Bio

I am a filmmaker, photographer, photojournalist, and muralist. I’ve dedicated my life to celebrating the spirit and culture of New Orleans. In 2010 I founded my film production company, Crista Rock Productions, to tell the stories and struggles of New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. Even before launching CRP, I was dedicated to telling the stories of New Orleans during my eight-year tenure as a photojournalist for WDSU. Filming during Hurricane Katrina with NBC Nightly News only strengthened my love for the city. My work is driven by my passion for New Orleans and it shows in every frame I shoot, paint, and edit.

Contact

  • (504) 717-5912
  • crista.rock@gmail.com
  • Crista Rock Productions
  • 2352 Annunciation Street,
  • New Orleans, LA 70130

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  • Panasonic- “Roll out Lumix GX85” Director of Photography
  • Al Jazeera America- Photojournalist
  • Very Local New Orleans – Content Creator “gene’s poboys” Director/DP/Editor  *Awarded best social media video 
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau of New Orleans- Director of Photography with 3.5 million views “What is Mardi Gras “ video
  • Syfy channel – “Hero’s of Costplay” – Camera
  • Documentary “NOLAbound” – Producer/Director
  • Documentary “Vigilante Vigilante”- Camera
  • Commercial “Arbors Estates Dream Home” – Director/Editor
  • Odgen Museum– “Teen Docent” Producer/Director/Camera
  • Food Network- “BBQ Blitz” – Camera
  • Discovery- “Blackboard Wars” – Season 1, Camera
  • NBC Sports- “Super Bowl” – Camera
  • WE Networks- “Big Easy Brides”– Season 1, Camera
  • ABC’s -“The Chew” New Orleans – Camera
  • HBO’s- “Real Sports” – Camera
  • CBS Sports- “Final Four” – Camera
  • Fuse TV- ”Voodoo Experience” – 2010, 2011, Camera
  • NFL Network- “Total Access”- Camera
  • Inside Edition”- Camera
  • “America’s Most Wanted” – Camera
  • Entertainment Tonight”- Camera
  • CNN– “Newsroom”- Camera
  • ABC- “World News” – Camera
  • NBC -“Nightly News”, “Today Show”- Camera
  • Urban Land Institute-  Downtown New Orleans “Green Space” Documentary & “Ochsner Hospital” Documentary, Producer/Director/Camera
  • Downtown Development District New Orleans – Producer/Director/Editor for all content
  • Disaster Relief Corporation Group –Haiti earthquake disaster, BP oil spill clean up efforts. Camera Operator/Editor
  • Helis Foundation – Still photography for entire website
  • Aveda- “Who is Aveda” – DP/Editor
  • Office of the Inspector General- “lead in your water” DP/Editor
  • Real Estate films- “24 hours in New Orleans”  “Meet Ariell”  DP/Director/Editor
  • Photojournalist/ Special Projects Photographer – WDSU/NBC New Orleans
    October 2003 – May 2010
  • Shot & edited daily stories for newscasts. Traveled with the Saints NFL team to London, Seattle, Chicago, and Miami. Shot during and after Katrina for both NBC Network and WDSU. Worked with producers for long format informative stories. Shot, wrote and edited an ongoing year long documentary following a family of four as they struggled to rebuild after Katrina. These 5-minute long pieces aired once a week for a year on our special newscast.
  • Stage Manager/ Photographer- EDR Studios Cleveland Ohio
    September 2001- September 2003
  • Staff Photographer and responsible for building sets and for several shows; HGTV, Room by Room, Crafts for Kids, Gearheads, and America Quilts Creatively.

Awards

  • Best social media video – Press Club of New Orleans 2018
  • 1st Place Photography- Press Club of New Orleans 2006
  • 1st Place Photography- Press Club of New Orleans 2007
  • 1st Place Photography Feature- Associated Press 2007
  • 1st Place Photography- Associated Press 2008