Winning the lottery always seemed like free money, but somewhere along the line, you have to pay a price for everything you get and everything you do. The truth is...winning the lottery thrust my family into a terrifying situation, where it seemed no one could be trusted… maybe even myself.
"The Root of All Evil,"
a story about family drama, shattered dreams, greed, deception and murder.
In the end, I learned things aren’t always what they appear.
Chris is a freelance writer, director, and producer, working on both sides of the camera for short films, music videos, commercial shoots, documentaries, and narrative feature films.
His first feature screenplay, Pursuit, won the 'Powers Award for Excellence in Screenwriting' at the 2011 West Field Screenwriting Awards.
In 2013, he Executive Produced the documentary Bizarre: A Circus Story that premiered at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and was nominated for best documentary. In 2021, Eaton's TV drama pilot 'Desire Street' "Desire Street" and his pilot "The Rush" were second-rounders at the 2022 Austin Film Festival.
He wrote, directed, and produced a handful of short films - 'Split Oak,' 'Dance Card's Full,' 'The Deed,' 'Rack Em', and the animated short film, "Driftwood," winner of the "Bill Paxton Award" for Best Gold Coast Film at the 2023 Ojai Film Festival.
Chris wrote his first screenplay at fifteen years old and has been writing creatively ever since. Simultaneously, Chris has been a paralegal, an organic and treatment-free beekeeper, taught and performed at Circus Center in San Francisco, an organic fruit farmer in Australia, and an entrepreneur forming his own company 'Mystery Tin' where he produced educational card games and launched his own podcast network. He's also appeared in music videos for Face to Face and Hot Rod Circuit, as well as the Discovery Channel reality television show 'Mythbusters.'
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Hello my name is Kit Eldredge author of " Sleepwalking, are you living life by chance or by choice"
and the gripping new true life story, "The Root of all Evil."
I’m where I am today because, in so many ways, I didn’t know any better…and I like it that way! I’ve been so fortunate to have found the love of my life and soulmate, Marlene at an early age, which gave me the confidence to be the fearless life adventurer that I am today.
I wrote “The Root of all Evil” about a real life, crazy story we lived. Now we are making a movie about this incredible adventure and have asked Chris to be our co-writer and guide, as we enter the world of motion pictures, to tell our story.
Inspirational, self-help book with expressions that remind us to slow down our life pace, once in awhile to discover our potential opportunities.
An unassuming, ambitious couple have their lives fractured after winning a $4mm lottery, propelling them into a murky world of deception, shattered dreams and murder!