Christina Raia is a New York City based Writer/Director and the Founder of CongestedCat Productions, LLC. She wrapped production on her first feature film, SUMMIT, a Horror-Drama, in February of 2013 and began festival submissions in Fall 2014. Shortly after wrapping SUMMIT, she co-created, directed and produced the comedic web series Kelsey, which premiered on blip.tv in September 2013 to rave reviews and consistent press coverage, including as a Critic’s Pick and named one of the 19 Best Comedy Web Series of 2013 by Indiewire.com. It has over a quarter million hits online. Her other credits as Writer, Director include multiple independently produced narrative short films that have made official selection at film festivals across the country, most recently at the Coney Island Film Festival, HollyShorts Screening Series and Queens World Film Festival. In addition to Indiewire, her work and approach as a filmmaker have been covered in mainstream and film media, including the Examiner, AfterEllen and BuzzFeed. She also turned her desire to foster collaboration and engagement in the local film community into IndieWorks, a monthly film screening series showcasing and supporting the work of other independent filmmakers in New York.
City University of New York: Hunter College (New York, NY)