Christopher Weekes is an actor, writer, and director who trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and NIDA. Chris made his feature debut when he wrote, directed, and starred in Bitter and Twisted with Noni Hazlehurst, Leanna Walsman, and Gary Sweet. The film had its US premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for an IF Award, two AFIs, and two Film Critics Circle Awards.
Christopher recently directed Christmas on the Farm, produced by Hoodlum Entertainment and STAN which was the highest-rated original film for 2021. Martha the Monster, a short film that Chris wrote and directed (produced by Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin), had its international debut at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2017. It was the opening night film at Flickerfest 2018. Chris also wrote the screenplay for Maya the Bee: The Honey Games, a sequel to the animated feature Maya the Bee, which screened in more than 160 countries. In 2009, Chris’ spec script about the life of Jim Henson, The Muppet Man, topped the Hollywood Black List.
He currently has several other projects in development, including a television adaptation of A Long Way To A Small Angry Planet for AMC, Ponzi’s Scheme – based on the Mitchell Zuckoff book, an adaptation of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel Blankets and an Untitled Jess Mauboy Animated Musical with Village Roadshow.