ABOUT

Nostrand Productions

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Christopher Nostrand, MFA

Hunter College Master of Fine Arts (MFA): Integrated Media Arts (2016)

SUNY New Paltz Bachelor of Arts (BFA): Radio/TV Production (2011)

SUNY Ulster Associate in Arts (AA): Humanities & Social Sciences (2009)

Christopher Nostrand is a home-grown Hudson Valley resident and filmmaker. It all started at the age of thirteen when Chris often snuck into his Mother’s bedroom to escape with her Panasonic Handy-Cam.  In short order, movie making with friends became a passion, a favorite activity for making memories and an unlimited source of laughs on VCR playback.

Further in life, through the parallel roads of higher education and non-stop real-world hustle Chris’ passionate hobby blossomed into a career as a professional filmmaker.

Currently, Chris’ films have screened over thirty times in film festivals around the country while earning over fifteen awards including one CINE Golden Eagle and five Telly Awards.  In addition to owning and operating Nostrand Productions, Chris teaches three classes per semester between SUNY New Paltz’s Digital Media & Journalism Department and Marist College’s Film, TV, Games and Interactive Media Department covering the courses of Field Production, TV Studio Production, Audio Production, Digital Storytelling, Cinematography & Lighting and Digital Toolbox.

Nostrand Productions is a full service digital film and video production company. We build custom crews to fit each project’s specific logistics.

AWARDS

2018 The Telly Awards: Bronze “Destined To Fly

2016 CUNY Film Festival: Best Documentary “Mister Morvillo

2015 Kingston Film Festival: Best Short Documentary “Against The Wind

2015 CUNY Film Festival: Best Cinematography “Against The Wind

2015 CUNY Film Festival: Runner-Up Best Documentary “Against The Wind

2014 International Doc Challenge: Best Historical Documentary “Against The Wind

2014 CUNY Asian American Film Festival: Best Documentary “Silent Exposure

2014 The Telly Awards: Bronze “Silent Exposure

2014 CUNY Public Health Research Awards: Symposium Award “Silent Exposure

2014 Black Maria Film + Video Festival: Director’s Choice “Garbage Girl

2013 CINE Golden Eagle Awards: The Golden Eagle Award “Silent Exposure

2013 Underexposed Film Festival yc: Audience Choice Award “Garbage Girl

2012 The Telly Awards: Silver “Unnecessary Roughness

2012 The Telly Awards: Silver “Spirit

2011 The Telly Awards: Bronze “Epic Walk Away

2010 Nearly Famous Film Festival: Runner-Up Best Alternative Film “Girl with Umbrella”

2007 Sawyer Film Festival: Best PSA “Alcoholism & Child Abuse”

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

2016 Rosendale Theatre Artist’s New Work Forum: Official Selection “Destined To Fly

2016 DOC NYC: Official Selection “Against The Wind

2016 GI Film Festival: Official Selection “Mister Morvillo

2016 Kingston Film Festival: Official Selection “Destined To Fly

2016 ASK For Film: Official Selection “Destined To Fly

2015 The American Public Health Association: Official Selection “Silent Exposure

2015 Beacon Independent Film Festival: Official Selection “Against The Wind

2015 CINE Beacon Showcase: Official Selection “Mister Morvillo

2014 Woodstock Film Festival: Official Selection “Against The Wind

2014 NewFilmmakers Summer Series: Official Selection “Silent Exposure

2014 GI Film Festival: Official Selection “Silent Exposure

2014 Underexposed Film Festival yc: Official Selection “Silent Exposure

2014 Voice Music Awards: Music Video of The Year Nomination “People Wanna Talk

2014 The Americas Film Festival: Official Selection “Garbage Girl” & “Silent Exposure

2014 Spoke The Hub Union Street Film Series: Official Selection “Silent Exposure

2013 The Mosaic Film Experience: Official Selection “Garbage Girl

HONORS

2012-2016 The Alumni Association of Hunter College – $20,000 Grant Recipient

2011 Lambda Pi Eta, The National Communication Association Honor Society

2011 SUNY New Paltz’s Faculty List for Outstanding Graduating Students

PUBLIC SERVICE

2019 Video Sponsor: 2nd Annual Greater Hudson Valley Young Professionals Summit

2018 Moderator: “The Creators” Fire Side Chat at The Hudson Valley Future Summit

2016 to Current Supervisor: SUNY New Paltz DMJ student interns at Nostrand Productions

2015 to 2018 Judge: The CINE Golden Eagle Awards


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