As a novelist and screenwriter C C Canning (Chris) draws on an early career that spanned advertising and journalism, corporate finance and the making of award winning wines, in a life spread across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, providing him with a rich lode of experiences and locations to mine for his characters and their stories. He has been a full time novelist and screenwriter since 2013 and his current projects are aimed at an international market across the mediums of film, music and both print and digital publishing.
In 2016 Chris was a finalist in the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest for the Musical Drama, “A Song for Leonard”, and a Finalist also in the 2016 Industry Insider Screenwriting Competition for the Action Thriller, “Hurricane Hacker”. His screenplay “Bedeviled” was selected in the Cannes 2017 Contest placing second in the Drama section. His novel, ‘Finding Albert Strange” is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and was a featured review in the November 2016 edition of KIRKUS REVIEWS. The screenplay adaptation under the title “A Day to Remember” is a Finalist in the 2017 Adapted Screenplay Contest and the 2017 Byron Bay Film Festival.
'Finding Albert Strange' begins on a beautiful autumn morning without a cloud in the sky as three generations of the Saville family set out to join the celebrations on the country's most important day of the year. Appearing to have everything, they quickly discover that the one thing that matters is missing ... and it is destined to become a day they will struggle to survive.