Christopher S. Childs

Artist/Filmmaker/PR Wizard

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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!


Broadcast Manager

The University of Georgia

Promote UGA’s faculty to local and national television broadcast. Develop, implement, and enforce the University film policy. Review all third-party film production requests on behalf of USG/UGA on property throughout the state. Produce live interviews from UGA’s remote-link studio for national broadcast outlets. Respond to media inquiries on behalf of the University. Pitch UGA stories and expertise to the media. Develop and teach, faculty media training. Produce, direct, edit, and shoot video.

2021 - Present

Broadcast Coordinator

The University of Georgia

2018 - 2021

Television Station Manager

WTV21, City of Winder

Produced, directed, edited, and filmed all content on the station’s 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week, cable television broadcast channel. Produced some 100+ television programs annually. Financial, budget administration. Maintained Linux and MS servers. Technical oversight, repair, and maintenance of satellite equipment to maintain broadcast. Facility management of the Coleen ‘O Williams Theater, a 225-seat performance venue. Booking of the facility for community theater, rentals, non-profit events, and film screenings.

2011 - 2018

Television Producer/Editor

WTV21, City of Winder

Produced television programming on location, live, and in-studio. Camera operation for all locally produced programming. Non-linear editing and post-production. Assist in the development of multiple television talk shows. Weekly production of county, city commission meetings.

2010 - 2011

Instructional Technology Technician

Auburn University

Created College of Liberal Arts media projects, including short-form documentaries, promotional DVDs, video content for iTunes, YouTube. Distributed, collected, and maintained A/V equipment for faculty and students. Trained students, faculty and staff in the use of equipment. Developed user documentation and instructional manuals.

2009 - 2010

Production Cordinator

Maysles Films, Inc.

Arranged production logistics on behalf of Maysles films on-location shoots. Researched and secured clearance rights. Managed budget for various productions. Hired of below-the-line staff. Coordinated film crews on location. Sound/boom operation on location. Provided technical assistance with Maysles non-profit cinema, Maysles Documentary Center.

2007 - 2008


The University of Georgia

Master of Journalism
Emerging Media

GPA: 4.0

Anticipated graduation: 2023

Athens Technical College

Associate of Applied Science
Networking Specialist - Computer Information Systems

GPA: 4.0

(36/42 Credit hours) 2016 - 2018

The New School

Master of Arts
Media Studies

GPA: 3.93

2006 - 2008

The Unversity of Georgia

Bachelor of Journalism

GPA: 3.64

2003 - 2005

Film Screenings

Re-presenting Prelinger

Documentary/Non-fiction, 6mins

2017 – “Archive Fever – Learning with the Lights off,” Other Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2017 – Athens Picture Show, Athfest, Ciné, Athens, GA

2016 – “After School Special – Educational Films,” Contraband Cinema, Ponce De Leon Library, Atlanta, Georgia

Untitled SP#2

Abstract/Non-fiction, 6mins

2014 – 6x6 Media Arts Events, “Disaster,” Ciné, Athens, GA

Tear Drops

Abstract/Non-fiction, 1mins

2014 – 6x6 Media Arts Events, “Escape,” Ciné, Athens, GA

Untitled SP#1

Abstract 16mm, 6mins

2009 – “Avant to Live,” Contraband Cinema, Beep Beep Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2009 – 6x6 Media Arts Events, “Light,” Ciné, Athens, GA

2007 – Riffi, Film Series, East Village

Double Your Pleasure...Eight Times the Therapy

Documentary, 20mins

2007 – Vine Short Film Festival, Santa Monica, CA

2007 – Truth Be Told Film Festival, Tishman Auditorium, Greenwich Village, NY

2007 – New Filmmaker’s Series, Anthology Film Archives – NYC, NY

God's Tackle Box

Documentary, 40mins

2007 – Artist Talk/Screening, ‘The Relationship of Film to Reality’, The New School, Greenwich Village, NY

2007 – Artist Talk/Screening, Grady College, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2006 – Redemptive Film Festival, Virginia Beach, VA

2006 – Dixie Film Festival, Athens, GA

2006 – Rome International Film Festival, Rome, GA

2006 – Charlotte Film Festival, Charlotte, NC

2006 – Staten Island Film Festival, Staten Island, NY

Film Promotion

From 2012-2018 I had the pleasure of promoting and hosting independent film at the Winder Cultural Arts Center. With each film screening I lead and on-stage discussion between myself, the filmmaker, and the audiences.

