Chris: Taxi Driver was the film that made me want to write and direct. When I saw Robert Deniro in that dark character and saw the style Martin Scorsese used to carry the audience through the mind of a mentally ill man with good intentions. Taxi Driver was the first film that made me feel like every movie did not have to end on the beach with the sun setting over a man and woman who were kissing passionately. Everything I write and direct now has a “real life” feel to it where things happen for accuracy as oppose to what would be best for the story.
Chris: Green Day’s song Boulevard of Broken Dreams hits home with me. As the song says “I walk alone on this Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. I can relate to always feeling like I am most responsible for everything that happens in my life through success and failure.
Chris Ludwig was born and raised in Washington DC where he found a interest in modeling and acting at a young age. Chris attending the John Casablancas school for modeling and fell in love with acting during the on-camera classes while at the school. After signing with well known DC area talent manager Linda Townsend Chris began appearing in film and tv projects that were shot nearby in Baltimore as well as his hometown of DC. Chris worked on shows like NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street and HBO’s mini-series The Corner. While in high school Chris began writing original plays to be preformed locally by friends who also shared a interest in acting. It was inevitable that the next step for Chris was to pick up a camera and start directing and thats exactly what he did. Chris has written and directed two short films under his company West Forest Films and is now in pre-production for his first feature film titled Amazing Chase.
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