Christine Vachon is an American movie producer active in the US independent film sector who, along with partner Pamela Koffler, runs Killer Films.
Christine Vachon produced Todd Haynes’ controversial first feature, Poison, which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, she has gone on to produce some of the most acclaimed American independent films including Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Boy’s Don’t Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Hedwig, and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, SAFE, I Shot Andy Warhol, Go Fish, Swoon, and I’m Not There (Academy Award-nominated).
Christine produced two films released in 2008: Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, Then She Found Me, starring Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, and Matthew Broderick; and Tom Kalin’s Savage Grace, starring Julianne Moore and Stephen Dillane, which premiered in the official selection of Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Upcoming films for 2009 include Motherhood written and directed by Katherine Dieckmann which premiered at Sundance; and Gigantic written and directed by Matt Aselton which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008.
Her awards include the Frameline Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lesbian and Gay Media (1994), Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement by New York Women in Film and Television (1996), the IFP’s Gotham Award for producing (1999), the Provincetown Film Festival Provincetown Filmmaker on the Edge Award (2000), and the Producers Award from the National Board of Review (2003). She is the author of two books, Shooting To Kill (1998) and A Killer Life (2006).
New York, NY
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