• Christine

    Autrand

    Mitchell

    Screenwriter | Filmmaker | Consultant

  • Screenplays

    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

    The Field

    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.

    Keepers

    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.

    Usher

    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.

    Undertow

    One-Hour Serialized TV for Cable/Streaming | Family Drama

    Female Protagonist

    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.

    Adrian Ellis

    Feature | Period Drama (Writer-for-hire job)

    With Deborah Henry, based on her Novel "The Whipping Club"

    QUARTERFINALIST - PAGE; In Development

    In 1960s Ireland, a persecuted Jewish-Catholic boy must escape the anti-semitic religious institutions in which he’s trapped in order to survive.

    Riddle Me This

    Feature | Psychological Thriller

    Female Protagonist

    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.

    The Registry

    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...

    Other Writing

    "A Remarkable Tragedy" short story, read on KVPR

    "Thread" short story and other articles

  • Services

    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

     

    More recommendations here.

     

    CONSULT

    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, marketing, production viability, among others. I will provide practical suggestions and a phone call is included with most 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

    WRITER

    Spec scripts available here 

    Adaptions

    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

    Copy

    Technical Writing

    EDITOR

    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.

    PROJECT 51

    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.

  • Bio

    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.

    Education

    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.

     

  • Film Credits

    IMDB | LinkedIn

    Award winning Producer - Director

    Features - Shorts - Web Series - TV

    Entandem Productions, LLC

    Lily on Saturday

    Writer/Director/Producer - Feature

    Post-Production

    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.

    Esperanza's Turn

    Co-Producer, A.D., Casting Director - Short

     
     
    A 12 year-old immigrant farm worker taps into her imagination to confront a bully at school.

    Rise

    Producer - Short

    Wilson Oakville Film Festival | Official Selection Apex Short Film | Portland Film Festival

    A boy wakes up to discover the world around him has changed forever, and he alone can keep his sister safe from the same discovery.

    Streets of Hope (Finding Hope Now)

    Co-Producer - Feature

    Amazon, iTunes | Multi-award winner

    Featuring Avan Joja and Michael Badalucco, based on the true story of pastor Roger Minassian who founded Hope Now for Youth, an organization dedicated to taking gang kids off the streets.  

    The Date

    Writer, Director, Producer - Short

    A woman prepares for a very important date in this silent film, but it's not what you think...

    Producer, Co-Director - Short

    Created for a non-profit that put terminally ill children and children of military families in a film with professional actors, this collaborative project made everyone a star for a day!

    Additional Credits

    Script Supervisor

    Lorelei (2018)
    Earthlings (2018)
     
    Casting Director
    Local to International - film, TV, commercial, industrial
    (project list given upon request)
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