Chris Paine is a filmmaker who tours worldwide as an advocate for electric vehicles and sustainable transportation. He is best known as director of Revenge of the Electric Car (about the formation of Tesla Motors) and Who Killed the Electric Car?
He directed the documentary Do You Trust This Computer?, which outlines how machine intelligence is transforming virtually every industry. Chris received a nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay for Who Killed the Electric Car?
His work as executive producer includes the independent documentaries “Bikes vs Cars” (2015) which premiered at SxSW, “Charge”, “Faster”and “William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories”.
Other notable projects include “Marrakesh House” in Los Angeles, a 21st century ecological retrofit of an 1950s building into an sustainable-event space and home. Amid gardens and art made from upcycled materials, solar power runs the house and powers the electric cars and electric bikes.
Chris serves on the board of environmental group Friends of the Earth in Washington DC and the Clean Air Coalition in Los Angeles. Activist projects include counterspill.org , an award winning research and reporting archive on the impact of non-renewable energy disasters. He’s appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and many syndicated news programs.