Chris Valenti

If you’ve ever been frustrated by a relationship and you have a twisted, but healthy sense of humor, then Chris Valenti is the artist for you. Chris takes his romantic failures and frustrations personally and pours them out to you straight from his wry, twisted heart. Valenti\’s songs of struggles, blunders, and missed opportunities radiate the painfully funny universal suffering we all endure. His show is part music, part comedy, part therapy, and part romance – as well as action, adventure, mystery and sometimes horror. A philosopher of love – usually, the kind of love that did not exactly make it to that \’happily ever after\’ place, Chris writes and performs songs that touch upon the common truths of the humorous lives of single people. Songs like Passive Aggressive, about the cute little problems that get blown out of proportion in every sweet, loving relationship, and The Ghost of Your Ex, about dates who can\’t stop talking about their ex-boyfriends, strike close to home for those who can not reel in the full attention of their present partner. Don\’t Pass Out is a plea and warning to men and women everywhere to curb excessive drinking, especially on first dates. The upcoming album includes It\’s Hard to Find Someone Good Enough For Me, which nails the single person\’s core issue head on – and was featured on The Dr. Phil Show – and Everyone Can Be Replaced, a positive look at the end of relationships. Most shows end with Chris\’s new approach to women, Booty Call. A hopeful romantic with a wry sense of humor, Chris has the knack for using self-deprecation and vulnerability to write songs about the hazards and frustrations of love and attempted relationships. He’s become the cheerful motivator for the unlucky in love, because the best cure for a broken heart is laughing at someone else\’s.

04/10 2016

This movie director is more than happy to help you out on your first date…

This is other short film I made, along with The Exchange, with the funds from the Kickstarter campaign we did back in 2013!! It played at a number of film festivals.

Great cast includes Leilani Wyatt, Kerry Liu, Alejandra Morin, Kristine Kreska, Jimi Yamagishi, Steve Pellegren, Emily Banks, and many more. Much thanks to Nathan Paul, Chad Kukahiko, Sam Mestman, Sam Rosenthal, and all the other terrific folks at the We Make Movies film collective.

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04/10 2016

Porn flick rehearsal…

Featuring: Thom Rivera, Michael Beardsley, Jessica Rothert, Dawn Bower, Steve Brock, Mariah June

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Can your relationship handle the truth?

Featuring:
Doug Van Bebber, Laura Azevedo, Bob Bancroft, Felicia Marie, Chris Valenti, Kylia Azevedo-Jones, Brian Lally, Brendan Weinhold, Emily Banks, Ian Grey, Natalie Weldon, Hayley McCarthy, Lydia Nelson, Lou Johnson, Karen Jean Olds, Adam Pilver, Victoria Verdi, Michael Verdi, Lorenzo Marquez.

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Three Reels in one… Jump ahead
0:00 Horror / Thriller
3:00 Romantic Comedy
5:00 Characters

Chris Valenti Acting Reel 2016 from Chris Valenti on Vimeo.

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Honesty Trial Poster

My short film “February” (also known as “The Honesty Trial“) will have its world premiere this Friday at the Burbank International Film Festival as 1/12 of the feature film “TWELVEhttp://www.itsmyseat.com/events/340453.html

From what I’ve seen of it, this feature film turned out to be pretty darn impressive – I have to say. So many of the other short films in this collaboration are just terrific. I’m very excited to be a part of this thing!

The Fest is also a throwing a big party that night with a red carpet and lots of complimentary food and drinks. Your ticket to the movie gets you in to the party (which starts at 8:30 – our movie shows at 10:30 FYI – we’re going to the party first!!) Party info – http://www.burbankfilmfest.org/events/night-of-science-fiction-fantasy-horror/

Come join us Friday night for a lot of fun!!

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Proud to have DIRECTION’s world premiere at the 18th Dances With Film festival, held at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater.
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Chris Earth Valentine

Celebrate Valenti’nes Day with me at Genghis Cohen this Saturday night. Bring your loved one (or your lack-of one) and I’ll serenade you with love songs so heartfelt and sweet it’s criminal. If you know me at all, you know I’ve never been heartbroken or bitter. And this soft tenderness comes through in every song I’ve ever written for any loved one.

And if you’re wondering…. yes, we’ll have sex after.

Sat Feb 14, 8pm
Genghis Cohen
740 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

And a few other fun things coming up:

SENSITIVE JOHNSON screening – Sunday, March 8th, 8pm – Three of Clubs, 1123 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038. The film collective We Make Movies will be screening the feature film I wrote and shot a decade ago. It went to about 20 festivals and features a slew of terrific actors who, well, look really young. It’s the first public screening since 2007. The film has been called a cult classic, unfortunately I may be the only one in that cult. Join Me!!!!

14 DAYS OF VALENTI’NES SHORT ROM COM – If we’re not connected on Facebook, feel free to connect. During February I’ve been posting a romantic comedy short film I’ve made each day.

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This is one of the short films I made with the Kickstarter funds!! So far, it’s played very well at film festivals. In fact, my terrific co-star in this thing, Laura Azevedo, took home Best Actress in a Comedy back in August.

To be honest.. it’s kinda sorta a true story. I was a schmucky boyfriend once, what can I say? Share it.. Give it as a gift :)

Oh.. and save the date.. Someone coaxed me out of live music retirement… for one night at least. Saturday, Jan 17 9pm Genghis Cohen Restaurant 740 N Fairfax, Los Angeles 90069.

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Motorola invited me to make a short film with their new Moto X phone for a competition. Our film was a finalist! Shameless and Phantom of the Opera star Emmy Rossum provided the Voice Over. Laura Azevedo and Brendali Espiritu provided the talent and beauty!

Check it out. And subscribe to my youtube channel Emotional Wreck! Many more movies coming soon…

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Anna & Armed

The time has come! We’re having a big Afghanistan-tour reunion show with the Armed With Laughter comics – Debbie Praver, Lang Parker, Suzy Nece and Chris Valenti.

Come join us this Thursday, March 6 at the MBar in Hollywood, 1253 Vine St – doors at 7, show at 8. It’s a benefit for The Veterans Project and U.S. Tour of Duty Check out the Facebook Invite

But just like on that tour, we’re not doing anything small. We’re joining forces with a few veterans groups and their allies – including U.S. Tour of Duty, Team RWB, The Veterans Project and Charity Miles – to support the RUN ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR VETS by the amazing Ms. Anna Judd . Anna starts in Venice on March 22 and finishes in Washington Square Park, NYC, on June 26. Personally, I prefer Virgin Airlines, but I understand that sometimes the booking website can be a hassle. But Anna is dedicating the three months of her life to support veterans. Anna is a very special lady. We’re proud to be supporting her. Come to this show and support her as well! And meet her!

Rumor – A big name celebrity actor who owns a grammy has asked if he can perform a song! He’s known for supporting this cause…

This show will also feature a musical performance by the band Vayden, who will also be performing at stops along Anna’s run.

Come support and enjoy this great show. Debbie, Suzy, Lang and I have been waiting for the right moment to do an Afghanistan tour reunion show. This is definitely it. We performed for the active troops over there. Now we’re performing for the vets. We have some movies and photos we can’t wait to show, as we relive and tell some amazing stories from that trip. And stand up too!

A ten dollar donation will be accepted at the door – or you can also purchase online
There is also a $10 food minimum. So come hungry!!

Whether or not you can attend the show, please consider donating online to The Veterans Project.

Join us Thursday!!

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