Kristin Pichaske

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Emmy Award-winning filmmaker with more than 25 years of professional experience shooting, producing and directing documentaries in a broad range of styles and formats – from working as a one-man-band in rural Africa, to shooting VR video for the New York Times, and producing large-scale documentaries for Lucasfilm, Ltd. and Paramount Pictures.

Her current focus and area of leading edge expertise is short-form digital documentary series and impact campaigns. She has given invited talks about the future of documentary at the YouTube Producers Academy and other venues around the world, and has worked with the top documentary-makers in Chicago, including Kartemquin, Siskel/Jacobs, Media Process Group and Free Spirit Media, helping them refine their understanding of how online media differs from traditional media and how to fully exploit the power of short, sharable content to create social change.

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