New York City based Filmmaker, Founder of CongestedCat Productions and monthly screening series IndieWorks, Head of Education at Seed&Spark.
Company
CongestedCat Productions LLC
Christina Raia is a New York City based Writer/Director and the Founder of CongestedCat Productions. With an affinity for ensemble pieces and punchy dialogue, she tends to focus on character-driven narrative projects that explore social issues through humor and horror. Her work, consisting of over a dozen short films, a web series, and two feature films, has screened at film festivals around the world and gained a large online following through multiple crowdfunding campaigns and coverage on press outlets such as Indiewire and BuzzFeed. Through a desire to support other filmmakers, she works for Seed&Spark as the Head of Education, teaching and empowering creators to build their audience and crowdfund their work. She also runs IndieWorks, a monthly screening and community-building series showcasing short films by other New York filmmakers. At the 2019 Queens World Film Festival, she won the Lois Weber Pioneer Award for her leadership in film. Her work can be viewed on Vimeo, Amazon Prime, Youtube, and Seed&Spark streaming. Find Christina on social media: @craia9.
Lois Weber Pioneer Award
About a Donkey
2019 Queens World Film Festival
Astoria, NY
2019
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Female Actor
About a Donkey
2019 Flathead Lake International Cinemafest
Polson, Montana
2019
Winner: Best Produced Screenplay, Nominated for Best Comedy Feature, Best LGBTQ Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress
About a Donkey
2018 Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin, TX
2018
Quarter Finalist
Silent Night
Slamdance Screenplay Competition
2016
Nominated Best Foreboding Film
Enough
2018 Blackbird Film Festival
Cortland, NY
Nominated Best Thriller
Enough
2018 Women in Horror Film Festival
Peachtree City, GA
Finalist
SAY
HollyShorts Film Festival
Finalist Best Short
Night In
2017 Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
Apex, NC
Nominated Best Lead Actress
Hello
2017 Macabre Faire Film Festival
Nominated Best Ensemble
We Had Plans
2016 Queens World Film Festival
Winner Best Sound, Nominated Best Feature, Best Director, Best Lead Actor
Summit
2016 Macabre Faire Film Festival
Best Director
Summit
2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival (Vortex Genre Film Fest)
Best Horror Film
Summit
2015 Manhattan Film Festival
Current City
Queens, NY
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
West Indian/Italian
New York City based Filmmaker, Founder of CongestedCat Productions and monthly screening series IndieWorks, Head of Education at Seed&Spark.
Company
CongestedCat Productions LLC