Christopher Nizza

Christopher Nizza
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Film director, Producer, Editor
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

New-York born filmmaker and editor Christopher NIZZA's award-winning work includes Hollywood DC and Iditarod.

Christopher Nizza (Co-Director / Producer) is a New York City born, bred and based filmmaker and editor. His Emmy Award-winning work includes documentaries and television shows (?Hollywood DC', ?Ironman Triathlon', ?Dakar Rally', ?Iditarod') as well as video game commercials and music videos. He edited Figure Skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, NBC's highest-rated venue at the Games. Nizza is a founding member of the University of the Poor, a project dedicated to using video and new technologies as part of a broad movement to end poverty. As part of this work he collaborated with other filmmakers and community groups to make ?Crisis, U.S.A.', ?Copy This Tape' and ?Learning as we Lead'. These short documentaries have been used in educational programs at hundreds of grassroots meetings across the United States. He also played on one of the most fun, undersized, outgunned basketball teams in New York City high school history, once hitting 5 three-pointers in a game.

Dara Kell is a South African filmmaker and editor; her editing work includes the Academy Award-nominated Jesus Camp (2006) and Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America (2009).
Christopher Nizza and Dara Kell are co-recipients of Participant Media's Outstanding Filmmaker award for their début documentary feature DEAR MANDELA (2011) premiered and Winner of Best South African Documentary Award at the Durban International Film Festival in July 2011.


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