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Chris Paine

Chris Paine is an American filmmaker. His most notable works to date as director are the documentaries Who Killed the Electric Car? and Revenge of the Electric Car. Paine served as Executive Producer on the documentaries Faster, William Gibson: No Maps for these Territories and Charge! directed by Mark Neale. Other directing and producing projects include MTV/Initial Film's Buzz (1990) and shorts including Mailman (Sundance, 1995), Trillion Cubic Feet (1992), Looking Back (1994), and Return to the Philippines (1986). Paine assisted writer/director Michael Tolkin on the feature films The Player and The New Age. He was a segment producer for Zoo Life with Jack Hanna. In the wake of the Gulf oil disaster in 2010, he co-founded Counterspill, an online project about non-renewable energy disasters. Paine studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, attending during the same years as actors Dylan McDermott, Allison Janney and screenwriter Steve Rogers. He studied film at New York University and Stanford University with the documentarian John Else. He graduated from Colgate University in 1983, where he was member of Sigma Chi.

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