CHRISTOPHER ALLINGHAM found his love for visual art at a young age beginning with photojournalism for newspapers and magazines. After graduating from University of Maryland with a degree in Television/Film and Business, he pursued honing his craft at the Rockport Film and Video Workshops and the American Film Institute (AFI). For ten years, Chris ran NASA’s documentary unit in Washington, DC as well as produced, directed and contributed cinematography for a magazine style documentary broadcast series for NASA on space, science, technology and the environment, shot around the world. Overseeing high budget media contracts for both still photography and television projects with NASA helped Chris gain a very thorough understanding and advanced his skills in all facets of documentary filmmaking.
Chris went on to produce and direct programming for various broadcasters including Discovery and Travel Channel, CBS reality series “Big Brother” as well as National Geographic, Fox and Animal planet. A visionary producer, talented director and creative cinematographer, Chris has contributed his highly developed skills and artistic abilities in developing all of Lighthouse Films’ documentary projects.