Christopher Beyette is the founder and CEO of Rebel of Motion Picture, as well as resident film director, producer and writer.
Chris went to school in Gilbert Plains, MB until grade eleven. During this time he became interested in film and television and longed to be involved in the movies. He volunteered with the local access television station and learned basic videography which helped him learn rudimentary filmmaking.
He started grade twelve in Dauphin at the D.R.C.S.S. high school and then moved with his parents and sister to Thompson, MB. in October of 1989. He finished his Highschool at R.D. Parker Collegiate in 1992. His time at R.D. Parker helped foster his love of acting and solidify his career direction. He helped create and direct a couple short films and started a talk show on the access station.
He went to Assiniboine Community College in Brandon and received his diploma in Media Production. He went back to Thompson to take jobs in television at NCI and Videon.
In 1994 he co-created and directed two short films called “Karatekop” and “Karatekop 2: The Revenge of Valeclava”. “Karatekop 2” won honorable mention in the open professional at the Westman Media Cooperative Awards.
In the fall of 1995 Chris moved back to Brandon and got a job with CKX television in early 1996.
Has worked on numerous projects both professionally and voluntarily over the last 16 years — mainly in TV but also in film. He has garnered accolades in the TV news industry and film fest circuit for his work.
Chris has been mainly behind the camera for most projects but is no stranger to acting and performing in front of the camera either. He can be seen in most anything he produces and directs, and has also been cast in several roles produced and directed by other individuals in both Canada and the United States.
His first feature film is the 2006 production entitled “Gun of the Fallen”, a revenge drama with western style overtones. His 2009 project was “Pocket Change”, an award winning short dramatic social commentary (Real to Reel Film Fest Winnipeg) which he won best film in the Manitoba shorts category. Chris also has another short film entitled “A Tell Tale Haunting”, a dramatic horror based on Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Tell Tale Heart”. Currently he has just finished a music series entitled “Wheat City Live” for MTS On Demand about local Brandon bands. Recently back from a trip to Hollywood, he also is in the pre-production stages for a web series called “Agents of the Unexplained” of which a pilot episode has already been shot and completed.
As of 2013, Chris is working on a historical documentary about an Air Force plane crash in the Riding Mountain National Park back in 1944 as well as a community profile on the Brandon Boxing Club for “patchworks”.