Chris Banda

Writer / Director /Editor

West Covina, California, United States

CHRIS BANDA is an award-winning writer/director, from Southern California. His writing career began at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California. While working toward a degree in theater, he wrote several plays, including Playing Clean, which was performed for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival New Works Program. In 1995, the theater group L.A. Teatro produced his play dAWGS at Glaxa Theater in Silverlake, then extended its run at Gardner Stages in Hollywood. In 2000, the play was produced again and performed at The Ivar Theater and the prestigious Los Angeles Theater Center. In 2010, he enrolled at the Los Angeles Film School and quickly became recognized for his writing and editing work. After graduation, he worked as a writer and editor on several short films, features, and web series. This work included the award-winning web series, Encounters, where he wrote and edited two episodes, Adobo, and the award-winning Between the Lights, which he also directed. In 2015, he began working as a full-time editor for Machinima, Fullscreen Media, and for Emmy award-winning director Kico Velarde and his docu-series Lowrider Magazine’s Lowrider Roll Models. During Chris is currently working as a digital video editor creating content for Tennis Channel and NBC Peacock. Chris wants to tell stories that will portray and represent his community honestly.