Frank Chi is a progressive media strategist and filmmaker. He is the creator of the “Past is Prologue” video series – a compilation of four short films that connect the past with today’s fight for social justice. The films include the Black Lives Matter tribute “Kids Who Die” with Color of Change, “Letters from Camp” with the Smithsonian APA Center, “We Won’t Go Back” with the Ms. Foundation for Women, and “I Live in a Crazy Time” with Reform Immigration for America. They have been recognized by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, ABC News, NBC News and over 30 press outlets as videos “sure to give you chills.” The films have received over 200,000 shares and over 10 million views.
Frank has led digital creative campaigns for five U.S. senators, two governors and seven members of congress – most notably for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. His work has been recognized by The New York Times, MSNBC, Rolling Stone, among others as flagship content for the economic justice and social justice movements. Recently, Frank was the creative lead behind the Reflective Democracy Campaign – a project by the Women Donors Network to bring attention to the lack of representation for women and communities of color in political and legal institutions. Among his other clients have been the American Constitution Society, the Aspen Institute, and MoveOn.org.
Frank was also part of the team that launched the “Notorious RBG” meme paying tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and created the popular “This Machine Films Police” smartphone sticker. He’s written about political campaigns and race relations for publications such as The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.
A native of New Haven, CT, Frank holds a degree in Government and African-American Studies from Bowdoin College. He lives in Washington, DC.