The Official Web Site of
CHRISTOPHER SIRMONS HAVILAND )
The G-rated movie Haviland co-produced in 1997, THE FIRST OF MAY, released worldwide on HBO, HBO Asia and HBO Family in 1999, is now on DVD! Starring Julie Harris (East of Eden, 1955), Dan Bird (The Hills Have Eyes, 2006), Mickey Rooney (Night at the Museum, 2006), Charles Nelson Reilly (The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, 1968-1970), Gerard Christopher (Superboy, 1989-1992), Tom Nowicki (Remember the Titans, 2000), and baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe DiMaggio in a cameo role!
Haviland's young adult fantasy novel Faith & Fairies
continues to expand its readership!
Faith & Fairies also circulates Hollywood as a major motion picture screenplay. We'll let you know if anything ever comes out of that.
Haviland's science fiction screenplay 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 is currently listed at Oscars.org.
CODE & CHEMISTRY was written to be shot on a very small
budget with very few locations. It is a multifaceted SF script
with a blend of satirical metaphores and hidden meanings, and a
dash of wit. Most of it takes place on a single set with a single
actor and deals with tech-isolationism (like MOON or CUBE),
in a retro-futuristic, surrealistic environment (like BRAZIL).
It explores human freedoms in an over-governed computerized
state (like THX-1138) but with a fun tone.
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 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 internet ad operations departments at Mail.com (1998-2002) and Questex Media (2004-2009). He was also the Director of Ad Operations at OpenX.