Made in the Philippines, Born in California, Raised in Pennsylvania, Living and Breathing in Pop Culture.


Chris Compendio is a writer from the Philadelphia Main Line, and their love for movies, TV, theatre, and games has led them to work for various mediums. writing since their time in middle school, Chris has written screenplays, newspaper articles, short stories, reviews, and comedy sketches.

Chris graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in the Spring of 2016 with a degree in Information Systems and Creative Writing. They served as an Editorial Intern for Paste Magazine, writing features and news stories about entertainment and politics on a daily basis. Currently, Chris writes news stories and film reviews for Flixist, the film branch of popular video game website Destructoid, and video game news, editorials, and reviews for DualShockers. Chris is the co-host of a podcast called AP Marvel,  which discusses political and social themes in relation to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. AP Marvel has since expanded to a Patreon-funded Medium publication, accepting pitches from MCU fans on the margins—Chris serves as the editor-in-chief for this project.

Chris has had written pieces published on Film Inquiry, Videodame, ZEAL, and CapsuleCrit, with seven of their game criticism pieces being featured on Critical Distance. They formerly wrote as a freelance writer for ScreenRant and currently freelances for The Stacker, with pieces syndicated on MSN and local news sites nationwide. They are still seeking freelancing opportunities, wanting to write about political and social issues in movies, television, and games. With their many passions in pop culture, they intend to further their career in media journalism and to continue creating video and podcast content on the internet.