Chris Zaluski

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Chris Zaluski

Assistant Teaching Professor Christopher Zaluski is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and multimedia producer.

Zaluski worked professionally as a multimedia journalist for The Roanoke Times and video director at Teach For America before entering the world of higher education. His work has earned him distinctions from such organizations as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Webby Awards, Broadcast Education Association, and the Online News Association.  His films have screened at festivals, museums, and universities around the world.


Theirs Is The Kingdom

Director

At the intersection of poverty and portraiture, Theirs is the Kingdom follows the rare creation of a contemporary fresco mural inside the sanctuary of a small church in Asheville, NC. This is a painting not of the rich and powerful, but of people battling homelessness, addiction, and mental illness.

From first sketch to final unveiling, the viewer witnesses the difficulties of this ancient artistic technique while also meeting an ensemble cast of complex characters.

  • Official Selection at 15 national festivals including RiverRun, Cucalorus, and Sebastopol Documentary Festival.
  • Best Documentary at Knoxville Film Festival, Longleaf Film Festival, and Beaufort Film Festival.
  • National PBS screening on nearly 250 PBS stations in 130 markets across 45 states covering more than 82% of the US.
  • Distributed by Kanopy, Amazon, Apple TV, and PBS

Wagonmasters

Co-Director

The car that was once the quintessential image of the American Dream is all but dead – at least for most people.

Wagonmasters, a documentary film, offers glimpses into the lives of such wagon enthusiasts, and tells the story of the station wagon as it represents a changing America over the last one hundred years.

  • Best of Festival – Broadcast Education Association Awards
  • Best Documentary, 2nd Place – College Television Awards
  • Official Selection at more than 30 national and international festivals including Hot Springs Documentary Festival, RiverRun, and Oxford.
  • Winner, South Pitch (New Orleans Film Festival)
  • Distributed by Kanopy, Amazon, Apple TV, and PBS

Shipping Home

Co-Director

Shipping Home follows the year-long construction of Asheville, North Carolina’s first shipping container residence. But this is no HGTV fairytale – Ryan and Brook must balance life and parenthood with their aspirations of a sustainable dream house.

  • Official selection at more than 10 national and regional festivals including Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival & Wild and Scenic Film Festival
  • Distributed by Kanopy