"This short thriller is beautifully made and very well acted... The skilled Chris Kerson, who plays Art, takes that flammable chemistry and pours a whole new dimension of angst into it."
Cult Critic Magazine Review
A film about how an addict in recovery can live life on life's terms and not pick up no matter what. Chris plays Janice's ex-boyfriend Trevor, addict, real estate agent, father and custody holder of their daughter Grace.
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Kerson stars as war veteran Tommy Donahue in this drama set in Philadelphia. Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Cost of a Soul was written and directed by Sean Kirkpatrick, and co-stars Will Blagrove, Judy Jerome, and Mark Borkowski. independent film of the year in I am Rogue” film contest.
In Another Zero in the System, Kerson plays a crooked cop dealing with drug-related crime in a predominantly African American district in Nyack. The film was written and directed by Independent Spirit Award Nominee Tim McCann, whose films have won awards at the Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival, and numerous other festivals.
Kerson worked on the film Angel Jellyfish with Bulgarian director Kristina Nikolova. Kristina had previously DP’d at least 7 films in L.A. and produced 3 features in Bulgaria featuring actors like Armand Assante and Ben Cross. Chris loved working with Kristina and got to play a volatile, unpredictable, and maybe sensual husband in an abusive relationship. The 7-minute film has a very unusual twist.
Modern Romance is a dark, gritty, and intense short. The film depicts the life and drug use of a prostitute in the inner city. Kerson plays Ray, the protagonist's pimp and the antagonist in the film. Independent Spirit Award Nominee Tim McCann mentored writer/director Jimmy Meheil. Tim reportedly kept calling Chris his "favorite actor" based on his performance in the hotel room scene, and in the editing of the film.
In Harmony, Chris plays Walter. On the outside, Walter might seem completely unassuming. He's your neighbor or acquaintance and a man who rarely warrants a second glance. He might be blue collar and good with his hands. On the inside, Walter is capable of horrific violence and is creepy or scary in an unexpected way.
In Awake, a dramatic short film set in Montauk and suburban New Jersey, Kerson co-stars as Lawrence Watkins, a giant in private equity who is now losing his mind and dying rapidly because of the rare genetic condition fatal familial insomnia.
Awake was produced, written and directed by Mark Finguerra and also stars Donovan Patton with Karen Giordano and Cristina Doikos in supporting roles.
Kerson plays a drug supplier that actors from the Actors Studio are trying to fool in a fake drug deal. The actors are impersonating undercover cops impersonating drug buyers. In this film, audiences can see how well Kerson reacts to figuring out something is wrong. Directed by Stephen Marro, also known for film short, Arrested Development.
Kerson plays the lead role, an emotionally abusive father of a young boy and mother. Directed by Felix Else.
A New York Jewish avant-garde playwright becomes involved with cocaine and softcore pornography in Prague. Can he make a comeback in New York trying to produce something that could be part of a Zeigeist of our times - a film that will cram softcore pornography and political satire into the same DVD?
Kerson had a lead in Ron Massucci's 2 Star State of Mind, an Independent feature in which he plays Brian, a white collar bad guy in a very unique film. Brian is a co-worker of our protagonist, Steve, who feigns an English accent to get ahead in life. Eventually, the character romances away Steve's girlfriend. This film was produced by Good Bye Blue Monday Productions.
Open is a story about profound yet simple lessons that life offers through our natural environment, and how those lessons can be perceived by one who seeks them. Kerson plays Alan Ritter, a real estate agent who was the one-time best friend of Jack, our protagonist. Their realtionship is estranged as Jack slips into depression and continuous misfortune. Eventually, Jack pushes Alan away and then later tries to reconcile the relationship.
Insult To Injury screened at Cannes and was the second collaboration of Kerson and writer/director Burke Roberts. Burke's first film with Chris, Jesus Rides Shotgun was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Jen Lynch, the producer on the film is David Lynch's daughter (Blue Velvet, Mullholland Drive). Jen directed Boxing Helena and Surveillance. Chris also received an associate producer credit for the film due to his involvement from the beginning and for bringing executive producer Omar Jermaine (who co-stars in the film) and Burke together.
Kerson plays Mr. Garey McKeon, the defense attorney for 3 men accused of committing a murder to collect the victims' life insurance. It stars David Moscow of Big, Bree Michael Warner of Officer Down.
Kerson's first feature and he was singled out for playing the religious fanatic Chad. This role introduced Chris to the business as a chameleon-like character actor. The film starred Harold Gould (Rhoda, The Sting) Corey Parker (Biloxi Blues), and Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager), The film played at the first Slamdance, as well as Berlin. It won at the Worldfest Film Festival.