CHRISTINA BURCHARD is an accomplished documentary filmmaker with a deep passion for storytelling. She directed Season 2 of "The Confession Tapes" (A24) which explored the culpability of the criminal justice system, and two seasons of the Emmy-nominated series "Why We Fight" (ESPN) about a charismatic boxer battling opioid addiction.
Throughout her career, Christina has sustained a love affair with movement, musicians, and dance. Her dance film "Lorelei", stars principal dancers from The Joffrey Ballet, and premiered with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra showcasing the contributions of female film composers. Recently, she premiered a music video in collaboration with Pakistani-American composer Qasim Naqvi and street dancer Matthew “ET” Gibbs. Christina has filmed in the studio with St. Vincent, Alicia Keys, and Mariah Carey. And directed a live stage performance for Metallica.
Before pivoting to directing full-time, Christina began her career as a feature editor with the team on the Academy Award winning film "Citizenfour." As a former Creative Director at MasterClass, she directed classes with Es Devlin, Jeff Koons, Gloria Steinem, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tyler Mitchell, and others, where she cultivated a cinematic and intimate interview experience. Christina has directed and developed projects supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the Sundance Institute, the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, and The Harnisch Foundation, as well as HBO, Showtime, Netflix, A24, ESPN, PBS, VICE, the International Venice Film Festival, IDFA Amsterdam, NYFF, Sundance, and the Toronto Film Festival.
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