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Christina Beck

2 Campaigns | California, United States

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PERFECTION is a story about the timely subject matter of self injury as it explores our cultures addiction to plastic surgery and the absurd notion that we can only be loved if we are perfect! Kristabelle, still living with her Mother cuts herself to feel alive. Her Mother, addicted to plastic

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The Story

As Perfection is my first feature, I feel that it is important to keep my vision of this project truthful. Being an actress and growing up in Los Angeles I have had ample experience with the absurd expectations that the media puts onto women. Clearly there is something wrong when teenage girls are going under the knife before their bodies are fully developed. Independent filmmaking offers us the chance to support original thoughts for younger women to question their role models and change our perceptions.

There have been some wonderful documentaries and television programs about self-injury. However, there has yet to be an American, narrative feature film where we follow a female protagonist from her journey from fear and isolation to humor and hope.

Screening Perfection at festivals and speaking with our audiences after at our Q&A's we've had such positive feedback that this film is not only entertaining but an effctive tool for opening up a dialouge about this secretive subject matter. It has always been my dream to have the opportunity and resources to screen Perfection in treatment and recovery centers to hopefully inspire and encourage healing.

It is my goal to make Perfection accessable to as wide an audience as possible with more screenings and streaming the film online through all the major channels.


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G-Technology® Hard Drive ($500)

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G-Technology® is the gold standard for storage solutions specifically designed for content creators. We’ll get a storage grant from them when we get the Green Light!

Music Licensing

Costs $3,000

We negotiated this incredible rate with their publishers and it needs to be paid ASAP!

Legal Services

Costs $2,000

Make sure all our of legal ducks are in a row.

Final Sound Mix

Costs $6,000

We have been given a discounted rate and good sound is everything!

Production LLC

Costs $1,600

Sadly, we are behind on our LLC payments and need to have this protection for the film.

Treatment Centers

Costs $1,500

To screen Perfection @ Treatment centers/rehabs that cannot afford to pay for screenings.


Costs $400

We need to recut our trailer for marketing.

About This Team

Director/writer/actress, Christina Beck, A Los Angeles native, Christina began her career acting in such cult films as Suburbia, Boys next door and Dudes all directed by Penelope Spheeris.

She then went on to New York City and studied at Playwright’s Horizons. Forming her own theatre Co. POW productions Christina wrote, produced and starred in From the Heart premiering at the Samuel Beckett Theatre along with several other off, off, Broadway plays.

After writing, directing and acting in numerous Los Angeles theatre productions Christina wrote and starred in her first short film, Disco Man. Also starring Alan Gelfant (Next stop wonderland) and Annette Murphy (Star Maps). Then went on to make the black and white noir comedy, Blow Me, which screened in The New York underground, The Chicago underground and The Seattle underground film festivals.

Christina was accepted into Fox Searchlight’s new director’s program, Search lab where she directed, wrote and starred in the short film version of her feature film script, Slice which screened in Cannes.

The American Cinematheque screened her short, So hot for you in the Focus on Females directors program along with Miranda July, Sofia Coppola and Andrea Arnold’s early work. Christina’s The Ophelia project can be seen on Youtube and  her short LONE  screened at The Ballston Spa film festival, NY.

Christina is featured in Media Directions UK, Female Filmmaking Success issue and is also featured in Flaunt magazine’s Big Picture column about her feature film debut, PERFECTION.

Slice the feature screenplay now titled, PERFECTION was one of five contenders for the IFP Best screenplay award . The project was a part of the IFP market, selected for the IFP rough cut labs and chosen to be IFP’s “Spotlight Screening” sponsored by Time Warner and Sag indie. Christina won The Adrienne Shelly female directing award, Best Actor and Best Narrative feature for PERFECTION at The Oxford film festival and is currently in development on her 2nd feature film, a dark romantic comedy set in France titled, EXPECTING GRACE.

