In the fall of 2005, Christopher founded the New England Film Academy, a non-profit, that would offer summer camp programs to children ages 8-17, focusing on those less fortunate through scholarships and outreach, introducing them to the world of filmmaking. While running the Academy from 2005-2015, he also produced reality show pilots, industrial spots and also worked as a script consultant on numerous feature scripts in the New England indie world.
After returning to Southern California in 2015, he formed Catapult Entertainment Group, a management/production company, with producing partner/director, Kevin Goetz. In addition to managing a handful of writer/director clients and developing their projects, they have several other IP’s, including books, life rights, features and television pilots that are in various stages of development. Both Immaculate, with Brian O’Malley (The Lodgers) directing and S21, are set for production in 2019/2020. Catapult’s first production, A Violent Separation, starring Brenton Thwaites, Claire Holt, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Ted Levine, is set for release in 2019.
This partnership with Kevin led to an introduction into the commercial world and the recent formation of Slingshot, working alongside veteran Executive Producer, Katherine Kennedy.
Kevin and Michael Goetz have been directing television commercials and music videos for over 20 years, helming projects for Nissan, Honda, Disney, HBO, State Farm, McDonald’s and BMW to name a few.
The Brothers were nominated for a Primetime Emmy for their opening design and direction of the Wonderful World of Disney for ABC and two of their commercials have been placed in the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art. They have had a music video win “Fuse’s Best Rock Video of the Year” and two more of their spots have been shortlisted at Cannes. Most recently, their Call of Duty: Black Ops spot was shortlisted for an AICP Award. Michael earned a masters degree in film while attending USC’s school of Cinema while Kevin graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.