Chris Beeson

Christopher Beeson

Part-Time Lecturer, Film & Television
  • Theatre, Film and Video Production (CAM)

I earned a BFA in Studio Arts and held an Artist-In-Residence post for several years before returning to grad school to earn an MA in Art History and Critical theory. I exhibited for many years as a printmaker and painter, then moved into encuastics.

Video, film, music and digital design projects have always been part of my work.
During my tenure as Product Development Manager with Dark Horse Comics, I was fortunate to collaborate with high-profile directors and studios on projects of all kinds. As the administrator for an undergraduate film school for five years I helped to produce dozens of film projects, co-managed large-scale film festivals and summer film camps. I am very pleased to now be with the Film and Television Department at CU Denver.

Documentary filmmaking is now my full-time creative outlet; I've produced many doc shorts and am currently working on my second full-length doc feature.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Millikin University
BFA, Studio Arts

Reed College
MA, Art History and Critical Theory

"A Feral World" Wins at Southeast Regional Film Festival

Film & Television Chair David Liban's post-apocalyptic film, "A Feral World", is scheduled for release on Amazon and iTunes for September 22nd!

Feral Honors

  • Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actor at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actress at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Official Selection of the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

"Fresh Tracks" at Vail Film Festival

CU Denver faculty and filmmaker Hans Rosenwinkel's film, "Fresh Tracks", a documentary about the first U.S. amputee skier and his design that launched the adaptive skiing movement, is up for Best Documentary at the Vail Film Festival.

New Documentary by FITV Faculty Roma Sur and Jessica McGaugh

When the ancient Indian beats of Odissi combine with the rhythms of the West African Djembe and the vibrant Spanish Flamenco, a new kind of sound is born. Jessica McGaugh and Roma Sur have partnered on the new documentary, "Three Worlds, One Stage".


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Meet CAM Faculty Member Edward Tyndall

What are Edward Tyndall's favorite movies? Get to know new Film & Television faculty member Edward Tyndall in his Q&A.

Bollywood Connections: Film & Television in India

Ten Film & Television students, led by Roma Sur, traveled to Mumbai, India to collaborate with India’s top film school to produce a bi-lingual short film in “Bollywood”, the movie capital of the eastern hemisphere.