I'm Christian Surtz, a filmmaker and photographer based in Chicago. I founded and direct SurtzMedia, a Telly Award-winning media production firm based in Chicago. Through the company I've served over 50 clients in eight states over the past three years. 

Since 2017 I've worked with 5-time Emmy-winning production company Spirit Juice Studios, primarily as a video editor for projects that together now total over three million online views. 

I'm a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and I've also been a photographer for The Daily Northwestern, communications strategist for the Sheil Catholic Center and graphic designer for Northwestern University

I currently coach high school cross country at Marmion Academy and am the Executive Director of TEDxNorthwesternU

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Filmmaker & Photographer