37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Chris Burke Headshot

Chris Burke


Like many of Brian Wallach’s college classmates, Chris always looked forward to voting for Brian for President one day.  As it turned out, he wound up supporting Brian in a very different kind of campaign—remaking the fight against ALS.

A veteran of documentary, TV and commercial production across genres, Chris won an Emmy for directing the PBS documentary Bloody Thursday about the hard-fought struggle of Pacific Coast longshoremen to unionize in Depression-era San Francisco. He has created shows for networks including Discovery, A&E, Turner and Food Network, as well as produced content for Showtime Sports, FOX Sports and more. Chris has been documenting Brian and Sandra’s fight since before the launch of I AM ALS in early 2019.

Film: No Ordinary Campaign