About ChiTrini Productions

Established in 2012, Chi Trini Productions is an Independent documentary production company based out of Los Angeles CA.  The owners Cliff Ward and Christine Acham are originally from Chicago and Trinidad and Tobago respectively.  We are motivated by projects that emphasize social issues and historical awareness.  We are also committed to making our work accessible to all audiences.



Christine Acham

Christine Acham, PhD is Associate Professor of Cinematic Practice in Cinema and Media Studies at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She focuses on African American film, television and documentary studies.  She also taught documentary history and production in both the US and Trinidad and Tobago. She is a film expert with the American Film Showcase a film diplomacy program and a partnership between the US State Department and USC.  Her publications include Revolution Televised: Prime Time and the Struggle for Black Power, (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and several articles on African American film and documentary.  She is currently a member of the editorial board of the journal Film Quarterly. Contact: christineacham@gmail.com








Cliff WardClifford Ward obtained his Cinema Production certification from the Cinema-Television Department at Los Angles City College. He is an independent editor who has produced films for such organizations as the California Black Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles School District.  He recently accepted a University and Cohen scholarship and is currently attending the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, finishing his degree in Film and Television Production.  Contact: cliffward@gmail.com