Chris Szarka

Chris Szarka

Program Completed at the CFC

Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange

Completion Year


Current Information

Current Company

Fifth Ground Entertainment

Current Title



Chris Szarka left the corporate life to enter the world of Film & Television Production. Szarka has experience in Management, Marketing, Sales, Finance and Industrial Relations. In his last position at Coca-Cola he played an integral part in the successful merging of five plants/sales centers into one mega plant which was the largest capital investment ever made by Coca-Cola.

During the first year of his new career in production, Szarka financed and shot a TV presentation demo for Rent-A-Goalie; this presentation led to a development deal at Showcase and ultimately the green light to shoot three seasons (26 episodes). Rent-A-Goalie has received 22 industry nominations has and captured three awards. Szarka received two Gemini nominations and a CFTPA nomination for his work on Rent-A-Goalie. Szarka also produced the Gemini nominated documentary series The Rawside of… for IFC, & the award winning short LOONIE.