Christopher Arcella

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writer/director/designer

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Christopher earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture where he worked as an assistant to the director of the Virginia Tech Multimedia Lab. Following graduation he gained experience as a designer at IDEO San Francisco and Blu Dot before running an interaction design studio called RUNROBOTS. During this time Christopher built his writing and directing skills by making many of his own movies and working part time at the office of independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. Over the years he has consistently maintained this balance between writer, director and designer resulting in a versatile creative process.

Christopher’s movies have screened at numerous festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival where he received a Golden Gate Award, Indie Lisboa where he receive an Onda Curta award and Scanners: the Video Festival by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. His shorts have been selected for curated collections such as Fandor and Wholphin (a quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney’s) as well as various television programming worldwide. Christopher has also created several music videos, some of which have played in regular rotation on MTV.

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