One-Line Bio

    I am just one soul, hidden among the fragmented many,

    searching for wholeness within the sea of the infinite.

Christopher Pufall


My LinkedIn site is here, for more up-to-date info (and my hair is now mostly whitened -- same length normally -- but I still see dirty blonde in mirror for some strangely esoteric reason):

My original goal in life (coming out of high school) was to be an astronaut, but I missed that in dramatic fashion by going off on other career tangents, although I would like to go into space if commercial trips ever get affordable in my lifetime. I've been doing more with my writing the past few years: screenwriting, metaphysical, inspirational. Since 2015, I've been working in the Film and TV industry -- 20th Century Fox, Disney, and NBCUniversal.

I put this little site up in 2005 and then abandoned the updates for a good number of years, which is why stuff like my favorite films list needs a refresh. I mainly keep this blog space for family and close friends, and for me to share a bit of my thoughts and writing. I tend to protect my solitude and have never been one to get caught up in the vast social networking, and so any posting/sharing I do is more confined to private groups (particularly magickal/metaphysical) and LinkedIn (professional/mundane side).


Writing, Red Cross (first responder training) & CERT III (community emergency response team), computers, reading (all types, as learning is everywhere), classical music, and Tangerine Dream. I have done some non-tandem skydiving, and if I ever move closer to a jump site, I will go back to it on a more routine basis. Other fun things I have enjoyed doing are flying in a sail plane, abseiling down Table Mountain (Cape Town), and going in a shark cage off the coast of Oahu to meet some 12-foot reef sharks.

My favorite movies are as follows, though needs a refresh (with those below the Top 7 or so in a sometimes varying order):

1. Dances with Wolves
2. Last Temptation of Christ
3. Ordinary People
4. Star Wars: A New Hope
5. Elephant Man
6. Excalibur
7. Shakespeare in Love
8. Magnolia
9. American Graffiti
10. Boogie Nights
11. Jaws
12. The Thin Red Line
13. Mr. Holland's Opus
14. Leaving Las Vegas
15. Crash
16. Godfather I/II
17. Schindler's List
18. There Will Be Blood
19. Patton
20. Casino

Other favorites are All the Harry Potter films, Upstream Color, A Separation, Dead Man Walking, The Right Stuff, Jerry Maguire, Bicentennial Man, Alien, Doctor Zhivago, Gandhi, Chariots of Fire, Citizen Kane, Network, The Sea Inside, Koyaanisqatsi, Ran, Kama Sutra, The Mission, South Central, Amadeus, To Kill a Mockingbird, Salaam Bombay, A Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Annie Hall, The Black Stallion, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Born on the Fourth of July, Hannah and Her Sisters, Glory, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Verdict, Superman I, The Killing Fields, The Andromeda Strain, Braveheart, Titanic, The Natural, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, Eraserhead, Broadcast News, Gladiator, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight , Batman Begins, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Inherit the Wind, The Ninth Configuration, Manhunter, Barton Fink, A Summer Story, Training Day, Unforgiven and My Life.

Of the past three to four decades, I found that my favorite years for movies were 1977, 1980-82 and 1995. My favorite television mini-series are Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, From the Earth to the Moon, and Jesus of Nazareth. Favorite television shows are The Tudors, Cosmos, Star Blazers (Space Battleship Yamato), Hill Street Blues, The Waltons, and Family.