Chris Teague has been a cinematographer for six Sundance-selected feature films, most notably the dramatic comedies OBVIOUS CHILD, LANDLINE, PEOPLE PLACES THINGS and APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR. Chris won Best Cinematography at the Tribeca Film Festival for the Andie MacDowell starring drama LOVE AFTER LOVE. Additionally, Chris was the cinematographer for the NBC comedy SHRINK, Comedy Central’s BROAD CITY, and is currently shooting the Netflix series GLOW. Chris graduated with an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University, and has written and directed several award- winning short films.
Stay ahead of everything that needs to get done in order to allow time to be creative.
What needs to happen now and what’s next?
Listen and communicate as well as possible.
I used to live in Brooklyn and now I’m in LA. What I loved about Brooklyn was being surrounded by the presence and energy of so many different people. What I love about LA is finding peace without having to shut myself in a closet.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Good coffee and cereal. So boring!
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – (on a shoot day) – Probably walking onto set and thinking about what the hardest part of my morning will be.
10:00 AM – Figuring out how we can shoot everything we need to before lunch.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
If I’m not on set – Homestate Tacos in Los Feliz.
7:00 PM – I’m hopefully on our final shot of the day and starting to feel the day’s stress and anxiety drain away.
11:00 PM – Asleep if I have to wake up early again for work!
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Coffee in the morning, espresso after lunch, seltzer throughout the day.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
I love the hate5six Instagram account. It makes me nostalgic for my teen years in the punk/hardcore scene.
What should everyone try at least once?
Volunteering for a political candidate.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
In any form of wilderness.