Christopher Upham

San Francisco, California, United States


Christopher Upham is a writer-director and story consultant living in San Francisco. His film career began with Greg MacGillivray (Everest, 25 other IMAX films). Clients include writer John O’Keefe (Shimmer), filmmakers Lynn Hershman-Leeson (The Memoirs of Elizabeth F.) and Lewis Green as well as documentary directors Ellen Perry (The Fall of Fujimori) and Taggart Siegel (The Real Dirt on Farmer John) and Charles Schwab. Mr. Upham is on Staff at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Screenwriting program and teaches workshops in Screenwriting and Visual Storytelling. Current feature film projects include: Holiday in Cambodia for director Daron Ker, Good Morning Afghanistan (Waseem Mahmoud), Secret Soldier, For the Love of Alice (Tom Donald) Cairo Psalm (Hisham Bizri), and 5:10 to Cooperstown (William Farley). Mr. Upham’s feature-length documentary about the long-term effects of combat, War Within, won prestigious Pacific Pioneer and Fleishhacker grants and is currently in postproduction. The War Within centers on Upham’s experiences as a medic and traveling back to Vietnam with four Army comrades. Mr. Upham’s fiction story, Nothing To Crow About was anthologizied in Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace edited by Maxine Hong Kingston. His photographs have appeared in the New York Times and USA Today.