Chris Leary is a director and actor with Box Party Films. Raised in Orlando, FL, he began his career at an early age acting in local commercials and independent films. His adult life began with with a move behind the camera. After graduating from Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Chris has combined his early love for performance with his newfound passion for directing, and currently resides in Los Angeles where he actively pursues both.
His work deals with themes of family, isolation, and sacrifice. Stories lensed in hyper-realistic settings; putting ordinary people in larger than life scenarios and exploring how they would realistically navigate such a world. Among his biggest influences are Derek Cianfrance, Sam Raimi, and Aaron Sorkin.
Born in Boston in 1994, Chris’ career first began as a child actor in the early 2000s. Since then his passion for filmmaking has taken him behind the camera and he graduated from Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts in 2015 where he met many of his future collaborators for this film. He now resides in Los Angeles where his career has come full circle, working both sides of the camera as an actor and director.
Previous works include Fear Pharm (2021), Hometown Dan (2018), and Wolf Spirit (2015)
He directs and stars in his latest project, Footnotes, the first original feature film produced by Box Party Films. His other company credits include directing his short film, Hometown Dan, Director of Photography for Hunter Truman's West Palm and Gaffer for Aleksandra Hansen's The Hole in the Floor. Chris is represented by Andrews Talent Management.