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Janelle Christa

AWARD WINNING ACTRESS,
WRITER, PRODUCER & TEEN ACTING COACH
BASED IN 
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

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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:
 
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HONORABLE
MENTION

 

BEST
COMEDY

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Janelle Christa Poster.CosmicTherapy
Janelle Christa Poster Lemonade
Janelle Christa Poster Sophia Best Actress
Janelle Christa Poster Rabbi
Janelle Christa Poster Group Therapy
Janelle Christa Poster Lucky Juliet
Janelle Christa Poster.TopandDoe
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Janelle Christa Poster.Psychopathic
Janelle Christa plays "Krista" in Unusually Thicke with Alan Thicke
Janelle Christa Wins best supporting actress in Knock Knock
Janelle Christa in wake up call at SBIFF
Janelle Christa in Gregory Goodmans Shock Value
Janelle Christa Last Ballad of Roxi
Janelle Christa Poster.Momlife
Janelle Christa SBIFF Poster.Magnet
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Janelle Christa Poster Checklist
Janelle Christa in Curse of The Orange Rug
Janelle Christa guest stars in Sophie Goes to Hollywood
Here's a few things some pretty rad people have said about me:
Jhoni Marchinko Janelle Christa

"Impressive range as an actress, and a really funny writer. I mean really funny!
High Concept, easy to pitch, funny stuff. Really clever." 

-Jhoni Marchinko 
Writer/Producer
Known for Will & Grace, 2 Broke Girls

 

Gregory Goodman Janelle Christa
"I think the world of Janelle. I'm very proud of her and I think she's done herself proud. "
-Gregory Goodman 
Producer/Executive Producer 
Known for X-Men, Captain Phillips, 8 Mile
Tiffany Thomas janelle Christa
"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.
-Tiffany Thomas 
Actress/Writer/Producer
Known for The Proud Family

 
Jason Weary Janelle Christa
"Really incredible actress. She is made to be on screen. I could make movies with her every single day."
 -Jason Weary 
Director/Cinematographer 
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 🎬

Janelle Christa wins best actress in Sophia

Sophia Starring, Written, and Produced by Janelle Christa

Janelle Christa Official Selection at LA Independent Women Film Awards
Janelle Christa Wins Honorable Mention at Santa Babara International Screenplay Awards
Janelle Christa wins best actress at FIFF London Falcon International Film Festival
Janelle Christa wins best drama at FIFF London Falcon International Film Festival
Best Drama

Here is a section dedicated to my acting🎭 :

 
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Janelle Christa on set for Cosmic Therapy

ON - SCREEN

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Janelle Christa wins best supporting actress

ACTING RESUME

 

FILM

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 

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

TELEVISION

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

 

STAGE

(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 —

STAND-IN

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Ellen Degeneres Master Class on OWN Network

COMMERCIAL | PRINT

List Available Upon Request

TRAINING

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)

SPECIAL SKILLS

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!

 
Janelle Christa wins best actress

WRITER/PRODUCER

ABOUT:

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 

Drama

Adult Audience

AWARDS

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

Janelle Christa in cosmic Therapy

WRITER/PRODUCER

Cosmic Therapy: The Goddess tries to talk a temperamental God out of destroying the planet after their Son knocks up a (married) couples therapist.

Pilot

Single Camera

Intended for streaming

22 minute comedy

Young Adult and Adult Audience 

Janelle Christa and Diane Fredrickson in Momlife Poster

CO-WRITER/PRODUCER

ABOUT:

#MomLife: Two polar opposite sisters must learn to get along so their out-of-control kids don't get kicked out of school. 

Pilot

Single Camera

Intended for streaming

30 Minute Comedy

Young Adult and Adult Audience 

 

Janelle Christa wins honorable mention and becomes a quarterfinalist on EVE script

WRITER/PRODUCER/SCRIPT/IN DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT:

Eve: Living in Poverty on the outskirts of Vegas, Eve struggles with family, money, and fast living on the Strip. A tough choice leads her down a dangerous path of self discovery.

Feature Film

 

90 Minutes

Drama

AWARDS

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 in development...

TOUCHED BY AN ALIEN

A Youtuber discovers she is half-alien after she and 3 other influencers have their eggs harvested by a group of extraterrestrials that plan to exterminate humans and repopulate the planet. 

PILOT FOR SERIES 

STREAMING

SINGLE CAMERA

30 MINUTE COMEDY

ADULT AUDIENCE

 

TAIJA (Co-Writer)

Character's from: "Gaia's New Dreamcoat," by Ariel Spilsbury.

Taija has a dream of being a famous singer, but a mystical group of inter-dimensional beings remind her of a her higher purpose that she signed up for--long before she came to a dying planet Earth. 

TV PILOT

STREAMING

SINGLE CAMERA

FANTASY/DRAMA

ONE HOUR

YOUNG ADULT

 

THE LIGHT LOOMIES (Co-Creator)

(Based on "Gaia's New Dream-coat," the beloved book by Ariel Spilsbury.)

Follow Taja and her crew of Fairies as they weave light into the 'light loom' to protect humans and faeries alike from Mr. Udjamoojala, a shadow man that tricks children into forgetting their magic.

PILOT 

STREAMING

ANIMATION

FANTASY

22 MINUTES 

KIDS 3-7

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! 📸 

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Janelle Christa in Fat Club Santa Barbara
 

Are you a teenager with the desire to act in movies,
TV, and commercials but don't know where to start or are running into roadblocks?

Look no further...Award Winning Actress, Screenwriter, and Producer Janelle Christa is at your service!
 

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Join Janelle Christa at the Young Screen Actors Institute and learn how to get a talent agent, set up all the accounts you'll need, learn auditioning skills, how to do self-tapes, how to build your demo reel, what kind of headshots you will need, how to survive in the Hollywood scene, how to deal with "rejection," proper camera etiquette, how to appear like a professional even if you are totally "green" (new), what agents and casting directors are looking for in your headshots, how to rock your audition, and way more!
 

 

I am currently offering-

  • Group Classes

  • Private Coaching

  • Zoom Coaching 

  • Demo Reel Production

  • In-House Headshot Photography

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Note from Janelle: "As a teenager I had a big dream to be an actress, but had no idea where to start. I went through many challenges and it was very difficult, which is exactly why I created the "Young Screen Actors Institute" in 2018 so I could streamline the process for teens so they didn't  have to go through what I did. Join me in our fun, interactive, growth-focused classes or for private sessions to help make your dream a reality without going through all the trial and error that I did. Love, Janelle"
Beautiful Young Girl
Blonde Teen
Male Teenage Model
"Janelle is honestly the best teacher. So helpful and so professional. An Angel really. I cant believe how much I learned in a short amount of time. Thank you Janelle! -L.M. (15 yrs. old)

Watch what industry professionals are saying about working with Janelle

 

To sign up for a class or inquire about coaching please fill out the contact box below! 

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