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Documentary Work

Producer/ Editor, 2018

bias challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. The documentary feature follows filmmaker Robin Hauser on a journey to explore how unconscious bias defines relationships, workplaces, our justice system, and technology.

Soaring at 26,000 feet without a drop of fuel, nothing is predictable. Point of No Return takes you behind the headlines of the first solar-powered flight around the world-where two courageous pilots take turns battling nature, their own crew, and sometimes logic itself, to achieve the impossible. Not just to make history, but to inspire a revolution.

Producer / Editor, 2015

CODE examines why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Experts from tech, psychology, science, and education interweave with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry. 

Director / Producer / Camera, 2014

The Campaign follows California’s historic battle over same-sex marriage through powerful and exclusive footage, interwoven with the national history of marriage equality since the 1950s. The shocking passage of Prop 8 in seemingly LGBT-friendly California galvanized the US queer equality movement, and thousands of activists dropped what they were doing and threw themselves into the largest social issue campaign the US had ever seen. The Campaign provides an intimate window into a timeless question: What inspires everyday people to opt in for something bigger than themselves?

Second Editor / Post Production Supervisor, 2008

A mild Christmas day in San Francisco turned into a tragedy, the likes of which has never been seen before. Two young men were mauled, and one 17-year-old boy and one four-year-old Siberian tigress lay dead. The next morning there were more questions than answers. How did this tiger escape? Could it have jumped over the 12.5 foot wall or across the 33 foot moat? In Zoo Tiger Escape

experts and scientists test escape theories

with shocking results.

Director / Producer / Editor, 2005

Bodies and Souls illumines the quiet efforts of Sister Manette, a white Catholic nun running the only health clinic in rural Jonestown, Mississippi. Despite extremely limited resources, Sister Manette forges ahead by keeping a refreshingly practical approach to faith, race, and poverty. Through intimate observational scenes of her with her patients, Bodies and Souls profiles Sister Manette's humble labors "to help save bodies, so that the souls can come alive."

Director / Producer / Editor, 2004

Somewhere beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars and the coffee bars, San Francisco is teeming with chickens, but are they pets or are they food? Chickens in the City is a chicken-level view of two backyard coops in San Francisco. The film playfully explores the ways in which keeping chickens has helped shape the philosophies behind what and how urban chicken-owners eat. After all, when is the last time you looked YOUR dinner in the eye?

Director / Producer / Editor, 2003

The term “partner” has long been a convention used to describe committed queer relationships, but what does this word mean? Even the awkward legal term - Domestic Partner - had different legal and cultural meanings depending on geography. Praised for its parity and criticized for its ambiguity, the word “partner” was liberating for some but frustrating for others. Howdy Partner is a spirited, visual meditation on how one slippery word means more - and consequently less - than we may think. 

Selected Client Work
 

Explores differences between experimental privatization models and public investment in equitable education systems. The video examines three pairs of countries - Chile and Cuba, Sweden and Finland, and Canada and the U.S. - with one country in each pair privatizing and the other using a public investment model in education.

Editor for Kikim Media, 2014

The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select few social entrepreneurs whose proven innovations have demonstrated impact on some of the world's most pressing problems. The Skoll Award recognizes organizations with the potential to not only be individually successful, but also to catalyze large-scale, system-level change.

Director / Producer for Winton duPont Films, 2012

The UC Berkeley School of Law celebrates its 100-year legacy, as told by faculty, students, and alumni. The video features the law school's renowned clinics, classes, and moot court program. It includes interviews with Dean Christopher Edley and professors David Sklansky, Melissa Murray, Eric Talley and more. 

Editor, 2012

Hundreds of Facebook employees, family, and friends marched with Gay@Facebook in the 2012 San Francisco Pride Parade. One of several shorts edited for Facebook. 

Book artist Pam Deluco shows us how she makes beautiful journals for the Shape What's to Come community using recycled and repurposed Levi's denim.

75 Reasons to Live is a series of 75 short films for SFMoMA, published on their website and used in the museum. In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks (7.5 minutes or less!) on a single collection work of their choosing. Example: Kota Ezawa on Jeff Koons’s Michael Jackson and Bubbles. 

Producer and Editor, 2010

Hope for the Future is a short film that gives an update on the state of stem cell research and highlights some of NYSCF’s programs for the Fifth Annual Gala Dinner Celebration.

Director / Producer / Editor for Winton duPont Films, 2008

Series of 3 short films featuring outstanding graduates and faculty. Example: Dale Minami. Citation Award recipient Dale Minami '71 has been a longtime champion of civil rights. Among his many triumphs, Minami headed the legal team that overturned the conviction of Fred Korematsu, whose defiance of the World War II Japanese internment order led to a controversial 1944 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Korematsu v. U.S. 

BIO

Christie is an award-winning director, editor, and producer who has worked in documentary filmmaking for over 20 years and has a strong interest in social justice. She recently produced and edited bias,a film that explores how our unconscious assumptions influence our choices. She edited and produced Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and edited (with Jean Kawahara) The Point of No Return for NOVA. She directed and produced the ITVS-funded film The Campaign which aired on public television and screened at numerous film festivals and universities. Her credits include work with PBS, National Geographic, A&E, MBC1, the History Channel, and many nonprofit and corporate clients including Facebook, SFMoMA, Levis, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and the UC Berkeley School of Law. Christie has taught workshops and been a guest lecturer on film at universities around the world, including Stanford University, the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, and in Ethiopia as an expert with the American Film Showcase. She has been a selected participant in the NBPC New Media Institute, the ITVS Queer X-Change, and the CPB/PBS Producer’s Academy at WGBH. Christie was a Resident in the San Francisco Film Society Film House and is the Steering Committee Chair of New Day Films, an educational documentary distribution coop. She received her MA in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University.  

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1001042