Christopher Wilcha

Moving Image, 2005

Christopher Wilcha’s first film was about his tenure in the marketing department of the mail order CD and tape club Columbia House. It won Best Documentary awards at the Slamdance, South By Southwest and New York Underground Film Festivals. The Target Shoots First has screened internationally and was broadcast on Cinemax in the spring of 2001 and has been rebroadcast on the Sundance Channel. Wilcha has conceived and directed two successful pilots for MTV: So Five Minutes Ago and The Social History of the Mosh Pit; he has also directed commercials and music videos. Wilcha has had artist residencies through The Center for Land Use Interpretation and at The MacDowell Colony. His documentary work includes Second Hand Stories, about the economy of used goods across the United States. He received a BA in Philosophy from New York University and an MFA from CalArts in Film/Video.

Awards and Accomplishments

2007: Wilcha is nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming