Christopher Summa is the director and producer of the acclaimed feature-length documentary "The Boy Who Found Gold" about world-renowned artist and Roman Catholic priest William Hart McNichols. Prior to this he directed four award-winning short films that played at numerous festivals internationally including the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He's won film grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts as well as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. He received special recognition at The Brooklyn Film Festival for his unique union of Italian-American and African-American themes in his work. Summa spent a year at the Actors Studio in New York and was also an invited guest at the Work Center of Jerzy Grotowski in Pontedera, Italy. He credits these two experiences with creating his method of working with actors. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York city.