Christie is an award-winning director, editor, and producer who has worked in documentary filmmaking for over 20 years and has a strong interest in social justice. She recently produced and edited bias, a film that explores how our unconscious assumptions influence our choices. She edited and produced Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and edited (with Jean Kawahara) The Point of No Return for NOVA. She directed and produced the ITVS-funded film The Campaign which aired on public television and screened at numerous film festivals and universities. 

Her credits include work with PBS, National Geographic, A&E, MBC1, the History Channel, and many nonprofit and corporate clients including Facebook, SFMoMA, Levis, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and the UC Berkeley School of Law. Christie has taught workshops and been a guest lecturer on film at universities around the world, including Stanford University, the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, and with the American Film Showcase in Ethiopia. She has been a selected participant in the NBPC New Media Institute, the ITVS Queer X-Change, and the CPB/PBS Producer’s Academy at WGBH. Christie was a Resident in the San Francisco Film Society Film House and is on the Steering Committee of New Day Films. She received her MA in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University.

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Films by Christie Herring

The Campaign

The Campaign follows the people behind California's historic No-on-8 campaign to defend same-sex marriage through exclusive behind the scenes footage, interwoven with the national history of same-sex relationship recognition since the 1950s.