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“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence."
– Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, writer and speaker

Chris Rentzel, a Dallas, Texas native living in Portland, Oregon, started composing music at age seven. Growing-up years were spent musically, but Chris went on to study photography in college. While working 9-5 jobs, Chris combined music, photography, and his weird sense of humor in a series of short films. Because of those films, Chris was chosen to co-produce “The Jack E. Jett” television show. After the death of his stepfather James Crowe, a celebrated Dallas sculptor, Chris felt a calling to quit his day job and pursue artistic endeavors full-time.

In January 2008 he completed a feature-length film, The Many Strange Stories of Triangle Woman. Shortly after completion of the film, Chris discovered Portland, Oregon, where he relocated in May 2008. Since then Chris has written/co-written several short musicals and films (see CV to view), partnered in a cannabis farm, and opened/closed an art gallery:
Triangle Woman Gallery


Chris is currently enjoying working on his new video project ("Hello I'm Fine Cinema") and spending time hiking and playing pickleball!

artwork: Mark Bradford

Chris Rentzel

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