Chris Brown - Director

Chris Brown



Emmy-award winning San Francisco filmmaker Chris Brown has been making features and documentaries since childhood. His most recent feature, THE OTHER KIDS (2016), a docu/fiction hybrid about small town teen life, won 10 awards internationally, was hailed as “Genuine and relevant” by VARIETY and “Extraordinary” by THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER.


In 2015, Brown co-produced the acclaimed documentary ON HER OWN, which premiered internationally at HotDocs and was named "A must see" by MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE. In 2013, he edited and helped produce the Sundance Grand Jury Award-winning documentary A RIVER CHANGES COURSE. Brown's prior fictional feature, FANNY, ANNIE & DANNY (2010), won 16 awards internationally, was declared “An indie masterpiece" by THE HUFFINGTON POST and a "Critics' Pick" by THE NEW YORK TIMES.


Brown has screened his work at schools and universities across the country, including UCLA, Boston University, Loyola University NOLA, the San Francisco Art Institute, The Friendship Academy, Minnesota State University, Stratford Comp High, CSU Monterey Bay, UM Kansas City, Alabama School of Fine Arts, University of Central Florida, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2018, he served as Visiting Filmmaker at Northwestern University.