78/52 w/ filmmaker Alexandre O. Philipp

QUEST w/ filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski

LIYANA w/ filmmakers Amanda and Aaron Kopp

JACKSON w/ director Maisie Crow

SOUTHWEST OF SALEM w/ film subject Anna Vasquez

WHEN GOD SLEEPS w/ dir., Till Schrauder

SPEED SISTERS w/ dir. Amber Fares

MANGO DREAMS w/ dir. John Upchurch

HOTEL DALLAS w/ directors, Sherng-Lee Huang & Liv Ungur

SHU-DE!w/ dir. Michael Faulkner

ART OF THE PRANK w/ dir. and subject Joey Skaggs

KINGS, QUEENS, & IN-BETWEENS w/ dir. G. Burton

EMBERS w/ dir. Clare Carre

ART AND CRAFT w/ subject Mark Landis & director

FRAME BY FRAME w/ dir. Alexandria Bombach

SHIELD AND SPEAR w/ dir. Petter Ringbom


THE STARFISH THROWERS w/ producer Peter Tedrow

GO WITH LE FLOW w/ dir. Michael Glover

MONA LISA IS MISSING w/ dir. Joe Medeiros

WINDING STREAM w/ dir. Beth Harrington

BARZAN w/ B. Hutchinson, S. Stuteville, & A. Stonehill

OUT OF PRINT w/ dir. Vivienne Roumani

MOMMY, I’M A BASTARD! w/ dir. Bennet Barbakow

FALL AND WINTER w/ dir. Matt Anderson

EATING ALABAMA w/ dir. Andrew Grace

BAG IT w/ narrator Jeb Berrier


JOE PAPP IN 5 ACTS w/ dir. Karen Thorsen

SAHKANAGA w/ dir. John Henry Summerour

WORLD’S LARGEST w/ dir. Amy Elliot

MARS w/ dir. Geoff Marslett

SURVIVING HITLER: A Love Story w/ dir. J.K. Wasson


In my spare time, I can often be found hand-painting, scrating, projecting 16mm motion film leader. I use this as a base medium to creation abstract, non-fiction films with elements of documentary and found footage. After several years of film promtion, I've turned my attention back to this work and anticipate the third film in my "SP series" to be completed this Fall.

Untitled SP # 1.1 from Christopher S. Childs.


OS, Programming Languages & Tools

  • Adode Creative Cloud (Premiere, Photoshop, In Design, etc.)
  • Audacity
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Compressor
  • DVD Architect, DVD Studio
  • Final Cut Pro 7 (Certified), Final Cut X
  • Vegas Video

Software as Service
  • IQ Media/Kinetiq
  • Meltwater
  • TV Eyes (Certified)

  • 8mm/16mm film cameras, projectors
  • Audio mixing boards
  • Boom operation/Field mixing
  • Digital Cine cameras
  • Light board programming and operation
  • Steenbeck film editing tables
  • Live video switching
  • IP/Satellite live video operation

Awards & Honors

  • University of Georgia, Office of Insitutional Diversity Certificate of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Regan Media Relations Awards, Mary Frances Early Media Pitch, Honorable Mention
  • University Of Georgia Staff Council Representative, MarComm, Committee Member, Comms (2018-Present)
  • 1 st Place - NATOA Government Programming Award, Interview/Talk Show Budget Under $200,000, “Talk of the Town”
  • Film selection committee, Southern Circuit Tour of Indpendent Filmmakers (2011-2018)