Web Developer, Director, and Filmmaker in New York
Chris Cayden is a filmmaker, web designer, graphic artist, and independent producer with over 15 years of professional experience.
Chris studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and acting at HB Studios. He spent seven years working with The Manhattan Short Film Festival as the Director of Internet Operations and a contributing writer. The Manhattan Short is the world's largest short film festival.
He produced his first music video, 'Better Off Dead' for nationally signed independent artists, 'vs the earth', featuring Mindy Hall from VH1's 'The Rock of Love' Directed by Mikko Timonen and Erin Judd which aired on all MTV networks and VH1.
An authority on multimedia design, he has built numerous web sites for filmmakers, directors, productions companies, and feature films. He started a web development company in 2000 based in New York called Cayden Media, LLC, serving clients worldwide.
Chris' previous work includes the short films, Love Roulette, Smoke Break, Wake Up Wondering, and Life by the Drop. He is currently in production for a new short film titled 'Lurker' which will be making it's rounds on the film festival circuit in 2016 as well as working on an (Mixed Martial Arts) MMA based web series pilot with a killer script and amazing music. “Lurker’ is based on true events of cyberbullying.
He has studied kickboxing and various martial arts for several years, including Tang Soo Do karate, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Bushido Jui-Jitsu currently holding a red belt in Tang Soo Do karate and a green belt in Jeet Kune Do.
“I started out building web sites for cinematographers, actors, and fellow filmmakers in 2004 after I graduated from film school in New York and it just took off from there. Now, I am proud to say I have clients all over the globe and hope to continue growing. It’s cool to know my design work has been viewed several million times around the world. I’ve built sites for feature films, well known actors, short films, filmmakers, producers, nationally signed indie bands, and short films. But the coolest thing about building someone a site is when they tell me they landed a paying gig because of the work we did.”