Christopher Bessette

Biography

Christopher Mark Bessette is a multi-award winning motion picture writer/director/producer. In 2012 Bessette was honored with the province of Ontario Canada, Premier's Award nomination for outstanding achievement in the field of Creative Arts & Design. Bessette has led an international career; while producing a program for Family Channel, Bessette worked with producers in 13 nations. He is the recipient of two best director awards, the first for his feature film “The Enemy God” at the 2008 ARPA International Film Festival in Hollywood. The most recent feature film written and directed by Bessette was shot in Bangkok, Thailand. “Trade of Innocents” deals with the issue of human trafficking, specifically as it pertains to the sale of children. The movie stars: Dermot Mulroney, Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino, John Billingsley and Trieu Tran. Among its recognition, it was awarded Best Drama and Best Director at the 32nd Annual Festival of Film Breckenridge and the 2012 ICVM Gold Crown Award for Best Picture, as well as Best Feature at the Toronto Cornerstone International Film Festival in 2012. For their roles in the film, Mulroney and Sorvino received Best Actor/Actress nominations at the 2013 Milan International Film Festival in Italy. Bessette is married to his high school sweetheart Toni. They make their home on land deeded to Bessette’s United Empire Loyalist ancestor, 200 years ago by the Crown of England. Their home is in southern Ontario, Canada. Christopher and Toni have 3 children: Rachel, Michael and William. Their son Michael and daughter-in-law Melissa are expecting. Christopher and Toni anxiously await the arrival of their first grandchild. “The Mythamöhre” is Bessette’s first novel.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Before I was in kindergarten (4 years old), my parents used to buy me Marvel comic books. After they told me the story, I'd have my mom cut out the characters so I could slide them around the table and make my own stories. It's in my DNA to be a story teller. That naturally progressed in my school years, into college and after. The first big "ah-ha" moment came 10 years after college, on a flight from Toronto to BC. On the plane the stewardess offered a prize to the person who could write "in-the-style-of" the best David Letterman Top 10 Ways to Avoid Airsickness. When she read mine over the intercom, I had the entire plane laughing and cheering. I won the prize but bigger than that, I heard a live audience respond to my writing. Encouraging.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The inspiration for “The Mythamohre” came from the sad but true story of a famous Hollywood producer. He had reached the pinnacle of the movie industry and was riding the crest of success. Success meant he could live in excess without limits. It was that excess that ended his life. A friend, John Garner was preparing to speak and asked me for information on the Hollywood mogul. The illustration John gave of a life lived without boundaries was thought provoking. It caused me to think of (The-Myth-of-More) “the Mythamohre” in tangible ways and my characters journey was born.
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Where to find Christopher Bessette online


Videos

Trade of Innocents trailer #1
TRAILER FROM Christopher Bessette's movie: Dermot Mulroney (The Grey, J. Edgar) combats the seedy underworld of Human Trafficking / Child Sex Trade in "TRADE OF INNOCENTS" Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) plays his wife, working in aftercare for the young girls rescued - they both come face to face with their deepest regret and painful memory; losing their own daughter. MOVIEGUIDE calls it a "A POWERFUL... IMPORTANT MOVIE". Get Bessette's fantasy quest novel: THE MYTHAMÖHRE at Smashwords

Interview with Christopher Bessette on the Mythamohre
Recorded at CKTB studios for the Larry Fedoruk show. Christopher Bessette speaks of his fantasy novel "The Mythamöhre"

Books

The Mythamöhre
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,570. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
An archeological discovery reveals man existed long before anyone thought. A quest set in motion during ancient times, discloses a powerful evil that threatens mankind today. In that ancient time: a village mystic sends the sole survivor on a quest to find the warrior capable of defeating the supernatural forces holding the world captive. The fate of many rests in the journey of one.

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