I am Christy X, sometimes Christy Nc17, documentary filmmaker, granny and, community activist. By the age of four, I knew that film was my passion, and at 36, I was driven to finally pursue my dream. As a single parent, I successfully completed my AAS degree through the Seattle Central Community College Film and Video program in June of 2011. My desire to capture the raw beauty of reality drew me into documentary filmmaking, heart first. My process is straightforward and simple, it begins with a passionate and well planned idea, supported by countless hours of research, and the perseverance and guts to seek out all the right contacts, staffing the project with a top notch crew and scheduling the entire documentary in pre-production. But most importantly: I uncover the heartbeat and pulse that lives in the body of each story. My life experience inspires me to tackle controversial issues, support underrepresented groups, and showcase challenging topics with integrity and truth. The combination of my creativity, self-motivation, compassion, and technical skills enhance my unique style of filmmaking. When creating a film, I stay true to my vision, and focus on the bigger picture. I am firmly rooted in my ideas and concepts, from the beginning of the script writing process, until the very end, when we add the finishing touches during editing.
NEW!! Sneak Peek trailer screening of : Local Treasure (release date June 2015). Support the Environmental Science Center in Burien, WA! Please click on the fundraising invite listed below for details!
Thank you: SEATTLE TRANSMEDIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL for allowing me the privilege and honor of teaching my: How to Produce Socially Conscious Documentary Films course during the 1st ever STIFF EDUCATES. Gratitude and Appreciation!
Thank you UW School of Social Work for screening Unified Struggle - We appreciate it! Gratitude, ChristyX
Flyer created by: Kayla Valy
Flyer created by: Kayla Valy
Unified Struggle screened at the 2014 Social Justice Film Festival! A giant heartfelt thank you goes out to the entire SJFF Team who created this unique event- With Love, Christyx!
4/23 - Write up from Journalist Atoosa Moinzadeh in the Seattle Globalist regarding Unified Struggle and the greater issue of deportation - Please read and share the link!
Unified Struggle trailer (courtesy of William Pierce films).
Unified Struggle screened at the 2014 10th annual SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL! Guerrilla Films Loves STIFF!
Walking with Heroes, The West Seattle Helpline and a sneak-before-the-festivals peek of Unified Struggle screened at Bayview Retirement Homes 1st annual FILM FESTIVAL -Thank you HUB at Bayview! 4/2014 - Love and Appreciation - Christyx!
Thank you Black Dog Arts Coalition for screening: Walking with Heroes, Swaneagle's Creative people of conscience & The West Seattle Helpline film@2014 FLASH FILM FESTIVAL! Click the poster to check out their website! Both Walking with Heroes and The West Seattle Helpline won Judge's Choice awards and Swaneagle's Creative people of conscience was gifted an honorable mention!~ Gratitude to the entire team who put together such an amazing film festival!
Unified Struggle screened during the University of Washington's School of Law, Diversity week - On Tuesday, 2/25@Wiliam H. Gates Hall - Thank you to UW Law Dept, Bill Covington and Angelica for hosting such a marvelous event! With Gratitude: Writer, Producer and Director, Christy x. Film poster designed by: William Pierce Films
The West Seattle Helpline NEW!
Over 400,000 people have been deported under the Obama administration, these unheard and undocumented voices of men, women and children, are being swept away by a corrupt system supported by prisons and failed policies. This is a unique story about motherhood, justice, deportation and activism. Poster created by: William Pierce Films.
NEW short documentary film!
screened in partnership with Freshest Roots@Langston Hughes on Friday, December 6th 2013.
Gratitude for such an inspiring night of Revolutionary poetry, music and film! Thank you: Langston Hughes, Freshest Roots, Emcee call and ALL the performers who made this community event so special! Guerrilla Films is currently working on self distribution for this short documentary film. Please stay tuned for future screening events!
Walking with Heroes screened at the 2nd annual SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL in 2013 - Gratitude to all who attended!
Walking with Heroes featured at the 16th annual Northwest Film Forum LOCAL SIGHTINGS FILM FESTIVAL on Saturday 9/28@5:15 pm - Congratulations to our Film Composer David Hrivnak on his nomination for best original score!
Creative people of conscience - February 2013
Thank you Washington State Studio Network (WSSN)
(in partnership with The BELLINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL) for distributing: Walking with Heroes!
Thank you Washington State Studio Network (WSSN) (in partnership with The BELLINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL) for distributing: Walking with Heroes! We screened on: Friday July 26th, @ The Black Box Theatre AND: Sunday July 28th, @ The Pickford Film Center. It was a fabulous event and an honor to be chosen! Thank you for having us!
Thank you LOGOS for screening Walking with Heroes on 2/8/13!! Partnering with the revolutionary and creative folks of LOGOS was truly an honor! It was an evening filled with amazing beats, fierce poetry, kick ass people, and delicious food & drinks. All ages and always a good time! Check the LOGOS Facebook page for up coming shows!
Walking with Heroes - November 2012 (Directors cut)
The Journey of MOMs Plus screened at the
SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (STIFF)at:
1411 21st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Thank you Team Guerrilla Films and STIFF for such an amazing night!
Featured Film Shorts
The Journey of MOMs Plus
The Journey of MOMs Plus screened at the 14th Annual LOCAL SIGHTINGS FILM FESTIVAL October 2011@the Northwest Film Forum.
My first documentary short Rescue premiered at the 13th Annual LOCAL SIGHTINGS FILM FESTIVAL@The Northwest Film Forum - October 2010. Rescue began as a first year student project at SCCC'S Film and Video program in 2009. Rescue supports the Non-profit program The Bridge (formally named The Prostituted Children’s Rescue Fund) which is one of only four safe houses in the United States that helps teens girls get off the streets and out of prostitution. Rescue was created for City Councilman Tim Burgess and YouthCare to help support the fundraising efforts for the safe house.
Rescue Full length (Directors cut)
Rescue (Fundraising cut)