Christina Richardson

Founder, Director
Bronx Film Initiative

Christina Richardson is a New York based award-winning filmmaker, a DGA qualified 1st AD, and the founder of the Bronx Film Initiative, an organization that produces narrative films in partnership with the NYC Department of Education.

Full Bio
I'm Christina Richardson, a seasoned NYC-based Filmmaker with almost a decade of experience in media and storytelling. Originally from Los Angeles, I transitioned from child acting to earning honors in broadcast communication at Benedict College.

I've directed and produced impactful projects for brands like Facebook, the NYC Department of Education, and Ghetto Gastro, even holding a 1st AD qualification from the Directors Guild of America. I've overseen productions for major clients like Walmart, Audible, and McDonald's. I'm also skilled in video editing and award-winning screenwriting.

In 2017, I founded the Bronx Film Initiative, empowering marginalized youth in filmmaking. With industry partnerships, we've nurtured young talents and garnered festival acceptance and awards.

My ultimate goal is directing episodic television while expanding opportunities for black and brown filmmakers through the Bronx Film Initiative, fostering diversity in storytelling.

Professional Credits
Producer, Director, AJ’s Story
1st Assistant Director, B-boy Blues
Director, Besties Mini Series
Director, Commissioned By Grief Short Film
Industry Awards
Winner Wave maker Award, “Besties” Series - Everybody digital film festival in 2019, NY

Winner, Best Screen Play, “AJ’s Story” Short film - Pictures Up Film Festival in 2023, LA

Winner, Runner Up Best Film, “AJ’s Story” Short Film- Kara Film Series in 2023, NY

Winner, Best Breakthrough Performance, “AJ’s Story” Short Film- Diversity in Cannes Film Festival in 2023, Cannes, France

Winner Honorable Mention, “AJ’s Story” Short Film Indie Short Fest