Christopher D. Lusk is a filmmaker and native of West Virginia.  While primarily self-taught, he is the recipient of the Certificate in Documentary Arts from Duke University where the focus of his studies included documentary filmmaking. Through the combination of multiple elements and genres, including documentary and experimental, his stories have ranged from intimate, personal portraits to the narratives of entire communities.

 

In 2017 he released Prosperity, an experimental documentary that immerses viewers in the once thriving Appalachian community of Bluefield, West Virginia and explores the rich history of the city while confronting the realities of its present. 

 

His work has aired on PBS and screened at film festivals both in the U.S. and internationally.

Official Selections

  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Montana, USA)

  • Asheville Film Festival (North Carolina, USA)

  • Queen City Film Festival (Maryland, USA)

  • Homegrown Arts Festival (North Carolina, USA)

  • Las Cruces International Film Festival (New Mexico, USA)

  • West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival (West Virginia, USA)

  • Longleaf Film Festival (North Carolina, USA)

  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (California, USA)

  • SunChild International Environmental Festival (Yerevan, Armenia)

  • Progeny Short Film Festival (Virginia, USA)

  • West Virginia FILMmakers Festival (West Virginia, USA)

Broadcasts

  • The West Virginia Channel

  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting

  • PBS

 

Awards

  • Best Experimental Film - Asheville Film Festival

  • Best Appalachian Short - Queen City Film Festival

  • Special Jury Award - West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

  • Best Experimental Film - San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

  • Best Cinematography - Progeny Short Film Festival​

  • Best West Virginia Documentary Short - West Virginia FILMmakers Festival

Other Screenings

  • Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

  • Reed College of Media at West Virginia University

© 2020 by Christopher D. Lusk