Hi! My name is Christopher Llewellyn Reed (you can call me Chris), and I am a filmmaker, film critic and Chair of the Film & Moving Image Department at Stevenson University. I am lead film critic for Hammer to Nail, a website devoted to independent cinema; film critic for Film Festival Today; and occasional features writer for BmoreArt. In addition, I am the host of Dragon Digital Media‘s award-winning Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed and a regular film commentator on The Baltimore Sun‘s Roughly Speaking podcast. I am also the author of Film Editing: Theory and Practice and blog regularly about cinema on this blog. My Twitter handle is @chrisreedfilm.
In addition to all of the above, I am excited to announce the launch of a new podcast – The Fog of Truth – undertaken with two film colleagues: Summre Garber (Co-Captain of the Documentary Programming Committee at Slamdance) and Bart Weiss (Director/Founder of the Dallas VideoFest). Our first season went live on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, and will continue for 6 episodes, each one dropping weekly on Wednesday mornings. Our second season will launch sometime in late March.
As far as how I got to where I am today, it started off with Russian literature, and not film. I hold a B.A. from Harvard University, in Slavic Languages and Literatures (concentration in Russian), an M.A from Yale University, in Russian and East European Studies (concentration in Russian Film) – you can see the transition – and an M.F.A. from the Graduate Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. And there you have it.