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Chris Kraus
Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus

Los Angeles, CA USA

"I was so over saturated with hearing other people's things and serving other people's work … I was like, I've heard enough-it's my time now to start putting something out."

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Chris's work combines: Film, Writing, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life


I'm a writer, filmmaker and artist.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    By 21, she was a senior journalist with a nice apartment, car, dog, but was unhappy, says she "hated the sound of [her] own voice."

  • 2.

    Was part of what she calls the "Great Female Migration" to New York; played a Patti Smith record and decided to move there.

  • 3.

    Originally went to New York to be an actress but learned that wasn't going to work out; took a series of "bad temp jobs."

  • 4.

    Realized filmmaking might be another good medium; "could've made films forever, except that no one wanted to watch them."

  • 5.

    Got the chance to make a feature film, put in three-and-a-half years, then it didn't get shown anywhere.

  • 6.

    Was in "complete despair," ended up getting in a car accident because she was so disconnected and unhappy.

  • 7.

    Developed a "crush" and put her energy into writing love letters; finally had "something to live for," letters became her first book.

  • 8.

    Started writing novels; can't believe she hadn't started writing earlier, says she was "like a horse out of the gate," she'd found her passion.