Hi! Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate YOU! ❤️
My name is Janelle Christa. I am a storyteller, dreamer, and movie-magic maker 🎥 🔮
My dream role would be to play Feyre Archeron on Hulu's upcoming "A Court of Thorns and Roses." 🧚♂️
💫 Here are a few movies and shows I have been in and/or wrote and produced:
ACTRESS, SCREENWRITER, PRODUCER
BASED IN CALIFORNIA
AS SEEN ON:
Here's a few things some pretty rad people have said about me:
"Impressive range as an actress, and a really funny writer. I mean really funny!
High Concept, easy to pitch, funny stuff. Really clever."
Known for Will & Grace, 2 Broke Girls
"I think the world of Janelle. I'm very proud of her and I think she's done herself proud. "
Known for X-Men, Captain Phillips, 8 Mile
"The hardest worker I know. This girl creates worlds in her acting and her writing. Worlds! That takes a certain kind of imagination and talent. Plus, she is beautiful on screen."
Known for The Proud Family
"Really incredible actress. She is made to be on screen. I could make movies with her every single day."
Known for A House Divided
Here's a video of some industry professionals talking
about working with me:
Here's my acting reel:
Here's my production reel:
Here is some info on my most recent award-winning film Sophia 🎬
Sophia Starring, Written, and Produced by Janelle Christa
Best of Festival
Best Short Film
NOW STREAMING ON MOMETU:
Here is a section dedicated to my acting🎭 :
ON - SCREEN
Sophia WINNER: “Best Actress” Official Selection: LA Women Film Awards, FIFF, & SB International Screenplay Awards Directed by Jason Weary
Knock, Knock WINNER: “Best Supporting Actress” Sho Lo International Film Festival, Directed by Jorrit Van Der Kooi
Lemonade NOMINATED “Best Actress” Santa Barbara Film Awards, Directed by Ember Condron
Claire "Best Short Film" & Official Selection SLO Film Festival, Austin Action International Film Festival, Directed by Ryan Grau
Shock Value “Best Picture” La Mano Fest Directed by Douglas Rath, produced by Gregory Goodman (known for X-Men, Captain Phillips)
Magnet Official Selection of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Directed by Christopher Coustea
Wake Up Call Official Selection of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival Directed by Keely Mettlen
Curse of the Orange Rug Directed by James Khan (Known for Return of the Jedi, Star Trek, and E.T.)
Nepenthe Directed by by Theo Devaney (Known for Supernatural)
Save the Cupcake Directed by Emmy Award Winning Tiffany Thomas (Known for the Proud Family)
Group Therapy Official Selection of The London Film Awards, Directed by Daniel Bollag
A Rabbi, A Priest and an Ex Gumba Walk into a Bar, WINNER of “Best Comedy” Newark International Film Festival Directed by Daniel Bollag
The Last Ballad of Roxi Directed by Gregory Haynes (Known for Cowboys and Angels)
Lucky Juliet Directed by Jason Eggelston
Favorites Directed by David Gutel
Fun Produced by JIG Studios
Checklist Directed by JIG Studios
Psychopath Directed by David Gutel
Last American Outlaw: Topper & Doe Directed by Tad Shaftel
Riches to Rags Produced by Relentless Filmworks
False Alarm Directed by Jorrit Van Der Kooi
Strawberries and Nachos Directed by Gregory Haynes
Wrongside Bob Directed by James Khan
The Thicke of Things (3 Episodes, Mockumentary TV Series) Starring Alan Thicke, Canadian Screen Awards
Love And… (Pilot) Directed by Honesty Edwards (Known for A House Divided)
Cosmic Therapy (Pilot) Directed by Michele Ly
Fo Sho Show (Pilot) Directed by Monique Rosario
#MomLife (Pilot) Directed by Ryan Von Grau
Sophie in Hollywood (Mini Series: Asian American TV) Directed by Mayra Mazor
Pine Valley Medical (TV Series) on SBTV
(Host) SBIFF Awards Show, Presented awards to Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah, Gweneth Paltrow, and Martin Scorsese
Spoon River Directed by Peter Frisch
Time Stands Still Directed by Peter Frisch
Hamlet Directed by Frank Gerrish
The Tarantino Variation Directed by Frank Gerrish
— Additional List available upon request —
P!NK with Covergirl Cosmetics
Ellen Degeneres Master Class on OWN Network
COMMERCIAL | PRINT
List Available Upon Request
Advanced Actor Academy and Private Training (9 years) The Frisch Studio with Peter Frisch (of Carnegie, Juilliard, and Harvard)
Advanced Actor Training (3 years) FAT Studio with Frank Gerrish
Advanced Acting at Salt Lake Black Box Theatre (3 years)
Advanced Commercial Acting (1 year) with Mike Pointer
(Additional List available upon request)
Circuit training | Sandbag training | long distance running | sprinting | jogging | flow yoga | core power yoga | intermediate skiing | kickboxing | strength training | weightlifting | rollerblading | ice skating | basic skateboarding | jump roping | professional massage therapist | public speaker | free movement dance | high impact aerobics | baseball | hockey | hiking | some rock climbing | alto-voice range | driving stick shift | singing karaoke | Lover of rock and roll, thriller movies, & binge-worthy TV
Here's some behind the scenes fun 🤩
Here's a section dedicated to my screenwriting ✍️ -
and some Producing too!
