A decade ago, Christine began her career path as an actress in the Boston area, quickly establishing herself and gaining respect in the film community for her integrity and commitment to the craft. Christine has since been featured in numerous independent feature and short films, and both local and national commercials.
Christine's life hasn't been all glamour and lights. At the age of 13, Christine spent a year as a runaway. Her cross-country journey began in Tampa, Florida and ended in Fresno, CA. Christine's year in the Sunshine State was riddled with many precarious situations. This experience, and other soul-crushing moments in her adulthood, have shaped Christine into a woman who has a deep understanding of the struggles of humanity, including her own, and has enabled her to take on challenging roles.
Christine is also a writer and co-wrote and starred in the short film My Pretty Maura, an intense and dark dramatic film that explores the social themes of mental illness and self image. Following this, she wrote, produced, and starred in the short film Threads That Bind Us, a mysterious drama that explores the subjects of loss, trauma (PTSD), and a rare phenomenon called Genetic Sexual Attraction.
In 2017, Christine had her directorial debut with her next short, Namaste: The Film, an Altan Films Production. Unlike her previous works, this film was an unexpectedly uplifting love story. Once again, Christine took her personal experience of loss and love and created a storyline that is inspiring and relatable.
Christine continues to explore compelling stories and is currently developing her next script. She is also available to be contracted for freelance projects and collaborations. Link to writing samples coming soon.
In 2016, Christine was the recipient of the Shawna Shea Memorial Foundation’s Women in Film Fellowship Award. With this award came a stipend and a year-long mentorship with industry professionals for her directorial debut of Namaste: The Film, which she is also writer and producer. The film explores the themes of movement and interconnectedness told through the eyes of multiple couples through various stages and ages of their relationships. The story also reflects the subjects of loss and love. The majority of the film was shot on a Steadicam, mirroring the theme of movement. The professional crew includes Director of Photography Jonathon Millman, an Emmy and Telly award-winning cinematographer and David Frederick, a multi award-winning and Emmy nominated composer. Listen to a sampling of the original Namaste soundtrack here.
Christine gives credit to her success as a first-time director to her actor’s intuition, her involvement in all creative aspects of production, and attention to the finest details. Additionally, she put together a highly professional cast and crew who helped bring her vision to the screen.
Christine takes enormous pride in spotlighting her home state of New Hampshire, especially the Seacoast region. She hopes, in the near future, Hollywood will take notice and, as a result, more major motion pictures will be shot locally, bringing more opportunities to NH actors, filmmakers, and crew.
Christine Altan in The Muse