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Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Guyanese-American Producer Chauncey Chester decided to follow in the footsteps of his fellow Morehouse alums Spike Lee and Samuel Jackson, and begin a career in film. In 2003, Chauncey started his film career working as a Production Assistant on various sets throughout New York City.

In 2009, after a six-year hiatus from film to form a real estate firm in Atlanta, GA, Chauncey decided to enroll at the New York Film Academy One Year Producing Conservatory through the Brett Ratner scholarship grant. While at the New York Film Academy, Chauncey fueled his desire to comprehend creative producing by concentrating on TV and Film production.

In the fall of 2009, Chauncey created Blue Channel Films, a production company dedicated to producing high quality low budget independent films, videos, and commercials. Chauncey has already produced over twenty short films and various commercials, including a web commercial for Johannes Leonardo’s notable client, fashion designer Thierry Mulger of Paris. Chauncey produced short films has received awards and festival selections to Cannes Film Festival(Short Film Corner), New York International film Festival(Best Short Film), Korean International Film Festival (winner), Jaipur International Film Festival (Best Critic Award), Festival Chileno International del Cortometraje de Santiago (FESCOR), Film Festival Internazionale di Milano, and The Mexico International Film Festival(Silver Palm Award).

Chauncey has severed as the Executive Producer on the international award winning feature and notably Venice International Film Festival(Venice Days) official selection documentary titled The Golden Temple: Olympic Regeneration of East London which tells the story about a community affected by the 2012 London Olympic across socio-economical lines. In addition, he was successful in securing US distribution for both The Golden Temple and award winning short The Reply Letter. Currently he was awarded a BAC grant for a documentary titled Champion Sound: Biltmore Era Circa 1988-1995 about the history of the underground brooklyn reggae/dancehall culture. This will serve as Chauncey's directorial debut.

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