About the Director

Christina Wright

Christina Wright is a Film Theorist, whose research focuses on moral themes addressed in the cinema. She is also an accomplished Character Education Specialist,
Film Studies Instructor, Screenwriter, Theatre Director and Actor. For the past 20 years, Ms. Wright has worked in the media and performing arts, education and leadership with a variety of organizations, including Facets Multimedia Film School, San Francisco Giants Video Board Productions, KMVT 15–Silicon Valley Media, Children's Theatre Company, Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, Girl Scouts and the YMCA. Through her film/drama based character education programs, The Character Reel (for children, pre-teens and teens) and Soul Cinema (for adults), she has facilitated discussions with a focus on character virtues, social and emotional learning and service-learning at a number of spaces which include Oakton and Washington Elementary Schools (Evanston, IL), Louhelen Baha’i School (Davison, MI), the Green Lake Baha’i Conference (Green Lake, WI), the Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) and the National Baha’i Centre of Ireland (Dublin). Ms. Wright instructs online courses for University of San Diego’s Character Development Center, consults as a Film and Character Content Advisor for TrueSpark and is very passionate about contributing to the work of increasing disability, gender and racial diversity in the film and television industry. She has also served as a volunteer for the San Francisco Giants Community Fund. She is currently working on two manuscripts: "Soulful Cinema: Seeking Moral Themes in Film" and "Reel Character Development: Learning About Life's Choices Through the Movies."

Ms. Wright received her M.Phil in Film Theory and History from The University of Dublin,Trinity College, B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Theatre Arts/Drama from San Francisco State University and A.A. (High Honors) in Speech Communications from Foothill College. She also earned a Specialist Certificate in Character Development from University of San Diego. She has been honored with the Award of Excellence from the Religion Communicators Council for her work on the Baha’is of the United States website and U.S. Baha’i News eNewsletter (2012), the Achievement Award for Academic Excellence from San Francisco State University (2001) and the Area Award in Performing Arts and Speech (1999) and Award of Excellence in Speech Communications (1998) from Foothill College. Ms. Wright was also awarded as a Finalist in the CSU Hayward Jack Samosky Invitational Speech Tournament (1998) and took 2nd Place in Persuasive Speaking from the Northern California Forensics Association (1997).