Christopher Beau Landon was born on February 27, 1975. He is an American film director. His profession is not only limited to the art of direction, but also covers producing films and screenplay writing. He is the son of the late actor Michael Landon. His parents divorced when he was four years old, and thereafter he lived with his father. Landon followed his father’s footsteps in filmmaking by studying screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, but he dropped out of the course and got an offer for a writing job from film director Larry Clark. Soon, he proceeded to co-write the script of 'Another Day in Paradise'. He was called a faggot by his peers during his time at Beverly Hills High School.
He made his debut in the field of direction with the thriller 'Burning Palms'. In 1999, he publicly accepted of him being a gay and was well aware that his sexuality would harm his potential in the industry. Most of his films dealt with gay themes and issues. Importantly '$30', one of the five components in 'Boys life 3', a collection of short stories dealing with the various problems faced by gays, and a script about the relationship between a straight man and a gay man. He has donned the role of screenplay writer for films such as 'Blood and Chocolate', 'The Flock', 'Disturbia'. Among these, Disturbia was acclaimed all over the world. It was initially brought to Montecito Pictures and then to DreamWorks Pictures. It was the No.1 box-office hit at the time of its release. He also worked on 'The Lesson'. His first TV project was 'Dirty Sexy Money'. He also worked on the screenplay of the film adaptation of the novel 'Wake'. He gained fame by directing the movies '
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 3
Paranormal Activity 4
'. He also made 'Scouts Guides to the Zombie Apocalypse'.