Christopher’s drive and commitment to excellence and exceeding expectations, is the greatest contribution he can bring to any organization.
I am in the tenth year of my presidency at WLCAC. Having been around the organization since I was a child of 12 years (when my father founded it) I’ve seen every manner of people come and go….some not so good, but for the most part, folks that have worked at WLCAC have been overwhelmingly good. Chris Odom is a person that belongs to that latter half.
I’ve known Chris Odom on a personal and professionalbasis for over ten years. In that time, he has consistently managed to impress me. As a writer and director and I’ve had the pleasure to work with him fairly often and the results are always positive. His experience in independent production has made him exceptionally valuable because he’s had to master so many areas. When he shares his knowledge and skills is when he shines brightest.
It is my sincere pleasure to recommend Christopher Odom as a candidate for a teaching position. I have worked as an independent filmmaker for over fifteen years and have taught filmmaking in various schools. I have known Chris for over five years during which time I‘ve had the opportunity to work with him on three film projects. He has demonstrated the competence and professionalism needed to be an excellent filmmaker.
It is my sincere purpose to provide you with a clear and definitive picture of Christopher Odom from my perspective. I first met Christopher on the campus of Georgia State University around 1993, where we were both undergraduate film and video communications majors. Like Chris, my background is in writing, directing, and producing films and videos. The very first film set that I ever stepped foot on was actually one of Chris’ feature film productions. I loved working on that set! It was not long before I found out that he was a really kind and honest human being. I rarely open up as quickly to people as I did with Chris, but I could feel his good spirit, and therefore, felt comfortable with discussing just about any topic with him.
I produced this trailer for “Tulia, Texas” for the nationally televised series Independent Lens on PBS, which is produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). A lone undercover cop moves into a small farming town. By the end of the blazing summer of 1999, 46 people are arrested for selling cocain–nearly all of them African American. It was heralded as…