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Krista Parris

kristaparris@gmail.com

Discipline

  • Producer

Program Years

  • Fast Track 2009

Bio

Krista Parris is a New York-based film producer with a varied slate of projects in development. These include an adaptation of Ally Kennen's debut novel Beast, which she's producing with Polly Mallinson (The Manchurian Candidate) with funding from Scottish Screen; a narrative film about Jonestown, which she's producing with Kisha Cameron (Sometimes in April) and filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple); and SarahN_12. She's also an associate producer on Indestructible, an ensemble comedy by writer/director Elliot Thomson, which Susan Stover (High Art) is producing. Parris began her film career at Jonathan Demme and Ed Saxon's company Clinica Estetico. She worked closely with Saxon for nearly five years, eventually running his development department - during which time she worked on Adaptation from development through release and had the good fortune to develop material with Robert Schenkkan, Doug Wright, and Neil LaBute, among others. A graduate of Princeton University, Parris has also worked in development with producer Jane Startz and with the Tribeca Film Festival in a range of roles including Panels Producer, Industry Manager, shorts screener, and advisor for the Tribeca All Access program.

Current Project

SarahN_12 (Narrative Feature)

Logline

Obsessed with finding her lover's murderer, SARAH takes her investigation into the virtual world where she discovers his online doppelganger was murdered just two days before his real life murder.