C H R I S D O N A L D S O N
Chris Donaldson, is a American Filmmaker / Producer / Writer. Born in Philadelphia Pa. After graduating college he relocated to Los Angeles CA, where he worked as a record producer / musician / ASCAP songwriter for various recording artist under Atlantic and Warner Bros records.
2001 he became fascinated with the film industry and had the pleasure of meeting and studying under world renowned film director / producer John Singleton. 2002 he took interest in film and attended school at AFI. After graduating Chris Donaldson began tosoar the production house circuit landing jobs as a grip, gaffer, audio tech, boom operator, associate producer and then graduating to 1AC, 1AD cinematographer and DP. A few noticeable production projects are HBO “ The Wire,” ENCORE and DESTINATION film projects. 2006 Chris Donaldson landed his first directorial debut project producing several commercials for Sony, Toyota, and Honda. It is for his unique style of shooting and the attention he gives to details that he is credited with being the network filmmaker. Production house writers often utilizes his talents in directing screenplay pilots for the network executives. This is what has landed Chris Donaldson his niche and relationships with television and cable networks such as; STARZ, HBO and LOGO.
2012 he directed a 90 minute arena show for world renowned hypnotise Michael Anthony which aired on A&E. Early 2006 he opened the doors to AME Production Group (LA division) which consist of recording studios, a full production film house with state ofthe art film equipment, editing suites and 2 production experience crew teams. Two years ago Chris Donaldson signed an amazing multi - year deal with The Orchard (one of the largest digital / retail distributors in the world.) This deal assures that all of AME Production Group movies, records, videos and television series will be distributed, marketed and sold in all major retail stores such as; Walmart, Best Buy, Target, FYE, Barnes N Noble also shown and sold on your digital and online stores such as; Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes, XFinity comcast, COX, CHARTER, Verizon Fios TV, Mediacom and many more.
2013 was a tremendous production year for Chris Donaldson. Producing various network projects such as; SECRETS (The series) to air the fall of 2014 on ENCORE, BEHINDTHE LESSONS (Movie) to air on ASPIRE 2014 and currently working on DON’TLOOK BACK (The Sharon Crawford Story) to air on HBO fall of 2014.
Chris Donaldson loves flying beneath the raider, teaching young aspiring actors, writers,and producers how to take young energetic talent, build your vision and team, have agood plan, execute that plan, will always equal success. Its seems the production executives also agrees with Chris Donaldson’s approach and vision.