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2024 Trailblazer Award

Christopher Everett

Christopher Everett, hailing from Laurinburg, North Carolina, embarked on a remarkable filmmaking journey after a brief stint in Atlanta. His debut documentary, WILMINGTON ON FIRE, garnered acclaim for its exploration of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre.


Since then, Christopher has continued to amplify underrepresented voices through producing projects like BLACK BEACH / WHITE BEACH: A TALE OF TWO BEACHES and THE BLACK BAPTISM.

As Artistic Director of the Southern Documentary Fund, he's facilitated over $250k in grants to Southern filmmakers and revitalized the Southern Documentary Convening.


Leading Speller Street Films and co-founding BLK Docs, Christopher's commitment to storytelling and cultural representation shines. His latest endeavor, the annual 3 Chambers Fest, celebrates diverse cultural intersections of hip-hop, martial arts, and anime. He's currently in post-production on his next two documentaries, WILMINGTON ON FIRE: CHAPTER II and GRANDMASTER: THE VIC MOORE STORY. 

Christopher Everett's journey underscores the transformative power of storytelling and determination in the film industry.

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