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Chris Sciannella Recommends

What film do you think everyone should watch?
I watch a lot of movies. There are so many great films out there it is impossible for me to pick just one. For me, watching a great film is an escape. I don’t sit still for very long so I love it when a film can draw me in and keep me engrossed for 2 hours with a great plot and strong character development.

What’s your favorite part about living and working in the DC/MD/VA region?
I have had the pleasure of traveling all over the world and have shot in 49 of the 50 states in the US. For me I think there is no better place to live and work than in the DMV. It is close to the beach and the mountains, two of my favorite places to spend my free time. It is very diverse, probably one of the most culturally diverse areas in the world. DC is arguably the most powerful city in the world yet has that small city feel. It is also a city which for the most part is recession proof which makes it a good place to live if you work in our industry.

Who inspires you?
I am inspired most by people who have overcome adversity and still achieve success. This is a country of opportunity but nothing is handed to you. If you believe in yourself and work hard you can achieve your goals.

What story do you wish someone would tell?
I love a good success story.(see above answer) We need more positive success stories being told instead of another “House Wives of where ever ….

What’s your favorite place to celebrate success with your crew?
The closest bar to the location.

To celebrate WIFV’s 40th Anniversary, we reached out to the community to nominate the colleagues they admire. We are honored to have these filmmakers in our community as mediamakers, advocates, and mentors.

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