Chris Rahm Portrait

DIRECTOR | CINEMATOGRAPHER | EDITOR

I’m an independent filmmaker from New York’s Hudson Valley. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting, editing and producing documentary films that have been featured on networks like VICELAND, Nat Geo and NBC Universal. Beginning in 2016, i’ve partnered up with two other industry veterans, Devin Pickering and Kashka Glowacka, to create the commercial film production company and creative collective, Northguild.

There’s a tendency for professionals to hone a wide skill set toward a speciality – but I’ve spent 20 years creating value by applying my creative direction to a variety of different mediums and applications.  It’s that flexible skill set that has consistently found me at the center of any project i’m involved in, and also gives me the experience needed to either manage a team or execute the work itself. I’m looking to direct or contribute to interesting, creative projects for organizations, communities, businesses and for simpatico social causes.

Currently, while not producing commercial work, I’m working on several self produced documentary projects. If you’re interested in working with me on a project, please reach out through my company: Northguild Production.

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

“The Bleeding Edge” Off. Selection Tribeca Film Festival 2018 [Add’l Lead Cinematographer]

“Farmscape Ecology” Off. Selection Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital 2020 [Cinematographer, Editor]

“Farmscape Ecology” Off. Selection Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2020 [Cinematographer, Editor]

“Seeds of Hope” Off. Selection Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2019 [Cinematographer, Editor, Co-Producer]

“Restoring The Clearwater” – Off. Selection Sonoma International Film Festival 2018  [Director, Cinematographer, Producer]

“Restoring The Clearwater” – Award of Excellence Winner Best Shorts Competition 2018  [Director, Cinematographer, Producer]

“Restoring The Clearwater” – Award of Excellence Winner Impact Docs 2018  [Director, Cinematographer, Producer]

“Restoring the Clearwater” Off. Selection Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital 2018  [Director, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Vicarious Resilience” Off. Selection Woodstock Film Festival 2018  [Editor, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Vicarious Resilience” Off. Selection Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2019  [Editor, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Vicarious Resilience” Off. Selection Atlantic City Cinefest 2019  [Editor, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Dear Governor Brown” – Off. Selection Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2015  [Co-Producer]

“Dear President Obama” Winner DOC LA American Environmental Film Award 2016  [Editor, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Dear President Obama” Winner DOC LA Environmental Hero Award 2016  [Editor, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Dear President Obama” Off. Selection San Francisco Green Film Festival 2016  [Editor, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Dear President Obama” Off. Selection Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital 2016  [Editor, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Dear President Obama” Off. Selection Mountainfilm Festival 2016  [Editor, Cinematographer, Co-Producer]

“Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives” – Off. Selection Frozen River Film Festival 2015 [Co-Producer]

“Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives” – Off. Selection Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2015 [Co-Producer]