Chris Bergoch

Chris Bergoch is an American screenwriter and producer, known for having co-written the films The Florida Project, Tangerine[1][2] and Starlet as well as writing on the television shows Greg the Bunny and Warren the Ape.

Chris Bergoch
OccupationProducer, Writer
Years active2002—present

Bergoch is writer/producer of The Florida Project, a 2017 American drama film co-written and directed by Sean Baker. It premiered at the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4]

Early life and educationEdit

Bergoch received his B.F.A. in Film & Television Production from New York University.


Bergoch collaborated on the writing of all five incarnations of the television sitcom Greg the Bunny which include the IFC[5] and FOX versions. He contributed songs to the Rock Opera which closed out the 2010 MTV series Warren the Ape, as well as doing some production work on that show.[6]

Bergoch was co-producer on Dealing, a Matthew Huffman feature film which won the audience award at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival.[7]

With Sean S. Baker, Bergoch co-wrote the award-winning film Starlet[8][9] which was released on November 9, 2012 in the US by Music Box Films.[10][11] He is also associate producer of that film.

He re-teamed with Baker to co-write and co-produce the film Tangerine,[12] which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was well received by critics upon its Summer 2015 release by Magnolia Pictures.[13][5][14]

Bergoch co-wrote and co-produced Baker's feature film The Florida Project, which was released in October 2017 and went on to receive 113 nominations[citation needed], including one Oscar nomination, and 38 wins.[15]

Bergoch co-wrote Baker's next feature film Red Rocket starring Simon Rex. Production took place in Texas in November 2020, plot details are being kept secret.[16]



  1. ^ "Tangerine director Sean Baker: isn't it time diversity was taken more seriously?". The Guardian. Luke Buckmaster 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Tangerine Movie Review". Roger Ebert, Matt Zoller Seitz. July 10, 2015
  3. ^ "Fortnight 2017: The 49th Directors' Fortnight Selection". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on April 19, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Elsa Keslassy (April 19, 2016). "Cannes: Juliette Binoche-Gerard Depardieu Drama to Kick Off Directors Fortnight". Variety. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Beyond using progressive filming techniques and casting, Tangerine is expressive and warm". Nashville Scene, By Jason Shawhan
  6. ^ "Sean Baker on His Film Starlet, an Insider's Look at the Porn Biz". LA Weekly, November 1, 2012. Karina Longworth.
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  8. ^ "Tangerine Is Hipster Catnip". East Bay Express, Kelly Vance, July 15, 2015
  9. ^ "Golden Girls: Sean Baker’s Starlet". Cinema Scope, By Adam Nayman
  10. ^ "Less Than Visible, but Not to Each Other ‘Starlet,’ With Dree Hemingway". International New York Times, NYT Critics’ Pick By MANOHLA DARGIS NOV. 8, 2012
  11. ^ "Starlet: SXSW Review". Hollywood Reporter, 3/17/2012 by John DeFore
  12. ^ "Diversity is now the defining conversation of the entertainment industry". The Verge, By Kwame Opam and Emily Yoshida on December 31, 2015.
  13. ^ "Tangerine takes no prisoners". The Georgia Strait by Ken Eisner on July 29th, 2015
  14. ^ "‘Tangerine’: A vibrant iPhone-shot tale set in gritty L.A.". Seattle Times, July 23, 2015
  15. ^ Chris O'Falt. "Willem Dafoe Goes to Disney World: Sean Baker Reveals Details and Photos of ‘The Florida Project’ — Exclusive". IndieWire, Sept 22, 2016
  16. ^ a b Lang, Brent (2020-11-10). "'Florida Project' Director Sean Baker Shooting Secret Movie With Simon Rex (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  17. ^ Matthew Jacobs. "‘Tangerine’ May Have Had A Tiny Budget, But The Film’s Heart Is Bigger Because Of It". Huffington Post, Jul 09, 2015
  18. ^ "iPhone innovation". Washington Blade, July 16, 2015 | by Brian T. Carney
  19. ^ Michael Nordine. "Willem Dafoe Cast in Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project,’ the Writer/Director’s Follow-Up to ‘Tangerine’". IndieWire, Jul 12, 2016

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