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Namaste: The Film

Told through the eyes of multiple couples, a story of interconnectedness unfolds as Chrysta opens herself to the possibility of love. Brief encounters reveal the invisible current that eventually leads to the moment she lays eyes on her future. Interweaving natural elements and surroundings, Namaste takes you on a moving visual journey of loss and love.

  • Christine Altan
  • Christine Altan
    Threads That Bind Us, My Pretty Maura
  • Christine Altan
    Threads That Bind Us, My Pretty Maura
  • Sean MacDonald
    Hurricane Chasers, A Sea of Green
  • Lorenzo Vigil
  • Rick Dumont
  • Ian Lyons
    Key Cast
    Madame Secretary, American Odyssey, Gotham
  • Rene Bergeron
    Key Cast
  • Steve Blackwood
    Key Cast
    Days of Our Lives, Machine Gun Preacher
  • Terry Donahue
    Key Cast
    One Life to Live, Broken Badges, Fair Game
  • Jose Guns Alves
    Key Cast
    Daredevil, Homeland, Bull
  • Emma MacKenzie
    Key Cast
  • Joel-Michael Martin
    Key Cast
  • Jaci Kjernander
    Key Cast
    Split Ticket, Slam Man
  • Ariel Joy Junt
    Key Cast
    Threads That Bind Us
  • Sean Denner
    Key Cast
  • Adrienne Montezinos
    Key Cast
  • Brady Andrew McCarthy
    Key Cast
  • Jonathon Millman
    Camera Department
    Sunset, Fish & Men, The Perfect Woman,
  • Lisa Sene
    Camera Department
    Proud Mary, Vault, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop
  • David Frederick
    Alien: Covenant (trailer), America's Next Top Model, Pawn Stars, Homestead Rescues
  • Jeff Kolter
    Things We Say, Glowworm
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Epic
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • New Hampshire Film Festival
    United States
    October 12, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Shawna Shea Film Festival
    United States
    October 6, 2017
    World Premiere
    Official Selection - Women in Film Award Winner
  • SENE Film Festival
    United States
    April 27, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Boston International Film Festival
    United States
    April 13, 2018
    Indie Soul Award
  • Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival

    United States
    May 1, 2018
    Best Short & Best Director Awards
  • High Falls Women's Festival
    United States
    November 3, 2018
    New York Premiere
    Official Selection
  • HerStory Cinephilia Film Festival
    United States
    November 18, 2018
    Tennessee Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Christine Altan

New Hampshire-based actor, writer, and director Christine Altan began her career path as a New England actress a decade ago, quickly establishing herself and gaining respect in the film community for her integrity and commitment to the craft. Christine has since been featured in numerous independent feature and short films, and both local and national commercials.

In 2012, Christine co-wrote and starred in the short film My Pretty Maura, an intense and dark dramatic film that explores the social themes of mental illness and self-image. Following this, she wrote, produced, and starred in the short film Threads That Bind Us, a mysterious drama that explores the subjects of loss, PTSD, and a phenomenon called Genetic Sexual Attraction.

In 2016, Christine was the recipient of the Shawna Shea Memorial Foundation’s First Time Women in Film Fellowship Award. She received a small stipend from the foundation for her directorial debut of Namaste: The Film, which she is also writer and producer. The film explores the themes of movement and interconnectedness told through the eyes of multiple couples through various stages and ages of their relationships. The story also reflects the subjects of loss and love. The majority of the film was shot on a Steadicam, mirroring the theme of movement. The professional crew includes Director of Photography Jonathon Millman, an Emmy and Telly award-winning cinematographer and David Frederick, a multi award-winning and Emmy nominated composer. Both are NH natives. The cast of 12 also includes former daytime drama stars, Steve Blackwood of Days of Our Lives, and Terry Donahue of One Life to Live. Ian Lyons, one of the leads in the film and a NH-based actor, is best known for playing an array of supporting roles in TV and film such as CBS' Madam Secretary, NBC's American Odyssey, FOX's Gotham and recurring in Marvel's Luke Cage. The entire film was shot in Exeter, NH.

Christine recently founded the NH Actors Group, a monthly gathering of actors from in and out of the state.

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Director Statement

Christine Altan’s desire is to portray the humanity of her characters, developing truth and reality in a way that directly connects to the heart of her audience. Her passion as a writer and filmmaker is to create stories that are inspiring and challenging. She draws her inspiration from the many unusual situations she has experienced throughout her lifetime.

Christine gives credit to her success as a first-time director in Namaste: The Film, to her experience and training as an actor, her actor’s intuition, and her involvement in all creative aspects of production and attention to the finest details. Christine takes enormous pride in spotlighting her home state of New Hampshire, especially the Seacoast region, in her films. She hopes, in the near future, Hollywood will take notice and, as a result, more major motion pictures will be shot locally, bringing more opportunities to local NH actors, filmmakers, and crew.