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Chris Hennessy has been living and working in Northern CA as an independent Filmmaker, TV Producer, author, and motivational speaker since 1990. He moved his family to Woodland, CA in early 2018. Hennessy has been busy producing his award-winning cable TV Show, Yolo YoYo’s, writing his upcoming memoir book, ‘Touched by Hannah,'' and creating short films he writes/produces/directs. Chris hopes to soon finish writing Touched By Hannah and have it published(late 2023). He believes he can turn Yolo YoYo’s into a Netflix/Amazon film. “Hannah and I are also filming a music video this summer (2022). And of course, I'll also have Hannah's friends over for several pool/ice cream parties."
Laurels, awards and other accomplishments:
Yolo YoYo’s Season #1 was awarded Best New TV Series Sacramento channel 18, 2019. The 12 episodes aired Sept thru December 2019 and got 125,000+ views on Facebook. Yolo YoYo’s season 2 finale episode, ‘The Stage; Following our Wildest Dreams!’ won, 'Best Narrative Episode,’ at the 2022 ACM Western Region WAVE Cable TV Awards. Yolo YoYo’s premier episode season 2 (Feb 2021), 'Miracles on College St.' Daddy & Daughter Tread on Deathbeds, was a finalist at the 2022 ACM Western Region WAVE Cable TV Awards. ‘Miracles,’ a short documentary and promotional film for 'Touched by Hannah,’ is a finalist at the upcoming Manhattan Film Festival, New York City (June 2022). ‘Touched by Hannah’ Is a true story about a man with cancer (Chris). His 1 lb. newborn (Hannah)). And their fight for life. Their story has already been featured on NBC TV, KGO-810 San Francisco, and is slated for release late 2023. Hennessy’s music video, Yuba Twenty-Twenty, was recently awarded Best Film at the Yuba City arts & culture 2021 Film Festival. Hennessy’s ‘Comedy Club Anniversary Roast’ was a top-five finalist at the 2022 Houston Comedy Film Festival. “I’ve recently submitted 4 different films to various U.S. Int'l film festivals, and have two ‘Best Film’ awards & 2 ‘top 5’ finalists. I feel like a rock star who has got four songs in the top 10!” Chris produced dozens of company films for Google, Folsom State Prison, eBay, Office Max, Stanford University, The American Cancer Society, etc. He also produced 1500+ weddings/events before retiring from 'The Grind' in 2018 to focus on his writing, personal film/TV projects and family. Chris attributes his current success to all that consistent hard work, down in the trenches (1990 thru 2018).
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