Born and raised in the world of commercial production, Kris began his film editing career working as an apprentice at the legendary television commercial editorial company Palestrini Post Production, founded by his father, renowned film editor, John Palestrini. The company evolved to be known as Blue Rock, and today, as the Lively Group, one of the premier post-production facilities in New York City.
While editing the work of noted television commercial directors, Kris’ interests shifted to becoming a director/editor. Building on the entrepreneurial spirit he inherited from his father and the successful working relationships he established with advertising agencies and brands, Kris launched Krispy Pictures in 2005. With an artistic eye, outstanding technical ability, state of the art resources and a fundamental understanding of how to engage and connect with the audience, Krispy Pictures is creating a new benchmark for what can be achieved when a project is driven by professionals with integrity, uncompromising standards, passion for their craft and a genuine belief that how you succeed is equally as important as success itself.