Hi, I’m Chris Wurst. I’m an Executive Producer for Leo Burnett Worldwide running production for the Altria/Philip Morris account. I’ve been in the ad and production world for 15+ years. I started working in production as a PA on reality TV for CBS and fell in love with the industry. After spending several years line-producing music videos and short films as well as brief stints for WXRT radio and a small web development company, I moved to the agency side to be closer to the creative development and work. Whether I’m producing, directing, editing, or even the occasional talent cred, my passion is bringing creative to life. Here’s a few quick takes about me.
Nickname(s): Wurst Case Scenario… I always have a backup backup backup plan.
Favorite Movie: Cool Hand Luke.
Hobbies: I played soccer in college and still do 3 times a week. I also still play the occasional show with my loop pedal and guitar.
Favorite Equipment: Alexa Mini and Zeiss super speeds make anything look good.
Best Work Experience: I produced a job where we made content from all 24 time zones. The budget was really low and the timing was really tight so everyone who came on the job had to be creating themselves. It was a total team effort and we went to some amazing places.
Advice for Producers: Mistakes give you a chance to learn something new. Don’t be afraid to make them.
WHERE I’VE PRODUCED
I’ve had the opportunity to produce all over the world on all continents besides Antarctica, 15+ countries, and almost all 50 states. Below is a map of where I’ve produced.