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|Born||Chad Alexander Hartigan
31 August 1982
|Occupation||Film director, Writer, Actor|
In 2005 he beat hundreds of other contestants to win the title of "Ultimate Film Fanatic" on the IFC game show of the same name.
Chad Hartigan was born on the island of Cyprus in August 1982. His father, Gerard, is a businessman from Limerick, Ireland, and his mother, Gayle, is a teacher from Sparks, Nevada. He is the middle of three boys and is currently the only member of his family not to reside in Virginia.
He attended Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach from 1996-2000 and became heavily involved in theater and video production. He graduated and was accepted to the one and only college he applied for, the North Carolina School of the Arts. Chad attended the filmmaking program there and graduated in 2004 with a BFA. He spent three years living with classmates Brendan McFadden, Aaron Katz and Marc Ripper, whom he continues to work with professionally today.
In 2006, he appeared in Katz's first film, Dance Party USA, as Sam.
His first feature as director, "Luke and Brie Are on a First Date" premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2008 and went on to play all over the world and spawn a Latin American remake in 2013.
- This is Martin Bonner (2013)
- Luke and Brie Are on a First Date (2008)