THE FILMMAKER'S BIO
Under his company Breaking Branches Pictures, founded in 1996, Christian de Rezendes has produced critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films including “41” (2007), a documentary about the youngest victim of the Station Nightclub Fire, the fully improvised dramedy feature “Getting Out of Rhode Island” (2003), and the family inspired documentary “Alzira's Story” (2000).
Many of his twenty plus directing credits have screened internationally at film festivals and broadcast on PBS. Noteworthy films produced include:
“Zach: A Film about Epilepsy"
"Revealed: Portraits Beneath One’s Surface"
"Memories for Sale"
"Fred and Emile"
2014 brought the premiere of “Raising Matty Christian,” a feature length documentary on the life of Matthew G. Christian (1983-2009) of Canton, Massachusetts who was born without full limbs and accomplished things that inspired thousands. The film has won 9 top film festival awards including the Best of Fest Audience Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Christian is currently developing multiple film projects, including the documentary mini-series “Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village,” which has been several years in the making.
A full filmography of Christian’s work may be delivered upon request.
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