Film Studies

Chip Hackler

Chip Hackler, associate professor
King Hall 102G | 910.962.7389 |


  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Emphasis in Screenwriting, Goddard College
  • B.A., English, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Chip Hackler teaches screenwriting, directing, and film production.                  As writer/director, he has explored narrative storytelling in a variety of ways: through drama, comedy, romance, fantasy, period drama, and literary adaptation. His short films have screened at film festivals, been utilized in college curricula, enjoyed invited public screenings, and been broadcast on UNC-TV public television. Awards include the Jury Award for Best Short at the Charleston International Film Festival, Best of Fest at the Route 66 International Film Festival, Best California Short at the California Film Awards, Best Spiritual Film at the Breckenridge Festival of Film, Best Comedy Short at the Longleaf Film Festival, and the Sunshine Award at the Real to Reel Film and Video Festival (“for making the audience the happiest”). In addition to teaching and making films, Hackler has worked in the film industry since 1984. Credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Interview with the Vampire, and Iron Man III.

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