Csaba’s mother was a well-known actress in his native Hungary and served as an inspiration for his lifelong support and passion for the performing arts, theater and film.
Csaba studied screenwriting in California with Terry Black and Shane Black. He studied filmmaking at the NW Film Center in Portland, Oregon. He has written a number of screenplays, including The Corvin Battalion about the teenage freedom
fighters of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution; City Kids, inner city teenager caring for his younger sibling after parents abandoned them, promoted by Michael Spielberg, until the producers sad, untimely death; and most recently, Anna, about a young woman with terminal cancer reconnecting with her estranged brother and considering Death With Dignity (in pre-production). Not surprisingly, Csaba’s cinematic passion is driven by social issues and a dedication to a highly professional, engaging and compelling way to present the message.
Over the past four decades, as an Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society physician, Csaba has been successful in a wide range of roles. He was an Assistant Professor at UCI Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology caring for children with cancer and Chief Medical Officer of the LifeTrac national transplant network. He built care management and palliative care programs at regional and national health plans as Medical Director at Moda Health and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Cambia Health Solutions. And he has been a healthcare consultant to Fortune 100 companies, including AT&T, American Airlines, Honeywell and Time Warner. On top of this, he has produced a number of corporate instructional and entertainment video projects, including a widely viewed leadership tribute video for the American Diabetes
As Board President of Third Rail Repertory Theatre, he led a small ambitious startup theater troupe to be one of the top-rated theater companies in the Pacific Northwest. During a decade of support and Board leadership of Janus Youth Programs, he helped the organization address heartbreaking social issues helping rebuild the lives of young victims of domestic violence, abuse, and sex trafficking, and LGBTQ+ youth who ended up on the streets, rejected by their families. He has also been a longtime supporter of p:ear, an amazing organization that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.