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What’s in a name, a lot. It’s one of the first things we say when introducing ourselves. Names have meaning, the meaning is significant.

Long ago I determined my first name in full best described me and my true to nature, Christopher. There are those who love to shorten names and to call me CB is okay.

On this leg of my professional journey, my loan-out corporation served me well, but there has always been something more, something greater poking around waiting to get out. A new name that best reveals who I am, what I stand for and encapsulates my vision.

My projects have always pushed the boundaries. I have never been afraid of that. The name of my corporation: New Reformation Pictures Ltd.

\ˈnü :being other than the former or old : of dissimilar origin and usually of superior quality. It is constant, fresh, cutting edge, innovation.

noun1. the action or process of reforming an institution or practice.
Relevant to culture yet challenging to those stoic in beliefs that this is the way things must be.

Take a snapshot of my recent series Prophets & Kings and one page in you will discover a reflection of my calling. To bring the stories revealing truth others only whisper about. Zoom out to a thousand foot view of my projects; from the passerby’s eyes; they are rugged, raw, nasty, controversial. Audiences will like this. The liberal-minded will think it is audacious to paint a ragged view of the sacred text that the conservative hold dear… they’ll like that. Not to be controversial for the sake of controversy, but because truth is controversial enough.

The fate of many rests in the journey of one, is more than a tag line of the dramatic series I created – it is the brand of a bigger picture coming. Illustrated in the banyan tree’s image I saw planted in my backyard with roots that sprout on the other side of the earth.

In my stories the hero overcomes against all odds: murder, scandal, sexual deviance, sacrifice, deception, corruption, manipulation, greed, self-serving gratification and in the mix are weak, vulnerable, questioning, uncertain wounded humans… we find real people just like us.

Names carry with them destiny and significance.

Like a master of a house who brings out of his treasury both what is new and what is old; delivering the relevance of the story to our lives today in an interesting, fresh way. Can we be bold enough to say, “A New Reformation”.

Christopher Bessette

Christopher M. Bessette is  a multi-award-winning writer, director, producer. He is an author, educator, public speaker and a member of the Director’s Guild of America and the Writer’s Guild of America.Twice honored with a nomination by Niagara College Canada for the prestigious Premier’s Award for outstanding achievements in Creative Arts & Design, Bessette has garnered many accolades at film festivals worldwide, including ten Best Picture, three Best Director, and a Best Screenplay award.

Married to his college sweetheart, he is a proud father of three and grandfather of two. He makes his home in Southern Ontario, Canada living on an acreage deeded to his family by the Crown of England over 200 years ago.

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  1. I love the name Christopher, simply because it starts with Christ. It’s a marvel how the Reformer of life itself wants to equip His prized creation to creatively and courageously do our part to keep His amazing reformation going. God has already used you mightily, Christopher. And the best is yet to come.

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