Chronicle Arts produces personal biography films that preserve the legacies of individuals, families and organizations.



Director Chris DeFord

Bringing people's stories to life is truly my passion.  My journey began with a love of photography and grew into shooting and directing TV commercials, client direct media content, print campaigns and Telly Award winning short documentaries. After 25 years, what excites me the most is documentary storytelling.  I enjoy the collaborative process of discovering unique narratives and look forward to hearing your story.




Executive Producer Lisa Blake DeLeo

I've been helping people tell their stories on film since 1996 as a TV commercial Producer. I am a passionate student of The Birren Center Guided Autobiography Method and have been translating people's ideas into words as a Ghostwriter since 2007.   I look forward to supporting you every step of the way during our filmmaking process and can partner with you before the shoot to turn your thoughts into memorable statements.