The name “Chair Films” was chosen because it describes Chad’s signature style of interviewing people while they are cozy in their favorite chair. Chad enjoys interviewing people in their favorite chair because they tend to share deeper truths with a wider range of emotion.
Although Chad has worked in home construction and remodeling, marketing and sales and small business consulting, Chad considers storytelling his passion. A full-time Film Maker / Story Teller since 2006, Chad prefers to work on film documentaries and biographies that are complex true stories. He says,” I bring to life and share stories that are interesting and entertaining for the eyes of the heart.” Chad also occasionally acts in and produces commercials.
Chad believes that film making is a collaborative effort. He works with other creative people who follow his two guidelines: 1) The story must touch the heart of the audience; and 2) the final cut of the story must be concise.
Chad’s films have been screened in film festivals in the United States and a few have aired on cable stations. A multi-awarded film maker, Chad is a talented storyteller who has an uncanny ability for connecting with folks and capturing their authentic voice. His films have heart because of the way he presents each story with beautiful moments from a person’s life. Chad says” Film Making and writing is about presenting a story so well that an audience has no effort connecting and relating to the people in the story.
2008 IMDB Raising Lucy (28 minutes) Won Nine Awards including (3) best documentary awards at US film festivals
2009 Ron (12 minutes) won third place for best film in film festival in Idaho
2010 49 States To Go (5 minutes) Won Bronze Telly Award
Watch an interview with Chad Christensen at the Sedona film festival about how chad directed the film “Raising Lucy” Intentionally as a healing film. Slow for 30 seconds then interview starts (4minutes)