Chris Filippone is an independent filmmaker from Philadelphia, PA and holds a BA in Film & Media Arts and Political Science from Temple University. His thesis Driving the American Dream,about the health risks of driving a taxi, earned him a MiND TV Philadelphia Stories 7grant and screened at the Scribe Video Center, on public access channel WYBE, and the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
Since then, Chris has directed projects such as From the Shopfloor to the Streets,profiling female leaders in the labor movement; Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice,following the Guerrilla Girls’ campaign to combat the 1% in the art world; and Point Breeze,exploring the process of gentrification in a south Philadelphia neighborhood. His work has been featured in The Guardian,The Walker Art Center, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and Coursera, and he has received support from the Delaware Valley Filmmaking Foundation.
Telluride Student Symposium Fellowship, 2017
UFVA Graduate Student Fellowship, 2018
Beneath Philadelphia’s elevated train line in the heart of the largest open-air drug market on the East Coast, a band of men gathers together to stave off their addiction through labor, reflection, and brotherhood.
As the workday grinds to a halt, a gathering of street racers makes way for the backroads of Bakersfield to find their catharsis.
A day with a group of third graders, their crayfish, and a glimpse of the world outside their school.
Best MiniDoc Nominee, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2018
CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Festival), 2018
Sarasota Film Festival, 2018
Independent Film Festival Boston, 2018
Encuentros del Otro Cine, 2018
Thin Line Film Festival, 2018
Savannah Film Festival, 2018
SF DocFest, 2018
Ivy Film Festival, 2018
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2018
Bay Area Intl. Children’s Film Festival, 2018
Tbilisi International Student Film Festival, 2018
Truly CA, KQED Public TV Broadcast, 2018
In the informal metal trade, a metal scrapper hunts the streets of Oakland searching for his day’s keep.