Big Star Pictures was created in 2013 by award-winning writer, director, and producer Christopher Quinn with the purpose of producing new content for the film and television industry. Quinn’s debut film, God Grew Tired of Us, emerged from Sundance in 2006 having garnered the Grand Jury Prize and the coveted Audience Award. Produced by Quinn and Brad Pitt and narrated by Nicole Kidman, the documentary chronicles the extraordinary journey of three Sudanese Lost Boys, men who arrived in the United States after a 15-year migration through their war-torn country.
Soon after his documentary’s release, Christopher completed 21 Up America, a longitudinal portrait, executive-produced by Michael Apted, of fourteen young Americans at the ages of seven, fourteen, and twenty-one. In 2007, Christopher received the Emerging Talent Award by the International Documentary Association.
Christopher also directs commercials; his clients include Microsoft, United Airlines, Sears, and Bank of America. He notably directed the CDC’s poignant and effective “Tips from Former Smokers” Campaign, which has garnered awards and media attention for its effectiveness in inspiring people to quite smoking.
In addition to his commercial work, Christopher is in-production on Eating Animals, based on the best-selling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and produced by Christopher, Natalie Portman and Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams. Big Star is also developing a new cutting edge television series entitled I ANIMAL and Christopher is set to direct Home on the Strange, a dark comedy television series created by The Cleveland Show creator andFamily Guy veteran Mike Henry.
Christopher lives in Los Angeles.