Chris Folkens is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker. He directs and edits on-air and in-cinema promos for a variety of clients including Disney/ABC Television Group – working with a broad array of A-list talent, from Acadamy Award Nominee Viola Davis, to world renowned host and producer Ryan Seacrest, to leading ladies Kerry Washingting and Ellen Pompeo, and Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal). He also directs major brand commercials for the likes of Nike, American Red Cross, and the Marines, as well as music videos for multi-platinum artists.
Folkens utilizes a unique style and creative vision that is consistently apparent in all of is creative works. Drawing on his background as a musician, Folkens often uses music to influence his visual style, pacing, and technique. With every project, his goal is to, “impact my audience through dramatic, compelling, and cinematic experiences.”
Folkens lives and works out of Hollywood, CA.