A fiercely ambitious ex-designer from Steel City who likes to experiment.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Christopher Arcella made some of his early forays into film under the watchful eye of esteemed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, while he worked part time at his office.
With a background in product and furniture design and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture, his interests have gradually shifted away from design and towards writing and directing. His first jobs saw him designing all sorts of things for a wide range of clients, from furniture to digital experiences. He even ran his own interaction design studio, RUNROBOTS, for a while.
To date he’s directed over 40 short films and music videos as well as one feature. Due to financial constraints he's shot it all himself. He recently started a feature film production company with his high school friend Mike Uy called Film Club 13 (or FC13). Their first project is a science fiction film titled Deviations, about a society that has waived its right to privacy. He’s gone deep into research and development, even writing a novel to supplement the script and help the actors develop their characters.
Keen to apply his filmmaking talents to more commercial ends, Christopher is seeking representation. It’ll be worth watching where he heads next.
Watch some of his work here: