The Official Web Site of
CHRISTOPHER SIRMONS HAVILAND )
The G-rated movie I co-produced in 1997, THE FIRST OF MAY, released worldwide on HBO, HBO Asia and HBO Family in 1999, is now on DVD! Starring the late Julie Harris, Dan Bird, Mickey Rooney, the late Charles Nelson Reilly, Gerard Christopher, Tom Nowicki, and the late baseball legend Joe DiMaggio in a cameo role!
My young adult fantasy novel Faith & Fairies
continues to expand its readership!
Faith & Fairies also circulates Hollywood as a major motion picture screenplay. I'll let you know if anything ever comes out of that.
My science fiction screenplay CODE & CREATION (formerly entitled CODE & CHEMISTRY) was
Semi-Finalist in the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
(sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, of Oscar & Emmy fame). It was one of 129 best out of 7,197 entries, making it among the 1% best unproduced screenplays in the world according to the Academy, in the biggest screenwriting competition in history until that time. It was listed at Oscars.org.
CODE & CREATION was a semifinalist in the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting (judged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences); one of 129 out of a record 7,197 entries worldwide -- placing it among the top 1% best).
It is a low-budget multifaceted SF script with a blend of satirical metaphors and wit. Most of it takes place on a single set with a single actor, interacting with other characters on "cam-screens."
Exploring the erosion of freedoms by technological isolationism (like THX-1138, MOON or CUBE), the story symbolizes the parallel reality theories of quantum physics against a quasi-futuristic, absurdly dysfunctional environment (like BRAZIL).
In a computerized underground reality, where there is no such thing as "male," women are created in retro-tech habitats and spend their lives in isolation, using machines to create other women in other habitats. But the society is turned upside-down when a man is created by accident.
Read C.S. Haviland's short story "The Reality Division"
published in Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad!
Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad
Mundania Press: 2009 Edition (left)
Marietta Publishing: 2008 Edition (right)
Winner of the 2009 EPPIE!
Read C.S. Haviland's short story "Change" published in
PRONTO! WRITINGS FROM ROME,
which includes contributions from
and many others...
Pronto! Writings From Rome
Writers House Books: 2002
Christopher Sirmons Haviland is a graduate of the Radio/TV/Film program at the University of North Texas (1988) and over the years he has received personal training in fiction writing from Lawrence Montaigne, Terry Brooks, Ben Bova, John Saul and Dorothy Allison.
Haviland also works in the internet industry, having been among the founding staff of what became About.com (1996-1998), and founded online ad operations departments at Mail.com (1998-2002) and Questex Media (2004-2009). He was also the Director of Ad Operations at OpenX. He is currently the Mobile Communications Ad Operations Manager for ISIS in Dallas, TX.