Originally from the wild west of Colorado, Chelsea Christer currently works as a filmmaker in San Francisco. She’s directed two fiction short films (We’re Just Like You, 2010, and Sierra, 2012). Both have screened at multiple festivals domestic to the US including the Arizona International Film Festival and the BleedFest Film Festival, and internationally at the Jennifer’s Bodies Horror Film Festival in Scotland and Women in Media & Arts Film Festival in Australia. She is in post production on her first feature documentary, Bleeding Audio, which is set to premiere in 2020.
With several new narrative scripts in the early stages of development, Chelsea is passionate about creating intimate films that subvert the understanding audiences have of the mental, physical, and economical struggle musicians face in the digital era of the industry today. Outside of music, her stories focus on individual human experiences and how that affects our relationships with each other and our communities.
With her extensive experience in the documentary space, she is a strong interviewer and is able to ease her subjects to get vulnerable and authentic stories told no matter what the topic. She has an interest in everyone’s journeys and what drives them, and it shows when she engages her subjects in on-camera interviews.
Chelsea has traveled the world, producing and directing films for companies like Google, Adobe, HP, and Dolby. These productions have taken her all across the US and abroad to Japan, across Europe, Australia, and rural India. She works as a producer and director for Across the Pond, an award winning production agency.
3 random fun facts:
- I’ve had blue hair since 2008 & haven’t turned back. Why? It’s fun & I love it.
- I have a black & white pattern addiction: there is an 84% possibility that I am wearing black & white stripes or houndstooth at any given moment. There is a 100% possibility I’m wearing one of them as I type this. There is a 50% chance you will guess which one.
- I’m a bonafide cowgirl, and an excellent horseback rider.