His film work has appeared on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, PBS, and Twin Cities Public Television. He is most known for his award-winning educational film series about the Cape Cod dayboat fishing industry in New England and for his Direct Cinema documentaries with alterna-folk musician Suzanne Vega, the late writer/illustrator Edward Gorey, and filmmaker Albert Maysles as their subjects. He also directed music videos for David Ryan of the Lemonheads and musician Chris Trapper of the Push Stars.
His photography is published in 6 hard cover photography books including his most recent, The Cape Cod National Seashore: A Photographic Adventure and Guide (Schiffer, 2012) and Cape Cod & the Islands Reflections (Schiffer, 2010).
He received his BA in journalism from Trinity College and his MA in Anthropology from California State University, East Bay. According to NewEnglandFilm.com his academic background was as a journalist and archaeologist and he split his time among these disciplines until the mid-90s when he dedicated himself full-time to documentary production.
According to IMDB Seufert also directed actress Julie Harris as voice talent in five documentary projects and directed CBS journalist Walter Cronkite in a 2005 documentary about the early wireless stations of radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi. As Cronkite's last project it was winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Gold Star Award. According to a Czech website, in 2011 he is in-progress with a documentary portrait of direct-cinema director Albert Maysles.
He has also noted for creating original natural environment recordings through the use of binaural recording techniques with the Neumann KU-100 head microphone. He's produced an international world soundscapes series and also a 12-part series of Cape Cod recordings that are published at iTunes where there is also a free podcast.
He is married to the New York Times Best Selling author Lisa Genova, who penned Still Alice, Left Neglected, and Love Anthony.
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- Christopher Seufert's official site
- Interview with Chris Seufert at NewEnglandFilm.com
- Interview with Chris Seufert on CNN
- Christopher Seufert at the Internet Movie Database
- Documentary with Walter Cronkite
- Christopher Seufert Photography Book
- The Director's Documentary About Suzanne Vega
- Documentary Sample with Edward Gorey in Restaurant
- Documentary Sample of Filmmaker Albert Maysles in the Czech Republic
- Audio Soundscapes Recordings