Sophia: A wild experience awakens the Governor’s wife to the realization she has been complicit in her husband’s corruption by staying silent.
Short Film/Proof of Concept
Intended for streaming
WINNER: "Best of Festival" FLOW Film Festival
WINNER: "Best Short Film" FLOW Film Festival
WINNER: "Best Drama" FIFF London
WINNER: "Best Actress" FIFF London
WINNER: “Honorable Mention” Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards
WINNER: “Best Drama” FIFF London
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards, Los Angeles Independent Women Film Awards, FIFF London, FLOW Film Festival
ABOUT: Claire desperately fights her way to free two young girls from a trafficker.
This 90 second, action film was conceived, shot, edited and submitted in 48 hours for a film competition at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival. The requirements were that it have a balloon in it and that be 90 seconds or less. We filmed this in Santa Barbara, CA.
Best Short Film, Austin Action Festival
SLO Film Festival, Austin Action Festival
Cosmic Therapy: The Goddess tries to talk a temperamental God out of destroying the planet after their Son knocks up a (married) couples therapist.
Intended for streaming
22 minute comedy
Young Adult and Adult Audience
#MomLife: Two polar opposite sisters must learn to get along so their out-of-control kids don't get kicked out of school.
Intended for streaming
30 Minute Comedy
Young Adult and Adult Audience
A Vegas mom with a dream to be a Realtor in California enters the sex trade and ends up in the center of a political murder scandal.
WINNER: "Honorable Mention" Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards
QUARTERFINALIST: Nashville International Screenwriting Contest
Here's a few of my favorite scripts I've written that are available for purchase or collaboration ...
TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN
The fate of mankind rests on the shoulders of a You-tuber and her three influencer friends who must must save the world (and galaxy) from a group of extraterrestrials.
PILOT FOR SERIES
30 MINUTE COMEDY
THE LIGHT LOOM
Character's from: "Gaia's New Dreamcoat," by Ariel Spilsbury. Created by Ariel Spilsbury, Eden Amador, Janelle Christa. Screenplay by Janelle Christa
A teenager discovers that her hallucinations/delusions of grandeur are real-she IS an inter-dimensional being on a mystical mission-but in order to initiate, she must first face her demons.
GAIA'S NEW DREAM COAT
(Based on the Characters from "Gaia's New Dream Coat" by Ariel Spilsbury. Created by Ariel Spilsbury & Janelle Christa. Screenplay by Janelle Christa.)
In order to save the world, a young Faerie girl must remember her true Fae nature after she becomes human and stripped of her memories and powers in a strange new domain.
TV MINI SERIES
THE FAE FRIENDS
(Based on "Gaia's New Dream-coat," the beloved book by Ariel Spilsbury.) Created by Ariel Spilsbury and Janelle Christa. Screenplay by Janelle Christa
A young girl named Taja leads a crew of Faeries who call themselves "THE FAE FRIENDS" on grand missions to protect Planet Earth from Mr. Udjalamoojala, each using specialized magical powers!
Here is my Motion Picture Production Reel 🎬
Here is my Media/Commercial/Motion Picture Production Reel🎥
And...here is a section dedicated to my print work! 📸
Shannon Loar Cote | HGM
Santa Barbara, California
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