Chris Fisher is currently the Co-Executive Producer/Director for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount +). In addition to Executive Producing, he also directed the season one finale and season two premiere. An exciting aspect of launching this latest Star Trek series is being the first to use virtual production from inception. Chris created and produced a virtual art department (VAD) to design and build mind-blowing alien worlds as well as larger-than-life amortized sets with Unreal Engine gaming technology. Moreover, Chris directed a majority of the season one scenes on the virtual stage establishing the epic cinematic language for the show.
In 2020, he directed a two episode block of Stephen King’s seminal and star-studded series The Stand (Paramount +) as well as the series finale for the hit fantasy series, The Magicians (SyFy).
Over the past decade, he was the Producer/Director for three successful science fiction and fantasy shows in a row: The Magicians (2017 – 2020), Person of Interest (2013 – 2017), and Warehouse 13 (2010 – 2013). As the Producer/Director, he was in charge of creating, developing, and overseeing the visual language for over one hundred forty episodes of television. Under his direction, all three shows received numerous awards as well as dramatically improved ratings and reviews for their five season runs.
Since directing his first episode of television in 2007 (Cold Case), Chris has now directed over sixty episodes for streaming, cable, and network including Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Stand, The Magicians, Person of Interest, Warehouse 13, Runaways, The Bridge, etc. Focusing on the most challenging and important episodes, he has directed three series finales, ten season premieres, and eleven season finales. Chris has also directed two of the top fifty television episodes of all time, Person Of Interest ‘Return 0’ and ‘If-Then-Else’, as rated by IMDB.
After starting in the mail room at the William Morris Training program, his filmmaking career began with two independent feature films selected for the Sundance Film Festival, Taboo (2002), and Nightstalker (2003). Chris would go on to make five more genre films from 2004 – 2011, including Meeting Evil, Dirty, and Street Kings Motor City. He has directed multiple Oscar winners include Jennifer Lawrence, Whoopi Goldberg, Marlee Matlin, Greg Kinnear, and Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as stars such as Sam Jackson, Ray Liotta, Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Taraji Henson, Clifton Collins Jr., etc.
Chris has a number of feature and television projects in development including Flip, Dead Things, and Cirque.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Juris Doctorate in Law from USC, and is a member of the DGA, WGA, and California Bar.