About


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Chris Osborn is a director and editor based in New York.

TRUE BLUE, Osborn’s most recent short, premiered at Maryland Film Festival in 2017 and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short at Indie Memphis later that year.

Prior to that, SISTERS toured film festivals across the country and earned a Vimeo Staff Pick. Filmmaker Magazine called it “a study in abstract horror and mental illness… [that] earns its high-strung pathos.”

Osborn is currently developing their first feature, an atmospheric horror film about witches and rural America.

Beyond directorial work, Osborn has edited acclaimed music videos for bands such as Beach House and Zola Jesus, and co-produced LACE CRATER, Harrison Atkins’ feature debut, which premiered at TIFF in 2015.

Since 2014, Osborn has hosted D E E P, a traveling screening series of new experimental cinema unearthed from the dark parts of the internet, at microcinemas and DIY spaces throughout the United States.

In 2019, Osborn was invited to International Film Festival Rotterdam as a guest programmer, curating a special slate of films about memes and other moving images on social media. They also served on the Shorts Jury for Sheffield Doc/Fest later that year.

Osborn’s writing has been published in The New York Times and Talkhouse, and received honors from Sundance Institute, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and ScreenCraft.

They were born and raised in Portland, Oregon.