Christo studied film and theatre at Dartmouth College and then went on to graduate work in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. While there he studied editing with Kate Amend and directing under Mark Harris, among others.
After USC Christo was Associate Producer on Mark Harris’ Academy Award winning documentary “The Long Way Home”. As director Christo has been nominated for a James Beard award for the Food Network show Into the Fire: Trio. Other directing experiences include a special for FX, a documentary feature about living in a red state entitled Living Liberal … in Kansas, and a DVD for renowned yogi Max Strom. Currently Christo is directing and producing a film about swimming phenom Missy Franklin entitled Touch the Wall.
Christo has worked in documentary for the past 15 years, initially as an editor, then later as a producer and director. His experience includes a stint in television at Fox Sports, network shows “Nanny 911’, “Into the Fire”, “Hell Date”, (among others) and in fiction features Blunt and Memphis Bound and Gagged and documentary features Heidi Fleiss: Portrait of a Hollywood Madame, Boobs: An American Obsession, Living Liberal in Kansas.
Recently Christo edited the sports documentaries Spirit of the Marathon, a documentary feature executive produced by Mark Harris, and Hood to Coast, which was released in 2011. Both films are about running – Spirit of the Marathon is a film about the 2005 Chicago LaSalle Bank Marathon that profiles 6 people who run the race; Hood to Coast is a wild ride about the eponymous wild all-night relay race of the same name in Oregon.
Christo lives with his wife and son in Santa Monica, California.