Christopher Nizza

Biography: Christopher Nizza is a New York City born, bred and based filmmaker and editor. His Emmy Award-winning work includes documentaries and television shows (Hollywood DC, Ironman Triathlon, Dakar Rally, Iditarod) as well as video game commercials and music videos. He edited Figure Skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, NBC’s highest-rated venue at the Games. Nizza is a founding member of the University of the Poor, a project dedicated to using video and new technologies as part of a broad movement to end poverty. As part of this work he collaborated with other filmmakers and community groups to make Crisis, U.S.A., Copy This Tape and Learning as we Lead. These short documentaries have been used in educational programs at hundreds of grassroots meetings across the United States. He also played on one of the most fun, undersized, outgunned basketball teams in New York City high school history, once hitting 5 three-pointers in a game.

Christopher Nizza and Dara Kell are recipients of Participant Media’s Outstanding Filmmaker Award, representing Africa. Dear Mandela is their first feature-length documentary.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Dear Mandela (2013 – Dara Kell, Christopher Nizza).

Copy This Tape (Date unknown);
Crisis, U.S.A. (Date unknown);
Learning as we Lead (Date unknown);
Dear Mandela (2012 – Dara Kell, Christopher Nizza).