Chris Agoston

Chris Agoston

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Producers' Lab), Short Dramatic Film Program

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Current Information

Current Company

The Screen Asylum

Current Title

Freelance Producer/Director



A Toronto based Director and Producer, Chris' most recent feature - THE LOCKPICKER by Randall Okita - won the inaugural John Dunning Discovery Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. Prior to that he produced CAST NO SHADOW, a Newfoundland set drama-fantasy by Christian Sparkes that won 6 Atlantic Film Awards and was nominated for 4 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Picture.

On the series front, in late 2015 Chris launched THE PLATEAUS in partnership with CBC, Toyota Scion, and the Independent Production Fund. Directed, Produced, and Co-Edited by Agoston, the dark comedic series starred show creator Annie Murphy alongside supporting performances by Jay Baruchel, Elisha Cuthbert, Sarah Gadon, and Kevin Macdonald. The show launched simultaneously as a 10-part digital series and a 2 x 1 hour primetime CBC broadcast special.

In addition to being a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, Agoston is an alumnus of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, the Berlinale "Talents", and the Studio Programme at the Toronto International Film Festival.