Christie Herring is an independent documentary filmmaker who has directed and edited award-wining documentaries that have been broadcast on public television and screened at dozens of film festivals around the world. She produced and edited Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, a feature documentary about diversity in computer programming which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and at AFI in 2015. The Campaign (producer/director/camera, 2013) followed the 2008 No on Proposition 8 campaign, was funded by ITVS, was released and aired on public television, and is distributed by New Day Films.
Her other work includes Bodies and Souls, a film about an elderly white Catholic nun at the helm of a free health clinic in a tiny rural town in the Mississippi Delta; Chickens in the City, a humorous short documentary about the musings of several backyard urban chicken owners which was selected for the inaugural ITVS Online Film Festival; and the award-winning Howdy Partner, a pre-marriage-equality meditation on the word "partner" which was featured at film festivals around the globe.
She has worked in various roles on films for PBS, National Geographic, the History Channel, and MBC1, as well as nonprofit and corporate clients including Facebook, SFMOMA, Levis, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and the UC Berkeley Law School. She has been a selected participant in the NBPC New Media Institute, the ITVS Queer X-Change, the CPB/PBS Producer's Academy at WGBH, and was a 2013 Resident in the San Francisco Film Society's Film House Residency Program. Herring received her MA in documentary filmmaking from Stanford University and lives in San Francisco.