Bob Christie (film director)

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Bob Christie
Occupation(s)Film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1995–present

Bob Christie is a Canadian documentary film director from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[1] He is best known for the 2009 documentary Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride, which he directed, co-wrote and co-produced.[2]


Christie studied at Simon Fraser University graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film. He won three production scholarships during his studies, and his films, one drama and one documentary, were accepted to the national student competitions at the Montreal World Film Festival in 1995 with The Other Thing, and in 1997 with Auntie Culture.

After graduation, Christie worked in television commercial production coordinating, managing or producing over a hundred television spots. He also worked for a number of independent documentaries, short films and music videos. He also helped in co-producing many gay events such as Whistler Gay Ski Week, AIDS Walk, and Vancouver Pride and starting 2002, he directed and edited video installations, corporate, promotional and music videos.

In 2006 Christie began production on The Royal Eight, a one-hour documentary about his father's family. It was awarded completion funds from the National Film Board of Canada and was released in early 2009.

Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride premiered at the Image+Nation film festival in 2009.[3]



  1. ^ Natasha Barsotti, "Where do we go from here?" Xtra West, July 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Randy Shore, "Around the world with Pride; Film explores the politics of Pride, and why the fight for global human rights remains as urgent as ever". Vancouver Sun, August 1, 2009.
  3. ^ John Griffin, "Image+Nation gets an earlier start". Montreal Gazette, October 17, 2009.
  4. ^ Rob Salerno, "Documentary examines Pride, from protest movement to business concern". Xtra!, May 16, 2010.
  5. ^ Katherine Brodsky, "Whistler Film Fest Kicks Back into High Gear with Hybrid Model and Contenders ‘Lost Daughter’ and ‘Power of the Dog’". Variety, November 30, 2021.

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