Chandler Griffin

New York, New York, United States


Chandler Griffin is a New York City based filmmaker with more than 10 years of experience in documentary and 9 years of experience instructing workshops under the umbrella of Barefoot Workshops and such prestigious institutes as the International Film & Television Workshops in Maine. His work has taken him to Latin America, North America, the UK, Africa, India & The Middle East. He has developed and produced educational media programs in northern Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Honduras, India, the Palestinian Territories, Israel, Kuwait, Jordan and various locations in the USA. He is a Founding Member of Video Volunteers and served on Jackson Hole Film Festival's Global Insight Advisory Committee. Among others, he has worked with UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, PBS, The American Cancer Society, The Ford Foundation, RFK Center for Human Rights, The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, PlanUSA, FilmAid International, Global Media Adventures, Mississippi and Louisiana Film Commissions, The Middle East Partnership Initiative, the State Department's Digital Freedom Initiative, as well as several universities. His camera work has helped films earn a CINE Golden Eagle Award and an Oscar Finalist/Student Academy Awards. He holds a BFA in Photography and a BFA in Video/Film from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2006 Chandler founded A River Blue, an arts empowerment project for 100 displaced children in northern Uganda. A River Blue currently offers agriculture, animal husbandry, tailoring, psychosocial counseling, English, business, and secondary school to 51 students. Chandler and wife, Alison Fast, are continuously creating media and constantly working to develop and pioneer new media based programs for Barefoot Workshops that empower individuals and grass roots organizations to make change in their communities.