Photo by Michael Arthur Aguirre

Photo by Michael Arthur Aguirre

Originally from upstate NY, Chris moved to Los Angeles after attending college in Santa Barbara and began working extensively in film and television industry. In 2012, he joined the roster of The Masses, a production company started by the late Heath Ledger and director, Matt Amato. With The Masses, Chris directed numerous music videos which were featured on acclaimed music websites such as Pitchfork, The Fader, and Filter. In the branded arena, he's brought his bold visual style to content for burlesque superstar, Dita Von Teese, the design-duo The Haas Brothers, and lifestyle brands such as Adidas, Elle, and Esquire among others.

His short film, Good Boy, played at the 2016 Maryland International Film Festival as well as NewFilmmakers LA showcase of LGBTQ films in 2017 among others. Most recently, he directed the short film, Content, which premiered at the 2019 Outfest Film Festival and continues to make its way around the festival circuit.

Chris is currently developing his first feature, The Sleepwalker's Travel Guide, to shoot in the fall of 2019.

 

CONTACT

FILM & TELEVISION - Heroes & Villains Entertainment

Gary Ventimiglia, Manager - Gary@heroesandvillains-ent.com

DIRECT: cwcoats@gmail.com

ACCOLADES & PRESS

2019

  • Entertainment Weekly - Keiynan Lonsdale “Rainbow Dragon” - Read now

  • Billboard Magazine - Keiynan Lonsdale “Rainbow Dragon” - Read now

  • “CONTENT” Official Selection: 2019 Seattle Queer Film Festival, 2019 Out on Film Atlanta, 2019 Boston Film Festival, 2019 Berkshire Short Film Fest, 2019 LA Indie Fest, 2019 International Social Change Film Festival

  • “CONTENT” in The Advocate - Read now

  • “CONTENT” (Short Film) World Premiere at Outfest

PAST

  • “GOOD BOY” (Short Film) Huffington Post article - Read now