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, short stories, and comedy sketches. During their time in college, Chris began production group Bad Haircut Productions with several friends and collaborators. Inspired by websites such as Giant Bomb, Polygon and Rooster Teeth, Bad Haircut produced written articles, podcasts, and videos involving the group's love and interest in various pop culture topics. 

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. Additionally, Chris contributes to Screen Rant. Chris is also seeking freelancing opportunities, writing about political and social issues in movies, television, and games. With their many passions in pop culture, they intend to pursue a career in media journalism and to continue creating video and podcast content on the internet.