Chris Teague is a writer, director, cinematographer, and graduate of the MFA program in film at Columbia University. As a cinematographer, he has shot several feature-length documentaries and short films, such as Myna Joseph's Man, John Magary's The Second Line, and Fellipe Barbosa's Salt Kiss, all of which have played at Sundance. His films have also screened at the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Children of Invention, his first narrative feature as a cinematographer, has won more than 17 festival awards, including a number of grand jury or best narrative feature prizes. Teague was also awarded best cinematography at the Columbia University Film Festival for his work on Man.
He recently placed second in the Kodak Eastman Scholars Program, which recognizes film students with a strong focus on cinematography.
As a writer-director, Teague saw his short film “Thorndike” screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and IFP Market, among others. The film was also awarded the New Line Cinema Development Grant. His most recent film, Monkeywrench, starring Sarah Steele (Please Give, Spanglish), won the Special Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival and Best Narrative Short at the Eugene Film Festival. The film is about a young environmental activist who finds her ideology tested in a forest on the verge of being clear-cut. The short is part of a larger feature project about environmental activism that Teague is developing.
Chris Teague Film
Teague's professional site showcases his work in directing and cinematography....▶
Children of Invention
Two young children living outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their mother gets embroiled in a pyramid scheme and disappears....▶
A young environmental activist finds her ideology tested in a forest on the verge of being clearcut....▶