meet the filmmaker

c g wong

Chris Gallego Wong

Director, Editor, Producer

Chasing Dreams at 88mph

After seeing Superman III for the first time in the summer of ’83, I did exactly what every other young boy on the planet did – I wrapped a red blanket around my back and jumped off my parent’s living room couch.  But something about that guy in a red cape resonated with me.  I may not have realized it at the time, but Chris Reeve’s man of steel gave me hope and joy, and the desire to share those feelings with others.  I wanted to be Superman for my mom and dad, to save them from a life that seemed scary and uncertain.  That underlying desire is with me to this day.

E.T., The Neverending Story, The Goonies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  These movies carried me through my youth and resonated with me in such a way that I just knew making movies was what I wanted to do with my life.  Film and television have the power to elevate us, take us away from what can sometimes be a very harsh reality and give us a sense that there just might be some magic and wonder left in the world.  And hey, I love all kinds of cinema-even the black and white, subtitled, obscure films they only play at art houses.  But I want to tell stories that make me feel as amazing as my favorite film of all-time, Back to the Future.  I’ve worn out copies of that movie, in every format from VHS to Blu-ray.  When I was a kid I even had the entire audio track on a cassette tape, so I could listen to it on my Walkman when I went to bed at night.  To this day, I can put that movie on and it makes my world a little bit brighter.

I’ve worked as an actor, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, writer, production assistant, and once in high school I was that guy at the mall that conducts audience surveys about movies.  There really is no one road to becoming a filmmaker, and I’m grateful for the journey.

I hope you enjoy my work.  I’ve certainly enjoyed making it for you.

Chris Gallego Wong is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  He lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, two daughters and two furkids.  They are all adorable.