Christopher Arcella is a filmmaker.
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 and one feature film. A majority of Christopher’s credits can be found on IMDb. His work has screened in numerous festivals and other various curated media as well as on television stations worldwide including MTV and Canal+.
Christopher has completed one feature film and has a second in production with his boutique film production studio, Film Club 13: www.filmclub13.com
Below is a teaser trailer for The Bitcoin Executor, a feature length narrative project currently in production. For more information visit: www.thebitcoinexecutor.com.
Below is the trailer for Giver Taker Heartbreaker, a low-fi surrealist dark comedy shot in NYC on MiniDV in 2007 and 2008 with no money as an experimental project. The movie was remastered and released in 2020 as a 90 minute feature. You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/givertakerheartbreaker
VO5: Dance Originality (2015)
VO5: We’re Getting Older (2016)
Her Magic Wand: Draw a Line (2016)
Cloud Boat: Kowloon Bridge (2013)
FLAUNT: Codon (2014)
Cloud Seeding: Ink Jar (2011)
FLAUNT: CNQR (2015)
FLAUNT: Spiritualized (2014)
Japan Soul: Hey Yah Hey (2013)
Okay: Compass (2005)
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 (curated video periodical published by McSweeney’s)
World Film Festival of Bangkok
Atwood Magazine: “National Fantasy” Searches for Meaning