Cogswell Polytechnical College alumnus, Chris Armstrong (2003), was hired by the production company, RESOLVE, to write and direct its entry, The Chase, in the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” commercial contest. It was nominated as one of the top five submissions. The public was invited to vote for their favorite and the top vote getters were aired during the Super Bowl on February 1, 2009.
Armstrong runs his own company, Elysian Pictures, which does everything from shooting commercials to producing full-length feature films and working with cutting-edge technology. At the beginning of his career he planned to work in movie effects and computers but discovered that he enjoyed screenwriting and directing instead. “I enjoy telling the story,” he said.
He went to Cogswell — chosen for its special effects and animation programs — and found mentors and professors who cheered his screenplays.
Please visit Chris’ website, Elysian Pictures, to see the commercial or if you’d like to read the article about Chris in the Loveland Reporter-Herald, click here.
- Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement