Christina Piovesan

Christina Piovesan

Affiliated Program

CFC Film

Biography

Christina Piovesan
Producer

Under her production banner First Generation Films, Christina Piovesan produces content across platforms.

Projects in development include a factual series about trendy fashion bloggers The Coveteur set up at Bell Media. Most recently, FGF completed a factual web series called “Swipe!” for popular web browser Firefox Mozilla.

Piovesan’s last film The Lesser Blessed starring Benjamin Bratt, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is being sold worldwide by eOne Entertainment. The film was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Piovesan’s past credits include The Whistleblower starring Rachel Weisz, Amreeka, directed by Cherien Dabis, and she was a co-producer on Red Lights directed by Rodrigo Cortes. Her films have been nominated for several awards include the Gothams, Independent Spirit Awards, NAACP Award, Genies, Humanitas Award and winning several including the FIPRESCI Prize for Amreeka at the Cannes Festival in 2009. 


Upcoming features include Strange But True, directed by The Pastor Brothers, American English directed by Ian Rashid, and Arq, an indie sci-fi executive produced by Peter Block.

Producer Christina Piovesan received a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California where she produced several short films winning a student Emmy Award. She worked as a content analyst at Telefilm Canada and she started her career in the TV lit department at the William Morris Agency.

Christina Piovesan is the founder and principle of First Generation Films, a production company dedicated to telling stories with distinctive and diverse points of view. Past films include the Cannes Winner “Amreeka” directed by Cherien Dabis; Palm Springs Peoples Choice Winner “The Whistleblower” directed by Larysa Kondracki and starring Rachel Weisz; “LIFE” directed by Anton Corbijn; “Regression” directed by Academy Award winning director Alejandro Amenabar starring Ethan Hawke. FGF also produced Chloë Sevigny’s directorial debut “Kitty,” which closed Critics Week at Cannes in 2016 and premiered on Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology.

Most recently, FGF produced Patricia Rozema’s “Mouthpiece” selected to open Special Presentations at TIFF 2018. Upcoming commercial releases include “Paper Year,” written and directed by Rebecca Addelman and starring Eve Hewson and “Strange But True” directed by Rowan Athale, which will be released by CBS Films later this year.

Producer Christina Piovesan’s recent collaboration with Elevation Productions, a newly formed production arm of Elevation Pictures, has her in post-production on Semi Chellas’ directorial debut “American Woman” starring Hong Chau and Sarah Gadon. Upcoming films include “Dali Land” directed by Mary Harron and starring Sir Ben Kingsley.