Christopher Arcella is a designer and videographer based in New York City and Arizona.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Christopher earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture where he worked as an assistant to the director of the Virginia Tech Multimedia Lab. Following graduation he gained experience as a designer at IDEO San Francisco and Blu Dot before running an interaction design studio called RUNROBOTS. During this time Christopher developed his writing and directing skills by making many of his own movies and working part time at the office of independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. Over the years he has consistently maintained this balance between writer, director and designer resulting in a versatile creative process.
Christopher has created well over fifty short films and music videos. His work has screened in numerous festivals and other various curated media as well as on television stations worldwide including MTV and Canal+. Below is a small sampling of his short form work.
In addition to creating short films and music videos, Christopher has made a feature film and has more in development with his boutique film production studio, Film Club 13. For more information visit www.filmclub13.com.
A majority of Christopher’s credits can be found on IMDb.
And a partial screening list below:
Indie Lisboa (Onda Curta Award)
MTV’s The Freshmen (3 time winner)
Raw Science Film Festival
RTP (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal)
Rural Route Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival (Golden Gate Award)
Scanners: the Video Festival by the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Small Chair (McSweeney’s iphone app)
VOTD (3 time winner)
Wholphin (quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney’s)
World Film Festival of Bangkok
Radar Music Videos: Insider Interviews: Radar Creative Christopher Arcella
The Beak Street Bugle: Unsigned: Christopher Arcella
Atwood Magazine: “National Fantasy” Searches for Meaning