|Name Chris Folino|
Role Film director
|Spouse Rose Folino (m. 1998)|
|Born November 5, 1968 (age 47) (1968-11-05) Pasadena, California, United States|
Movies Sparks, Gamers: The Movie, The Troll
Children Dominic Folino, Jeremy Folino, Angelina Folino
Similar People Chase Williamson, William Katt, Ashley Bell, Scott Rinker, Jake Busey
Christopher Peter Folino (born November 5, 1968 in Pasadena, California) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer.
Life and career
Raised in El Monte, California, Folino attended the film departments of USC and Loyola Marymount University. He worked at several television stations and videogame companies, acquiring production, writing and directing experience.
In 2006, Folino made his directorial debut with the comedy Gamers: The Movie, an independent film about four friends who attempt to set the world record for playing a Dungeons & Dragons-like game. Folino was singled out for the originality of his writing voice and sure hand at directing comedy.
Folino's new movie Sparks came out in March 2014 and won awards at the Omaha Film Festival such as 'OFF the EDGE' Award, and at the Lake Charles Film Festival such as "Best Feature Film 2013," "Best Visual Effects," and "Best of Show-Feature Film." The movie is based on the graphic novel written by Folino.