Chris Farina is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., American Government) and American University (M.A, Communication – Producing for Film and Video). His first two films, Route 40 and West Main Street, were collaborations with Charlottesville filmmaker Reid Oechslin, and both films are guided by the principle of respect for the individuals portrayed, allowing them to tell the story of their lives and their community. Each film portrays people living and working in familiar American settings that typically receive little media attention.
He has also worked with fellow Charlottesville filmmaker and Academy Award-winner Paul Wagner on two films, The James River and Angels.
Producer, Director, Writer – World Peace and Other 4th-grade Achievements (2010)
Assistant Director – Angels (2005)
Co-producer – East of the Blue Ridge: The James River (2003)
Co-producer, Director, Writer – West Main Street (1995)
Producer, Writer, Co-director – Route 40 (1986)