Christine Vachon

Producer, Director, Screenwriter
A prime mover in the increasingly established "new wave" of gay independent filmmaking, Vachon gained notice by producing two highly stylized and ambitious features: Todd Haynes' "Poison" (1990) and Tom Kalin's "Swoon" ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1961 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (79)

Big Sky 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bluebird 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mala Mala 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Electric Slide 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fake Orgasm 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Innocence 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nasty Baby 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Six by Sondheim 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Producer

Still Alice 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Apple Pushers 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Calling 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Last of Robin Hood 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Underwater Dreams 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

At Any Price 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dealin' With Idiots 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kill Your Darlings 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Magic, Magic 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

October Gale 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Deep Powder 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Inescapable 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shut Up and Play the Hits 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Virginia 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cracks 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dirty Girl 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dragonslayer 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mildred Pierce 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cairo Time 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lullaby for Pi 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Neistat Brothers 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Gigantic 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Motherhood 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Savage Grace 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Then She Found Me 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

This American Life 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Notorious Bettie Page 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Dirty Shame 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Camp 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Party Monster 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Company 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Safety of Objects 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chelsea Walls 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Far From Heaven 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

One Hour Photo 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Storytelling 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Grey Zone 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Series 7 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Fluffer 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crime and Punishment in Suburbia 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Women in Film 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Boys Don't Cry 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

I'm Losing You 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dark Harbor 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Happiness 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Velvet Goldmine 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kiss Me Guido 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Office Killer 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stonewall 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kids 1995 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Postcards from America 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Safe 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Go Fish 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dottie Gets Spanked 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Swoon 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Poison 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Anemone Me 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Oreos With Attitude 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

He Was Once 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

La Divina 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cause and Effect 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Muddy Hands 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

An American Crime (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mrs. Harris (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Wildflowers (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (5)

A Man in Your Room 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Days Are Numbered 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Velvet Goldmine 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Way of the Wicked 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Production Management (4)

Swoon 1992 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Poison 1991 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Golden Boat 1991 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

My Demon Lover 1987 (Movie)

production coordinator 2nd unit(New York) (Production Coordinator)
Director (4)

A Man in Your Room 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Days Are Numbered 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Way of the Wicked 1988 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Conversations in World Cinema 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Gotham Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor
Editor (1)

Parting Glances 1986 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)
Other (2)

Limon: A Life Beyond Words 2014 (Movie)

(Consultant)

Variety 1985 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

A prime mover in the increasingly established "new wave" of gay independent filmmaking, Vachon gained notice by producing two highly stylized and ambitious features: Todd Haynes' "Poison" (1990) and Tom Kalin's "Swoon" (1992). She has built a reputation for nurturing film projects that deal with American gay life as well as for working with first-time filmmakers from other media. One of the founders (with fellow Brown University alums Haynes and Barry Ellsworth) of Apparatus Productions in 1987, Vachon produced seven short films in five years. The most notorious of these was the first, Haynes' experimental biopic "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" (1987), which details the meteoric rise and tragic fall of the anorexic pop star using Barbie dolls.

Relationships

Marlene McCarthy

Companion

Guthrie Vachon

Daughter
Adopted at nine months in April 2000

Gail Vachon

Sister
Directed experimental films older

EDUCATION

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island
(semiotics)

Milestones

2007

Co-produced the Todd Haynes directed "I'm Not There," about the life of Bob Dylan; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Feature

2006

Produced "Infamous," a biographical film drama about Truman Capote

2004

Produced "A Home at the End of the World," based on the 1990 novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Michael Cunningham

2002

Produced "Far from Heaven," directed by Todd Haynes

1999

Produced the award winning film, "Boys Don't Cry"

1998

Killer Films signed to two-year, first-look deal at Goldwyn Films (a division of MGM)

1995

Formed Killer Films with Pamela Koffler and Katie Roumel

1995

Served a co-producer on "Kids," the controversial, high-profile directorial debut of photographer Larry Clark

1992

Produced Tom Kalin's "Swoon" (also assistant director)

1990

Produced "Anemone Me," an experimental fantasy short that marked the directorial debut of playwright Suzan-Lori Parks

1990

Produced "Poison," Todd Haynes' controversial directorial debut (also served as assistant director)

1990

Served as an assistant director on Chilean surrealist filmmaker Raul Ruiz's "The Golden Boat"

1987

Producing debut, Todd Haynes' "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story"; first collaboration with writer-director Haynes

1987

Started Apparatus Productions with Todd Haynes and Barry Ellsworth

1986

Wrote and directed a short entitled "Days Are Numbered"

1984

Wrote and directed first short, "A Man in Your Room"

1983

First feature credit, production assistant on Bette Gordon's "Variety"

1983

Returned to New York City after college

Raised in NYC

Worked on several small independent films such as Bill Sherwood's "Parting Glances" (1986) and Sheila McLaughlin's "She Must Be Seeing Things" (1987) in various production capabilities including production assistant, assistant editor

Produced seven short films

Worked on several low-budget horror films

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