About Chris

I am a Director, Cinematographer, and Post Specialist in Philadelphia. I've been lucky enough to work with some amazing clients, companies and visionary artists.


Directing and Cinematography are the key’s to unlocking the inner visual senses. The emotional responses and unlimited aesthetic direction of the film medium is unlike any other entertainment. My aim is to unlock the true potential of any project visually


Chris Newhard is an American film Director, Cinematographer and Editor. With a travel bag always packed, Chris has worked internationally across several continents, as well as most of the United States, always seeking adventure and stories to capture for the world to see


Recent Work

Winds & Walls “Long Beach Island”


Client: Winds & Walls

Song: Long Beach Island

Director: Chris Newhard

Producer: Shaunpaul Costello

Grip: JD Perry

Actors: Nate Logue, Roseanne Posadas Pacla


Sia “Chandelier”

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Client: Sia

Directors: Brendan Walter, Chris Newhard

Director Of Photography: Russell Santos

Editors: Russell Santos, Brendan Walter

VFX: Joseph Seifert, Brendan Walter, Chris Newhard

Grip: ShaunPaul Costello, Joseph Graves

Production Assistant: Robert Graves

Mgmt: Crush Music




In 2012, I traveled to Hawaii to get some creative rejuvenation. Everything about that place was magical. I felt peace, excitement, adventure, and a calm like never before. I definitely want to live here someday…

Song: : Needtobreathe  “Slumber”

American Authors “Believer”



Client: American Authors “Believer”

Director: Brendan Walter, Chris Newhard

1st AD: Patrick Mandeville

DP: Chris Newhard (performance)

1st AC: Adam Gonzalez

DIT: Michael Edward Patti

Key Grip: Simon Lorady

Grips: Greg Yagolnitzer, Torin Rhodin

Production Assistant: Mikey Ortiz

Editor: Brendan Walter

Colorist: Chris Newhard



Client: Sirah

Director: Brendan Walter, Mel Soria

Director Of Photography: Chris Newhard

Grip: JD Perry

Mgmt: Crush Music

A.D. Moyer



Client: A.D. Moyer

Executive Producer:  Ron Schock

Director: Chris Newhard

1st AD: joseph J. Graves

1st AC: Adam Bogus

Gaffer: Simon D. Lorady

Grip: Shawn Breen

Editor: Simon D. Lorady

Colorist: Chris Newhard

Production Company: Yanksy

Winds & Walls “Hindsight”



Client: Winds & Walls

Director: Chris Newhard

1st AD: Joseph J. Graves

2nd Unit DP: Matthew Mahoney

Producer: ShaunPaul Costello

Editor/Colorist: Chris Newhard

Train “Feels Good At First”

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Directors: Brendan Walter, Chris Newhard

1st AD: Joseph J. Graves

1st AC: Daniel Soderboerg

Production Assistant: Casey Catelli

Label: Columbia Records

Mgmt: Crush Music

No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

Ingmar Bergman


Production can be a confusing and stressful environment for your project. I can offer several services to help you navigate your way through it until project completion.


I can come onto your project as Director and  helm the production, using my vision and technique. I can oversee the entire scope of the project, working with a team hired yourself or with a crew of people I trust.


I can attach to your project as a Cinematographer, and join your production team to accomplish the Directors’ vision.

Post Production

Sometimes keeping a project in house has its advantages, other times you’ll need a third party to cut/color your project for a better perspective on the objective goal and branding of the project. I can come on as an Editor or Colorist with my  HD 5k Ready editing suite. On-Location editing also available for destination short/long term projects.  

Travel Ready

Unlike other filmmakers, my team and myself are travel ready. Having already done productions in most of the USA, Canada, Germany, Hawaii, Spain, and Africa, I am always looking to fill my passport and take on another national or international project.



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