriting, from teaching the basics to beginning writers through advanced skills, from rewriting to pitching. She's taught acting classes and volunteers at the Willamette Writers Conference in the pitch practice room. In her previous career, she trained business owners and their employees in various aspects of operations.She's also been a film festival programmer and consults with non-profit arts organizations.
She worked in many industries, including a long stint in business consulting, before returning to her favorite: film and television. She has a BA from UC Berkeley in Linguistics. Her favorite thing is connecting people.
UC Berkeley - B.A. Linguistics
College of San Mateo - Modern Languages; Film
Professional Development - RoadMap Career Writer Program & Top Tier; Master Screenwriting Certificate; Professional Screenwriting Program; Randall Jahnson; Bill Boyle; Chris Soth.
Lily on Saturday
Writer/Director/Producer - Feature
Hiding wounds after a tragedy, forty-something Lily endures chaos at a retreat with her best friend in order to rediscover her self-worth — but everyone here has something to overcome.
One Bird at a Time
Co-Producer - Web Series ~ Amazon
IndieFest Award of Merit | HollyWeb Fest Official Selection
One Bird at a Time is a web series that speaks to the issues facing us in society today — how does one person deal with homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and so many other challenges? — and does so with a large dose of comedy, improvisation, confusion, and love.
Co-Producer, A.D., Casting Director - Short
Producer - Short
Wilson Oakville Film Festival | Official Selection Apex Short Film | Portland Film Festival
Streets of Hope (Finding Hope Now)
Co-Producer - Feature
Amazon, iTunes | Multi-award winner
Writer, Director, Producer - Short
Producer, Co-Director - Short
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