Producer/ Annette Murphy is an award-winning actress and writer. Annette’s screenplay ‘Spiked’ was one of ten features selected nationwide for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Producer’s Lab in New Mexico. Her scripts ‘Crack.Open.Jude’ and ‘Liberty Rules’ were awarded finalists in Fade In Screenplay Competition and her first feature, ‘Mercy’ won Step Up Women’s Network Script-to-Screen sponsored by Zide/Perry and Sandra Bullock’s company Fortis Films.

Annette began her career as an actress, appearing in indie films such as ‘Star Maps’ and ‘Chuck & Buck,’ both directed by Miguel Arteta and produced by Matthew Greenfield. She also worked with writers and directors Mike White and Paul & Chris Weitz as well as working with Writer/Actor Lyn Vaus of ‘Next Stop Wonderland’ in the indie film ‘Temptation’ starring opposite Annette O’Toole. Other film and television work includes ‘The Race’ starring opposite CCH Pouder, Cliff Robertson and Paul Rodriquez and David E. Kelly shows ‘Snoops’ and Disney’s ‘One Saturday Morning.’

Annette recently formed 820 am pictures, a film and commercial production company, working with clients such as YWCA, Becky’s House(Shelter for Domestic Violence), Granita Productions and videos for Ska band SKANIC. 820 am pictures’ first feature film was the independent film ‘Perfection’ written & directed by filmmaker Christina Beck. ‘Perfection’ was selected for IFP’s(Independent Film Project) Rough Cut Lab and winner of IFP Spotlight on Diversity and Beck was awarded an Adrienne Shelly grant for female filmmakers. 820 am pictures is currently producing the feature film ‘SuperChicas,’ written & directed by award-winning theater director Juliette Carrillo. Annette lives in Southern California and is a graduate of Duke University.

Excutive Producer/ Tatiana Kelly, Tatiana's first film “Wristcutters: A Love Story” starred Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Will Arnett, John Hawkes, Shea Whigham, and Tom Waits.It premiered at Sundance in 2006, was released by Lionsgate, earned two Independent Spirit Award nominations, was screened in over thirty film festivals, and was an eight-time Best Feature festival winner.

Subsequent productions were “Happiness Runs” starring Rutger Hauer, Andie MacDowell, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jesse Plemons, “Smother” starring Steven Bauer and Taryn Manning directed by acclaimed photography sculpture film video artist Luis Gispert, and “Dark Yellow,” starring Melora Walters and John Hawkes directed by world-renowned photographer Glen Luchford.

Theatrical releases include “The Words,” which was the Closing Night film in 2012 at Sundance starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Saldana, and Olivia Wilde, and “The Procession,” written and directed by Academy Award- nominated writer Robert Festinger (“In The Bedroom”), starring Lily Tomlin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Lucy Punch, and “Life of a King” which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

Other films include “Sunset Stories,” which premiered at SXSW and starred Monique Curnen, Sung Kang, Joshua Leonard, Zosia Mamet with cameos by Jim Parsons and Kevin Bacon, “Amos’ Wake” starring Shiloh Fernandez and Keisha Castle-Hughes, and “Perfection,” based on the short film “Slice,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was a participant in IFPʼs Independent Filmmaker Lab, and winner of the Adrienne Shelly Female Directing Grant.

Kelly has also shot pilots for Bravo, E! and USA Networks.

She is currently packaging “Cut Throat City” to be directed by RZA (“Man With The Iron Fist”, Wu Tang Clan), starring Russell Crowe and Terrence Howard. Future productions include “The Catcher Was a Spy” based on the NY Times bestseller, directed by Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”) and written by Academy Award-nominated writer Robert Rodat (“Saving Private Ryan”, “The Patriot”), “House of Curl,” starring Guy Pearce and Laura Linney, and “Hotel Street” a TV show with Tribeca Productions and written by Stephen Kronish (Emmy-award winner for “24” and “The Kennedys”). She is also in development on projects with Academy Award- nominated writer Tab Murphy (“Gorillas in the Mist”), Ernesto Foronda (“Better Luck Tomorrow”), Lynda Obst (“Interstellar,” “Contact,” “Sleepless in Seattle”), Alison Owen (“Elizabeth,” “Jane Eyre,” “Saving Mr. Banks”) and Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Speed”).

Kelly has a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and speaks five languages fluently. 


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