Chris Anthony Hamilton
Chris Anthony Hamilton is an award-winning Director and Cinematographer living in Atlanta, GA. His journey into the film industry began with an education in film from Hofstra University, where he directed three short narrative films and one short documentary as a student. He left Hofstra in 2006 to work as an Assistant Editor at the music television network Fuse. Later that year he transitioned from Fuse to work professionally as a camera assistant on his first feature film starring Glynn Turman, Chuck D and Ella Joyce. His crowning achievement as an assistant cameraman was pulling focus on the iconic “Spike Lee shot” on his independent feature “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” which was shot by his good friend Daniel Patterson.
Chris has worked on roughly two dozen shorts and features in the camera and lighting departments including films starring James Franco, Norman Reedus, Paul Sorvino, Cary Elwes and Andie MacDowell with such iconic directors as Spike Lee and Ava DuVernay. In his time as a camera assistant on over a hundred commercials he has worked with a wide range of clients with talent including Jamie Foxx, Dwayne Johnson, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cedric the Entertainer, Jason Bateman and many more. As a camera operator, he has had the pleasure to film such icons as Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Gates, Barack and Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. As a commercial director and cinematographer Chris has shot for clients including Toyota, Warner Bros., Minute Maid, Sprite, BET, FX, AMC, Comedy Central, 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment and many more. His short film "The Red Box" received the prize for Best Short Film at the 2013 Unife Short Film Festival in Farrara, Italy. His next short "Something Bigger" won the Audience Choice Award at the 2017 Atlanta Horror Film Festival and his proceeding short "Broken Branches" received the award for Best Director at the 2018 Black Women Film Network Short Film Festival.
His award-winning short films have screened at festivals internationally and his branded content has garnered more than 6 million views online. Moving forward, Chris intends to tell a wide range of stories about the underrepresented parts of society and foster a work environment that is inclusive and representative of as many diverse cultures and voices as possible. To accomplish these goals, he will continue to write scripts and direct films and television series that entertain while also shining a light on people, places and ideas that rarely if ever break into the mainstream. In his words, “Creating work for and collaborating with people of all races, creeds, religions, genders and sexual orientations is, in my experience, the best way to learn about our world and ourselves while inspiring others to do the same.”