Christopher Towey – Director of Photography
Chris Towey has worked in the film industry for nearly three decades. During the past 12 years, he has traveled worldwide shooting for television, corporate, and feature films. Towey has served as the director of photography on feature-length documentaries including Blackfish, a Sundance featured film that uncovers and explores the dark world of big business using captive animals for entertainment; Finding Hillywood, which profiles a new generation of Rwandan storytellers; Bear Trek, which follows a biologist as he researches bears and climate change in Alaska and Peru; and Trade Off, which examines World Trade Organization and its impact leading up to the 1999 Seattle riots, and was an official selection at film festivals in Canada and the U.S.
Towey has also shot dozens of commercials and television programs for networks including MSNBC, National Geographic, E!, PBS Nature, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and the BBC.
Chris currently lives in the Seattle area, and when he’s not out somewhere working, enjoy’s skiing, hiking, still photography and a glass of fine red wine.