Chris Ivey

Chris Ivey

Profile Location
Pittsburgh , PA

Chris Ivey is easy enough to reach by cell phone. But scheduling an appointment with the busy filmmaker -- who calls his production company Hyperboy Media -- can be a challenge. Sometimes, it's easier to just ring him while he's out running around, and have him drop by your house.

Indeed, Ivey seems busier than ever these days -- even though he's phasing out commercial work to focus on projects with greater personal and social relevance. This spring, for instance, he was finishing work as a camera-operator and assistant director for Serial Passage, a PBS documentary series on AIDS in the black community by acclaimed producer Claudia Pryor. Meanwhile, Ivey continued to simultaneously shoot, edit and promote his own massive documentary project: East of Liberty: A Story of Good Intentions.

No doubt Ivey's professional experience plays a role. The North Carolina native came to study at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in 1995, when he was in his early 20s. He found freelance work on local television-commercial productions, and by 2000 was doing more on his own, including award-winning ads for Jones Soda. He's also made numerous music videos, including two for noted underground rapper J-Live.


Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Owen Buffington
Lindsey Day
Sam Herron
Chris Ivey
Nicole Renaud
Alexis Spina
Bart Vargas
9/4/20 to 10/30/20
Multiple Mediums

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