Scalia: Portrait of a Man & Jurist


‘Scalia: Portrait of a Man & Jurist’ is a just-completed 80-minute feature documentary from Mad Universe and director Chris Mortensen examining the judicial life, influence and legacy of the controversial and influential Supreme Court Justice who – in the words of his colleagues – will go down in history as one of the most important Supreme Court Justices ever because he changed not only the court but the law itself. Film includes interviews with five sitting Supreme Court Justices and is currently available on Hulu, iTunes and Amazon. Also at

Mad Universe Wins Emmy

In June 2015, Chris Mortensen received a L.A. area Emmy Award for writing and directing a one hour special for ABCTV celebrating Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The special was produced by Hollywood-based Yu & Company. Executive producers Garson Yu and Carol Wong also received Emmys.

“The Moneychangers” Begins Pre-Production

April 2014 marks the start of our newest project: The Moneychangers, a feature-length documentary film that for the first time addresses and examines the viability, legitimacy and fairness of our current financial system. The film will include interviews with economic historians, leading financiers, philosophers, politicians, religious leaders, entrepreneurs and the man-on-the-street to provide a provocative, informative and controversial examination of this highly charged, largely misunderstood topic.

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Mad Goes West for College America

Winter/Spring 2014 – Assigned to produce a package of TV spots and a motivational film for College America Services, the Mad crew toured the American West including stops in California, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona. The spots will begin airing later this spring.

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Holiday Season TV Special For Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

In January 2014, “Imagine”, a one-hour special celebrating Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, hosted by Gray’s Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw and produced, written and directed by Chris Mortensen aired on ABC7.

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