I’ll direct your story.
If you’ve already got a great screenplay, maybe what you need is someone who’ll nurture the story onto the screen.
My experience runs the gamut from art direction to prop building to producing and directing.
As a writer, director, producer, art director, props assistant, performer, or extra, I’ve got 9 features, 9 shorts and industrials, several radio series’, and 2 early stage children’s TV shows under my belt.
And I love finding the story inside the story.
Finding the purpose of every scene, the motivation for every character, and the subtext behind every line of dialog.
Working with actors, and DPs, and location scouts.
I run a tight ship. Professional, but fun. On time, and on budget.
So let’s give your story the direction it deserves.
By the way… I’ve retired my Production Designer’s toolkit, so I’m not doing that any more. But honestly, if the right project came along… never say never.
Here’s what some of the people I’ve worked with have to say.
“Chip is the best film director I’ve had the privilege of working with. He is focused, professional, and 100-percent dedicated to transforming the written word into sights and sounds that move you. He gives his actors and crew clear direction, is incredibly receptive to input, and relentlessly detail oriented. I’d work with Chip again any time, anywhere.”
Chad Davies, Actor
“Chip has a pervasive creative and artistic vision that propels his impeccable decision making and ability to complete tasks and stay organized. I look forward to the possibility of working with Chip again!”
Matthew Galvin, Director of Photography
“Chip is a quality director who brings the magic to the table by staying true to the vision of the project while providing the actor a sense of freedom and exploration for character development.”
Gina Marie Camp, Actor, Co-Star
“We have worked with many directors in a variety of productions, and can assert without any doubt that Chip created the most organized and well-run environment of them all. Not only did he start and finish on schedule, but the set was a fun and relaxed place to be. We at The Cosmo Factory would relish any opportunity to work with Chip again.”
Kaia Cornell, HMU Lead
“Chip Street is not only one of the nicest people I have ever met, he’s creative, highly intelligent and very trustworthy. Chip has a myriad of talents. His passionate work ethic and creative problem solving skills will exceed any projects goals and/or expectations.”
Jane Sullivan, Founder, Santa Cruz International Film Festival
“Chip Street is the consummate Art Director! He’s smart, has a wonderful eye, is resourceful, and most importantly – he gets it! Chip is a professional who works hard and delivers what’s required. To top it off, he is a great guy! The bottom line is that Chip is my first choice for Art Director on any project.”
Simone Sommerfeld, DP , Layla: Live or Die
“Chip Street was the Art Director on our feature documentary “PROGRAMMING THE NATION?“. He was extremely dedicated and professional in all aspects of the job and helped us transcend our re-enactment footage above and beyond our expectations. Chip is both talented and detail oriented in his work. I would highly recommend and absolutely love to work with him again on future projects.”
Jeff Warrick, Producer, Ignite Productions
“Chip’s talent and his contributions to BLUR were remarkably above industry standard. Friends and family have commented to me Chip was the best member of the production team. I am looking forward to collaborating on our next project.”
Timothy Halpin, 1st AD, BLUR Productions
“I do not have enough superlatives to describe the work ethic and imagination of Chip Street as a production designer. Having worked with designers in the industry in L.A. and San Francisco, I can safely say that were he available, he would be the top designer in any area he would choose. Imaginative, hard working, and exceptionally collaborative, Chip Street is my designer of choice for any event I’m fortunate enough to have him on.”
John Kim, Writer/Director, BLUR Productions
“It was a great pleasure to work with Chip on the feature film BLUR. He was always prepared, could solve any problem, and faced the challenges of the project with good humor and professionalism. His creative talent always produced high quality work that shaped the film visually. I would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Chip again.”
Lisa VandenBerghe, Costume Designer, BLUR Productions
“Chip was really great to work with, he was patient and diligent. He was resourceful and attentive to detail on set. His creativity and execution of the set dressings and design made the filming run smoother. He made the filming a great learning experience for me.”
Anita Magana, Assistant Art Department, BLUR Productions
“Chip and his very small team did an incredible job as art director on my independent film, “Fat Rose and Squeaky”. Under the guidance of Production Designer Brian Sharp, Chip’s attention to the smallest details gave the film Director, Sam Irvin, a look and feel comparable to films 10 times the budgets we had.”
Stan Harris, Writer/Producer, Etc… Group Entertainment
“Chip Street is a brilliant mixed media artist. I have had the opportunity to work with Chip on several occasions, one being Art Director on the feature film “Fat Rose and Squeaky”. Chip was always attentive and extremely creative. He performed any task I asked without hesitation and performed above my expectations. He is meticulous and budget conscious. He is also a real pleasure to work with, with a cool head and a great personality. I will use Chip whenever I can!”
Brian Sharp, Production Designer
“Thank you (and to the team) for helping put this together, we had fun today and are optimistic that the finished product will turn out great!”
Jacque Shockley, Producer, Shockley Productions