In the Spotlight: Christopher Annino

Christopher Annino is a man of many faces, throughout his life he has worked in the circus, as a fireman, a professional wrestler, an actor, and a director/producer.

Christopher was trained to be a professional wrestler by Susan Tex Green and Furman “Big Hoss” Jeffords. He later would go on to form friendships with his idol, Killer Bee Brian Blair, Gary Wolf AKA Pitbull #1 as well as Chris Michaels from ECW. He owes these three a great deal as they helped him in some of his darkest times

Christopher got into filmmaking because of his experiences with the movies Hook (1991) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) which opened his eyes to how stories could be told well through film. He also went to clown school which helped land him a role in the Jerry’s Kids Marathon on the Connecticut based CBS affliate channel WSFB. Later on in life after a bad injury which saw his back destroyed Christopher decided he would direct films.

Christopher has helped direct, produce, and star in multiple films some of these include Attack of the Zombie Tumors, Silent Times, and Crucifire. He also has multiple productions in the works as well. Most of his films star professional wrestlers in some capacity. He feels that wrestlers should be seen as a hybrid of actors and athletes and that they are the finest of both genres. According to him their ability to adapt and improvise at a moment’s notice is a massive asset in filmmaking. Some of the productions currently in the works include Killer Bees Society, Circle of Champions the History of Woman’s Pro Wrestling, and The Lolipop Gang.

Christopher’s films are not the only ones he has worked on, he did some directing and acting in Biju Viswanath’s Marathon, he was also a production assistant on the Richard Gere starring Hachiko: A Dog’s Story. If you check out his IMDb profile it is absolutely chock-ful.

Killer Bees Society Angel Orsini and Brian Blair

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