Chris LaMont

School of Film, Dance & Theatre
Dixie Gammage Hall, Office # 217
TEMPE
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

Chris LaMont is an independent filmmaker who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and dreamed of being a filmmaker since fourth grade.

He has been a writer, director and producer on such independent film projects as The Best Movie Ever Made, Writers Block, Film Club, 14 Days in America, Netherbeast Incorporated, My Apocalypse, The GravesJustice ServedPostmarked and Rhea.

As a WGA screenwriter, his work with writing partner Joe Russo has led to such industry awards as a Top Ten Finalist in the 2015 Final Draft Big Break contest with their script Road Rage, named in 2016 as one of the Top 100 New Writers in Hollywood by the Tracking Board, two scripts named to the annual industry Hit List, and their scripts Soul Mates, The Red Pill, and The Last Will & Testament of Charles Abernathy were named to the Industry Hit List in three consecutive years (2016-18), the only screenwriters to do that in the lists history.

 

Besides their optioned scripts, their feature screenplay The Au Pair Nightmare was shot and released on the Lifetime Network in Spring 2020 and their action-thriller script Hard Kill  starring Bruce Willis will be released theatrically and VOD in late 2020. He is currenly represented by The Gersh Agency and Fictional Entity Management.

 

He is also a founder of the Phoenix Film Festival and Phoenix Film Foundation, served as both Chairman of the Board and the President and currently serves as the President of the National Advisory Board. He also founded the Phoenix Film Society and the local chapter of the national filmmaker organization IFP  Phoenix (Independent Filmmaker Project).   He also co-founded the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival and the Arizona Student Film Festival.

He has taught at ASU in the newly-named New American Film School since 2004, produced hundreds of marketing, educational and promotional projects through his own freelance company, wrote Great Comedy Films: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Funny Movies and loves spending time writing bios of himself.

Education

B.A. Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance (Magna Cum Laude), Arizona State University

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
FMP 201 Film: The Creative Process I
FMP 361 Int Screenwriting
FMP 370 Producing
FMP 484 Internship
FMP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
FMP 294 Special Topics
FMP 405 Film & TV: Pioneers, Practices
FMP 484 Internship
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
FMP 201 Film: The Creative Process I
FMP 335 Careers in Film/Media Ind
FMP 380 Film Production Crew
FMP 398 Capstone Development
FMP 484 Internship
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
THF 125 Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
FMP 201 Film: The Creative Process I
FMP 370 Producing
FMP 380 Film Production Crew
FMP 398 Capstone Development
FMP 484 Internship
FMP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
FMP 405 Film & TV: Pioneers, Practices
FMP 484 Internship
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
FMP 201 Film: The Creative Process I
FMP 294 Special Topics
FMP 335 Careers in Film/Media Ind
FMP 380 Film Production Crew
FMP 398 Capstone Development
FMP 484 Internship
FMP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
FMP 201 Film: The Creative Process I
FMP 294 Special Topics
FMP 370 Producing
FMP 380 Film Production Crew
FMP 484 Internship
FMP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
THE 405 Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484 Internship
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
FMP 294 Special Topics
FMP 394 Special Topics
THE 405 Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484 Internship
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
THF 125 Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
FMP 294 Special Topics
FMP 370 Producing
FMP 380 Film Production Crew
THE 405 Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484 Internship
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
THE 405 Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484 Internship
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
FMP 294 Special Topics
FMP 300 Focus on Film
FMP 380 Film Production Crew
FMP 394 Special Topics
THE 405 Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484 Internship
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
THF 125 Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
FMP 300 Focus on Film
FMP 380 Film Production Crew
THE 405 Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484 Internship
FMP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
THE 405 Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
THP 484 Internship
FMP 484 Internship
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
FMP 300 Focus on Film
FMP 380 Film Production Crew
THE 405 Film: Great Perfrmrs/Directors
FMP 484 Internship
FMP 494 Special Topics
THF 497 Senior Project
FMP 499 Individualized Instruction

Expertise Areas