Hey, I'm Kristie!
Kristie participates in many illicit occupations in order to support her nasty filmmaking habit, including producing award-wining documentary and narrative films, running various blogs and web sites, working as the former program director of the Z Film Festival and creator of the successful 72 Hour Feature Project in Chicago. She has attempted to elevate her intimate fascination with bodily functions and primal urges to the level of the avant-garde. In the process, she has received generous grants from such places as the Princess Grace Foundation, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York), as well as a full scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her Master’s degree in Film and Video in 2001.
Kristie’s work in film and video has been shown in dozens of festivals across the Americas, Europe, and Australia. She is the founding owner of Artvamp, LLC. Kristie’s alter ego, Echo Transgression, appeared on MTV’s Sex2K, and is also the central character of Alshaibi’s first feature length film entitled Other People’s Mirrors. She has been a frequent contributor to $pread Magazine, has published her photography in Gourmet Magazine, the New York Times, and on Nerve.com.
As a Producer and collaborator (and sometimes performer) Kristie has worked on many of Usama Alshaibi's short films, as well as his features, inlcuding Soak, Muhammad and Jane, Nice Bombs, Profane, and American Arab. She is Co-writer and Producer on Boy from War.
Projects I'm Supporting
The Rings of Saturn
A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.
Billie #hatesherjob and quits to launch a new tech start-up company called Freelancers Anonymous while simultaneously planning her wedding.
An undocumented mother risks everything to save her child from a human trafficking White Nationalist.
Twelve years after being sexually assaulted on her college campus, Jillian embarks on a journey to confront the past.
Isaac, a young boy obsessed with superheroes and adventure, learns the important consequences and responsibility of being a role model.
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