Chris Bergoch is an American screenwriter and producer, known for having co-written the films The Florida Project, Tangerine and Starlet as well as writing on the television shows Greg the Bunny and Warren the Ape.
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.
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 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.
Bergoch was co-producer on Dealing, a Matthew Huffman feature film which won the audience award at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival.
He re-teamed with Baker to co-write and co-produce the film Tangerine, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was well received by critics upon its Summer 2015 release by Magnolia Pictures.
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, including one Oscar nomination, and 38 wins.
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- "Diversity is now the defining conversation of the entertainment industry". The Verge, By Kwame Opam and Emily Yoshida on December 31, 2015.
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- Matthew Jacobs. "‘Tangerine’ May Have Had A Tiny Budget, But The Film’s Heart Is Bigger Because Of It". Huffington Post, Jul 09, 2015
- "iPhone innovation". Washington Blade, July 16, 2015 | by Brian T. Carney
- Michael Nordine. "Willem Dafoe Cast in Sean Baker’s ‘The Florida Project,’ the Writer/Director’s Follow-Up to ‘Tangerine’". IndieWire, Jul 12, 2016