Writer, filmmaker, travel journalist, and occasional actor.
Christopher Ludgate's recent work includes the award winning documentary film, With Love, which hit festivals worldwide revealing a unique glimpse into the famous NYC outreach agency, God's Love We Deliver. Chris received the award for Best Director Short Form Doc at the U.S. Premier in NYC in 2016. The film is in distribution with Alexander Street Press in its Social Sciences Collection.
His debut multi-award winning satire film, The Love Permit, which was adapted from his original highly praised play, continues to garner audiences worldwide. TLP was honored to be curated by NYC’s Queens Museum & Ministry of Culture.
Chris is a proud Associate Producer on the film, Io non Devo, an Italian short film by Andrea C. Vannucci which Premiered in Spring 2017 at Museum of the Moving Image, winning the award for Best Cinematography. Chris has also has worked with Vannucci as a voice-over artist on a fragrance commercial.
Editorial credits include travel & culture stories as an author at GoNomad, LAX, AIR Chicago, and FLY Washington. Stories from recent adventures to Ireland, Chile, France's Loire Valley, Paris, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Tolédo, Hamburg, and Rome, as well as domestic destinations like Acadia, Rehoboth Beach, New Orleans, and the vineyards of Cape May also feature Chris's photography. Check out @Ludgatesnapshot and @GoNOMAD on Instagram.
Chris graduated with honors from Baruch College where he received full merit scholarships, multiple scholastic awards, top drama and short fiction prizes, a volunteerism award, and others before earning a degree in Journalism & Film. He also has a degree in Creative Writing & Literature.
As an avid student of theater and acting technique at Strasberg Theater Institute and HB Studios, Chris went on to build a dynamic resume with supporting roles in feature film, soap operas, multiple roles in NYC’s theater scene, voice overs, and short film. He also appeared in commercial print, and on multiple book covers in addition to TV ads, fitness videos, and runway.
Chris resides in his native New York in the company of family, close friends, his cats, and his keyboard.