Christopher S. Childs
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I was born in Laurel, Mississippi and raised in Athens, Georgia. As a teenager I quickly leanred my guitar playing skills weren't quite up to snuff so I picked up a camera and I began my filmmaking work by filming over 150 concerts in the Atlanta area in the late 90s and early 00s. Those hundreds of tapes are now being digitzed and preserved for all as The Atlanta Punk Archive.
I graduated from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Mass Communication and Journalism, where I produced, directed and edited a documentary on evangelical professional wrestlers. The film, God's Tackle Box screened at film festivals around the country.
While studying documentary film theory at the New School in New York City, I worked for a range of filmmakers. Most notably, I worked for Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger) of Troma Films and Albert Maysles’ (Gimmie Shelter, Grey Gardens, Salesman) of Maysles Films.
Shifting my focus and career back to the South, I've since gained experience in managing a television station, producing over a 1000 programs. In addtion to producing and directing for cable television, I saw a need to bring independent film to my local community where I hosted some two dozen free film screenings at the local Cultural Arts Center, all of which featured a moderated Q&A session with the filmmaker, hosted by myself.
Most recently, I joined the University of Georgia as Marketing and Communications Broadcast Manager where I utilize my creative and production expertise to promote the University’s research initiatives. Between my art and professional work, whether you have cable or venture to art cinemas, you’ve likely seen film footage I’ve shot or produced!