Christiano Dias

Writer + Director

Kitana Turnbull and Christiano Dias on the set of Monster in a House. Photo credit by Sam Zhang.


Hurricane Reviews


Monster in a house reviews

"MONSTER IN A HOUSE IS A MASTERPIECE" 

(excerpt)

“… I love Dias as a story teller, and I envy his never-ending creativity! I love the cast in this film, and masterful performances were delivered by Joe/Dad – Joseph Bottoms and Emma/Mom – Lisa Roumain, and of course the incredibly talented Miah – Kitana Turnbull. The practical effects in this monster flick were on point selling the imaginative vision of Dias, and giving some eerie proof that monsters do exist.”

Grant Lahaie - EpicPodQuest

"DIAS IS A FILMMAKER TO WATCH"

(excerpt)

“…in a one shot take, the director has to be REALLY on his game, and thankfully Dias and DP Michael Helenek realizes this and keeps impressive visuals on the screen throughout, finding dreamy wonder in the most ordinary of locations.”

Nicholas La Salla - Forest City Film Review

"A RIVETING, EMOTIONALLY HONEST FILM" 

(excerpt)

“…so beautifully constructed, so honestly written, and so marvelously acted that it's almost unimaginable that it is not among this year's Oscar nominees.”

Richard Propes - The Independent Critic


Illustrated by Jennifer Lange.

Illustrated by Ros Kovac, one line title by Quibe.

Illustrated by Ros Kovac.


Christiano Dias and Lisa Roumain on the set of the Cold War dark comedy, HURRICANE, 2016.

Christiano Dias and Corey Page on the set of HURRICANE, 2016.

Andrew Messersmith (Director of Photography) and Christiano Dias on the set of HURRICANE, 2016.

Hurricane screening at Deep in the Heart Film Festival at the Historic Hippodrome in Waco, TX.

Joseph Bottoms and Christiano Dias on the set of King Eternal.

Joseph Bottoms and Christiano Dias on the set of King Eternal.

Landon Pelant and Christiano Dias on the set of King Eternal. Photo credit by Gene Avakyan Photography. Read the Hollyshorts Filmmaker Spotlight article here.

Joseph Bottoms, Kitana Turnbull, and Christiano Dias on the set of Monster in a House.

Joseph Bottoms, Kitana Turnbull, and Christiano Dias on the set of Monster in a House.

Landon Pelant, Lisa Roumain, and Christiano Dias at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles premiere of King Eternal.

Christiano Dias and David Jay at the USA Film Festival premiere in Dallas, TX. 

Christiano Dias and David Jay at the USA Film Festival premiere in Dallas, TX. 


A video documenting the making of Monster in a House. BTS shot by Sam Zhang, Interviews shot by Andrew Messersmith and Luca Brinciotti.

Video interview with MovieMaker Magazine and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles covering the screening of King Eternal.


AWARDS, ETC.

2016-17 | Hurricane

  • 2017 Official Selection | Hope Film Awards | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | San Antonio Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | Lionshead Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | USA Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | Worldfest - Houston | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | Hill Country Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | LA Indie Film Festival | Hurricane 
  • 2017 Official Selection | Austin Film Society Showcase | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | Deep in the Heart Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Official Selection | Dam Short Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Accepted | Cannes Short Film Corner (Film Market) | Hurricane
  • 2016 Official Selection | Los Angeles Film Awards | Hurricane
  • 2016 Official Selection | Hollyshorts Monthly Screening Series | Hurricane
  • 2016 Official Selection | Culver City Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2016 Official Selection | Big As Texas Short Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2016 Official Selection | LAIFFA | Hurricane
  • 2016 Official Selection | El Cid LA | Hurricane

 

  • 2017 WINNER | Best Drama Film, Lionshead Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best War Film, Lionshead Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Director, Lionshead Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Cinematography, Lionshead Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Supporting Actor, Lionshead Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Platinum Remi Award, Cinematography | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Film, Boom Film Reviews | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Director, Boom Film Reviews | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Writing, Boom Film Reviews | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Actor, Boom Film Reviews | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Actress, Boom Film Reviews | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Supporting Actor, Boom Film Reviews | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Sound, Boom Film Reviews | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Trailer of the Week, Awardeo | Hurricane
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Actor, Deep in the Heart Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Gold Award, California Film Awards | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Best Director, Los Angeles Film Awards | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Best Actress, Los Angeles Film Awards | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Best Actor, Los Angeles Film Awards | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Audience Award, Hollyshorts Monthly Screenings | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Best Supporting Actor, BATSFF | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Best Comedy/Dramedy, LAIFFA | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Best Director, LAIFFA | Hurricane
  • 2016 WINNER | Best Produced Screenplay, LAIFFA | Hurricane

