Growing up, Christine Hill saw the outdoors as a place that was full of bugs and too much worry, but after falling in love with climbing and discovering a sense of peace, she decided this was something worth protecting. An environmental lobbyist and angler, Chris never saw people like herself on the river until recently. Through social media platforms like Instagram, traditionally underrepresented voices are creating communities to encourage one another and amplify their message – we belong here too.
Chris is a filmmaker based in Portland, OR. Originally from rural Washington State, he moved to California to study film production at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film.
With ten years experience shooting, directing, and editing short nonfiction content, he has a unique understanding of the process. his extensive documentary background makes him comfortable working with small crews in remote locations: From California’s redwood canopy to the Andean peaks of Argentina, and many small towns in between. A recovering introvert, nonfiction filmmaking has opened his world up considerably. Having the privilege to meet and connect with humans from across the world has been one of his life’s greatest joys.