Christian Ackerman

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

Christian Ackerman is an Indy Feature Filmmaker and owner of FastCoast Productions.  He specializes in low-budget-no-budget movies and special effects.  His works have been seen worldwide on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and on Television.  He teaches media classes at Corvallis High School and is a production trainer at the local MCAT television station.  He's a professional mime that has performed in First Night Missoula for over 25 years.  He's Produced, Written, Directed, and Starred in his personal motion pictures, "Wisconsin Project X", "Terror Vortex", "Zombies of the Living Dead", and currently in production "Grid Street" that can and will be seen on many platforms and TV.

Christian Ackerman is an award winning filmmaker. He is a State of Montana Certified Film Instructor. Christian had success with his films being distributed Worldwide. He is continually working on upcoming projects through his film company, FastCoast Productions. Website

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat 11:00 - 1:50 PM, American Zombie Idol: Search for a Zombiestar, Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Christian Ackerman, John D. Nilles

    Put on your best make-up and sprint, limp, or crawl down to the American Idol-style zombie contest. The panel of judges will choose the best zombie based on performance, theme, & overall effect. Judges include Christian Ackerman (Montana's preeminent zombie) and John D. Nilles (writer/director of "Saving For The Day.)" Grand prize wins a hero zombie role in Saving For The Day, a multi-genre epic feature film. Runner up wins a featured zombie role. Second runner up wins a background zombie rol

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Zombies, Monsters, Action!, Montana Boardroom
    Panelists: Christian Ackerman

    Come learn how make zombie monster movie special effects on the cheap. Find out how to make fake blood and to create gory special effects with just household items. Walk away with the knowledge of cost
    effective movie special effects to use in your next movie. There will be blood, gore, tips, and
    tricks using affordable ways to make the most fun and disgusting horror effects for your movies.

  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, We Make Movies and So Can You, Montana Boardroom
    Panelists: Christian Ackerman, John D. Nilles

    INDEPENDENT FILM PANEL - Writer/Director & cast of Saving For The Day offer insights to independent filmmaking. Saving For The Day is a multi-genre micro-budget epic including Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, and much more. We'll give tips, show clips, and have a Q&A after.

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