Chris Grillot

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Chris Grillot

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Chris is a former crime journalist turned screenwriter. He’s currently adapting his erotic thriller short story BLISS as a feature for Escape Artists and SONY. He also recently sold his 2022 Black List horror film CHATTER to Crypt TV, and Mar Vista Entertainment is producing his 2021 Black List thriller BELLA. In 2020, Chris adapted his Crypt TV horror short THEY CAME FROM BELOW as a feature for John Wells Productions and sold short films to FOX Digital and Microsoft. Outside of film, Chris is a published short fiction author. Prior to moving to LA, Chris spent much of his early 20s at crime scenes in dangerous neighborhoods, writing stories for New Orleans’ Times-Picayune. He holds a journalism degree from LSU, a screenwriting MFA from UCLA, and is one-third an esquire from an ill-fated stint in law school. He's taught with Lighthouse since 2021. 

Chris was generous with his time and sharing his knowledge and experience. He also made himself available between classes.