 

  • 2017 Nomination | Best Short Film, Deep in the Heart Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Best Comedy, Deep in the Heart Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Best Actor, Deep in the Heart Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Best Cinematography, Deep in the Heart Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Best Screenplay, Deep in the Heart Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Best Director, Deep in the Heart Film Festival | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Indie Spirit Award, IIFC | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Mary Austin Award - Producing, IIFC | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Best Supporting Actor, IIFC | Hurricane
  • 2017 Nomination | Best Actor, IIFC | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Dark Comedy, Los Angeles Film Awards | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Ensemble Cast, BATSFF | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Supporting Actress, BATSFF | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Soundtrack, BATSFF | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Art Direction, BATSFF | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Suspense/Thriller, BATSFF | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Ensemble Cast, LAIFFA | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Cinematography, LAIFFA | Hurricane
  • 2016 Nomination | Best Original Score, LAIFFA | Hurricane
  • 2016 Finalist | Best Short Film, Los Angeles Film Awards | Hurricane

2015-16 | Monster in a House

  • 2017 WINNER | Best Director | Boom Film Reviews | Monster in a House
  • 2017 WINNER | Best Sound | Boom Film Reviews | Monster in a House2016 Official Selection | El Dorado Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2016 Official Distribution Offer | Silicon Beach | Monster in a House
  • 2016 Official Distribution Offer | ShortsHD | Monster in a House
  • 2016 Official Selection | Palm Springs ShortFest Market | Monster in a House
  • 2015 WINNER | Best Short Film | LA Shorts Awards | Monster in a House
  • 2015 WINNER | Best Director | LAIFFA | Monster in a House
  • 2015 WINNER | Best Cinematography | LAIFFA | Monster in a House
  • 2015 WINNER | Gold Remi Award | 48th Annual Worldfest | Monster in a House
  • 2015 FINALIST | USA Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Bronx International Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | LA Film Awards | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | LA Shorts Awards | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | The Strange Film Awards | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | IFilmmaker Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | ITSA Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Laguna Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Maverick Movie Awards | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Salt Lake International Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | FilmQuest | Monster in a House (3 nominations)
  • 2015 Official Selection | LAIFFA | Monster in a House (4 nominations)
  • 2015 Official Selection | Chattanooga Film Festival | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Cannes Short Film Corner | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Hollyshorts Monthly Screenings | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Los Angeles CineFest | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | El Cid Short Film Night | Monster in a House
  • 2015 Official Selection | Indie Night at The Chinese Theater | Monster in a House

2014 | King Eternal

  • 2014 WINNER Gold Remi Award | 47th Annual Worldfest | King Eternal
  • 2014 WINNER | LA Cinema Festival | Best Student Film | King Eternal
  • 2014 WINNER | Hollyshorts Film Festival | Audience Award | King Eternal
  • 2014 | Official Selection | Cannes Short Film Corner | King Eternal
  • 2014 Hollyshorts Film Festival Monthly Screening Series | King Eternal
  • 2014 Official Selection | NewFilmmakers Los Angeles | King Eternal
  • 2013 Winner | CINE Golden Eagle | King Eternal

2006-13 | Others

  • 2013 Hollyshorts Film Festival Monthly Screening Series | Soar Like A Wave
  • 2013 Audience Award | Once A Week Online Film Festival | Soar Like A Wave
  • 2013 Official Selection | Cannes Short Film Corner | Soar Like A Wave
  • 2013 Audience Award | Once A Week Online Film Festival | Heatman
  • 2013 Award of Merit | Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood | Heatman
  • 2010 North Texas Review Published Short Story | The Mystic Observer
  • 2008 Audience Award | 48 Hours of Hell Film Race | Hellfire Collective
  • 2007 Finalist | Apple Insomnia Film Festival | Color
  • 2007 Texas Film Review Official Selection | 20
  • 2006 Apple Student Showcase | 20
  • 2006 Lonestar Emmy Award Nomination | Story