Christy Fleetwood grew up west of Orlando, Florida and received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. She later received a Master’s degree in Education/Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. After teaching in Florida for 10 years she moved to Washington, D.C.
While living in Washington, D.C. she worked as an elementary teacher and re-discovered a desire to become a filmmaker. The pursuit of film commenced! She completed a video production course at Arlington Independent Media and worked with other female filmmakers to shoot her first short film called, “Artists and Makers,” highlighting two artists working in Rockville, Maryland. Shortly after, she moved to New York City.
While living in New York City she worked as a Registrar at the People’s Improv Theater and tutored high school students preparing to take their Regents exam. She often refers to her time in NYC as her “film school.” She completed a video production course and sketch writing course at The PIT, marked scenes on a shoot in Times Square, was a Production Assistant on an ESPN shoot, shot two of her own short films, and worked on a short film called, “Grandpa Gene,” written and directed by Alisa Robinson, set to release August 2019.
Christy moved back home to the Central Florida area in 2016 to teach 5th grade reading. She joined a few filmmaking groups and met several wonderful filmmakers in the Orlando area. During her time back in Central Florida she wrote several short screenplays, including “Aafa,” which was selected as a finalist in the Circus Road Films Screenplay contest and “Yoga Mat Chats,” which she also directed and DP’d. “Yoga Mat Chats” will enter the festival circuit the summer of 2019.
She is dedicated to telling important stories and strongly believes that film has the power to change lives. She is a teacher by day and a filmmaker by night.