|Born||in Mission, Texas, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
Christopher Ramirez took an interest in film at the young age of four. His passion continued throughout college where he attended film school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
He received a well rounded liberal arts, business and film education. His specific emphasis on film included production, history and theory giving him a particularly acute ability to produce highly entertaining and marketable films. He produced three short films and two feature films before graduating, including "Drifting" and "Women In The Ordinary". Also while attending SMU he worked for several Public Relation companies, which handled Warner Brothers, Miramax and Disney, giving him a unique insight and understanding of the industry from an advertising and marketing perspective.
He learned early on films can only become successful by finding or creating a strong script driven by a high concept idea and sold to the public through diligent marketing and creative exposure; a public waiting to be entertained, enlightened yet never insulted.
Ramirez started a DVD home and office delivery company when the technology was just proving itself with business partner, Erin MacMillan. The lucrative and successful Digital Outpost was a favorite staple of Austinites. When the market shifted and Best Buy and Blockbuster started buying discs in bulk, the partners shifted as well, optioning their idea to a local company loved by the community.
Ramirez developed a local production company with MacMillan servicing the community with another cutting edge idea, the first DVD portfolio for musicians and artists. The concept was simple: place all paper materials onto CD or DVD disc and allow your work to speak for itself.
The pair of Ramirez and MacMillan produced music videos and concert videos for local bands and helped one of them sign with Sony music based on the promotional package they developed with the band. The film market shifted going into 2002 so Ramirez moved to Los Angeles to pursue bigger film opportunities. He produced a short in 2002 ("Playing For Keeps") and a feature film in 2003 ("You Are Here"), which was completed in early 2004 and showed at the Cannes Film Market in Cannes, France May 2004.
Chris Ramirez continues to push new innovative ideas and package profitable, marketable high concept projects. His current producing project, "Zero Hour" promises to be his most successful to date.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: mr. bj
|Erin E. MacMillan||(28 November 2004 - present)|