Born and raised in New York, Christianna Carmine had spent much of her early life as a stage actor, with a strong interest in the human condition. As she began to amass a body of stage credits, her fascination with human nature continued to grow, influencing her work as a performer, and leading her to study psychology at the graduate level.
After completing her Masters’ Degree in Psychology with a focus on criminal sociopathy, Christianna continued to pursue a career in film. While working with professionals on network television shows and feature films as an actor, Christianna’s attention became drawn towards the art of filmmaking. In 2011, she wrote and directed her first short, To Live and Try in LA, shot on 16mm.
In 2016, Christianna wrote, directed and produced her second short film, Darryl, which premiered at the GI Film Festival in 2016 and has screened at several other film festivals to date. Darryl has won awards for Best Female Director and Best International Drama, and has been licensed by VetStreamTV. In 2017, Christianna was hired to direct her 4th film, Solstice Ranch which stars The Real O’Neals’ Matt Shively, Will and Grace's Ryan Pinkston and Marlon star, Essence Atkins. Most recently, Christianna was hired to direct a series of narrative shorts for the Pasadena Community Foundation, and is in pre-production on the second film in the series.