Chris Rudz is a Polish director and cinematographer based in Tokyo. He’s a graduate of the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. While at the academy, Chris worked on the feature film, “Die Räuberin” (second unit DOP) and later on the French/German co-production, “Jean and Beatrice” (DOP). He later traveled to Japan to study at the Kyoto Seika Art University. While in Kyoto, Chris directed his graduation film “Tenchikaibyaku”, which was warmly received at various festivals around the world, including receiving a nomination for “Best Experimental Film" at the Shortcutz Annual Film Festival in 2014. Since then, he has created various works in Asia and Europe, including music videos, commercials for global brands, and fiction projects. Between these commitments, Chris has shot and directed personal film projects, such as “Kofferbak”, which won the “Audience Award”, “Best Director,” and second prize for the “Best Film” at the 48 Hours Film Festival (2013) in Rotterdam. His latest short film, “Lockdown Showdown,” won “Best Comedy Film” at numerous festivals globally. His work shows a sharp eye for human and personal stories and is as intimate as it is bold. His style of directing is realistic and always has a touch of emotional impact. Engaging storytelling and strong visuals are key elements in his work.