Directing

Craig D. ForrestOver a 30+ year career, Craig’s television, film, video and documentary projects have taken him to 149 countries, flown him 15x around the world and landed him on 6 continents.

More than 200 overseas assignments have imbedded him into dangerous hot spots like Iraq, Cuba, Burundi, the Congo, El Salvador, Palestine, Cambodia, Vietnam, Uganda, Haiti, Burma, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Chad, Bosnia & Kosovo.

His strengths include digital cinema, broadcast segments & shows, short films, documentaries – plus single & multi-camera production. He has worked professionally at the network level for CBS’s The Amazing Race, ABC’s In Concert, Discovery Channel’s World of Wonder, HBO’s Arli$$, Travel Channel’s World’s Best, UPN’s Strange Universe, Animal Planet’s Amazing Animal Videos, PBS’s Traveling Lite, History Channel’s Ancient Mysteries: Voodoo, Fox Sports’ Soccer USA, A&E’s Investigative Reports with Bill Kurtis, TLC’s Too Extreme and American Movie Classics’ Movie Memories.

He has produced, directed or shot camera for such notable clients as Virgin Music Group, Univision, Family Channel, DuPont, Nestlé, Hyatt Hotels, Memorex, ToshibaMcDonalds, Northwest Airlines, Ford, Wells Fargo Bank, Blue Shield, Country Villa Healthcare, Billy Graham Association, Samaritan’s Purse, World VisionVoice of the Martyrs, Far East Broadcasting, OneHope, Dream Center & Teen Challenge.

Craig holds a Doctor of Fine Arts degree in Redemptive Filmmaking from Kingdom Seminary, a Masters in Film Studies from the Conservatory of Motion Pictures at Chapman University (a Top 10 film school), and a Bachelors in Biblical & Theological Studies from Bethany University. A voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmys), he also holds membership in the prestigious Travelers’ Century Club (100+ countries).

Craig D. Forrest’s Credits on IMDB


AWARDS

Craig’s recent projects have earned a number of notable television, film, documentary, video & festival awards:

  • 2007 Telly Award – Outpouring ’06 Promo
  • 2007 Telly Award – Sparkle TV spot
  • 2007 Telly Award – Alternative Sparkle TV spot
  • 2006 Cine Golden Eagle – Burundi: A Troubled Nation
  • 2006 Telly Award – Dare to Dream TV special
  • 2006 Telly Award – 60 seconds on a Steward’s Journey
  • 2006 Telly Award – Burundi: A Troubled Nation, A New Tribe
  • 2006 Aurora Award – Burundi: A Troubled Nation, A New Tribe
  • 2006 Videographer Award– Dare To Dream TV Special
  • 2006 Videographer Award – 60 seconds on a Steward’s Journey
  • 2005 Telly Award – Niger: Under the Umbrella of Islam
  • 2005 Telly Award – Benin: Cradle of Voodoo
  • 2005 Aurora Award – Ivory Coast: Key to the Francophone World
  • 2005 Aegis Award – Ivory Coast: Key to the Francophone World
  • 2005 Aegis Award – Benin: Cradle of Voodoo
  • 2005 Aegis Award – Niger: Under the Umbrella of Islam
  • 2005 Aegis Award – Burundi: A Troubled Nation, A New Tribe
  • 2005 Accolade Award – Burundi: A Troubled Nation, A New Tribe
  • 2005 Marcom Award – 60 seconds on a Steward’s Journey
  • 2005 Communicator Award – 60 seconds on a Steward’s Journey
  • 2003 Communicator Award – Burundi: A Troubled Nation

As a freelance artist, Craig has worked on production teams that have won or earned:

  • 2009 Primetime Emmy (Reality Competition) – The Amazing Race (Season 14) • Network: CBS • Producer: World Race Productions • Team Role: Coordinator
  • 1996 Cine Golden Eagle – Ancient Mysteries: Voodoo • Network: A&E Television • Producer: FilmRoos • Team Role: Field Producer (Haiti)
  • 1996 Aurora – Investigative Reports: Red Light Districts • Network: A&E Television • Producer: 44 Blue Productions • Team Role: Cameraman (Cuba, L.A.)
  • 1994 Cable Ace Nomination – World of Wonder • Network: Discovery Channel • Producer: GRB Entertainment • Team Role: Field Producer-Writer (Singapore, India, Morocco)

FILM FESTIVALS

  • 2008 – Oxford Int’l Film Festival (Oxford, OH) • Best Short Documentary (Winner) – The Sounds of Silent Cinema
  • 2008 Int’l Family Film Festival (Hollywood, CA) • Best Student Documentary (Winner) – The Sounds of Silent Cinema
  • 2007 Hollywood Student Film Festival (N. Hollywood, CA) • Best Student Documentary (Winner) – The Sounds of Silent Cinema
  • 2006 Houston Int’l Film Festival (Houston, TX) • Remi Award (Bronze – Best Cultural Documentary) – Burundi: A Troubled Nation, A New Tribe
  • 2006  Sabaoth Int’l Film Festival (Milan, Italy) • Angel Award (Nominee – Best Documentary) – Burundi: A Troubled Nation, A New Tribe