Writer, filmmaker, travel journalist, and actor.
FILM: Christopher Ludgate's recent work in film 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. 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 acclaimed original play, played the festival circuit worldwide. for seven years TLP was honored to be curated by NYC’s Queens Museum & Ministry of Culture.
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.
TRAVEL: Editorial credits include travel & culture stories as a Senior Writer at GoNomad.com Travel, Freelance at WestJet Magazine, LAX, AIR Chicago, and FLY Washington, and Passport. Stories from recent adventures to France's Bordeaux region, Germany's Bauhaus cities, Ireland, Bologna, Chile, Xcaret, Tulum, Cozumel, France's Loire Valley, Paris, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Tolédo, Hamburg, and Rome, as well as domestic destinations like San Francisco, Scottsdale, Portland ME, Asbury Park, Rehoboth Beach, New Orleans, Beacon, and Cape May also feature Chris's photography. Visit@Ludgatesnapshot on Instagram.
EDUCATION & STUFF: 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 scene study and 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 theatre 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 his laptop and cats.