I'm Christian J. Surtz, a filmmaker, photographer, and graphic designer from Batavia, Illinois, currently working at Spirit Juice Studios, running SurtzMedia, and studying at Northwestern University.  

Thanks for taking the time to visit this site and get to know me. I currently put my film and media skills to use through SurtzMedia, a full-service production company that has served over 50 clients in the last several years. I also work at Spirit Juice Studios, primarily as an editor but also as a photographer and aerial videographer. I've contributed to projects for clients such as the USCCB, Knights of Columbus and NFCYM. 

I also serve as the Executive Director of TEDxNorthwesternU, former President of the Northwestern University Catholic Students Association, and I coach high school cross country at Marmion Academy.  

As you explore my portfolio and company website, I'd like to leave you with one important note. Media, in all its different forms, is a powerful tool for communication in this 21st-century world, and a tool that comes with great responsibility. I'm pursuing a career in media because I know this is the way I can best use my God-given gifts to enact positive change in the world around me. The portfolio you see here is simply the product of putting those gifts into action.  

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