Kristie participates in many illicit occupations in order to support her nasty filmmaking habit, including teaching video editing in Chicago, running various membership web sites, working as the former program director of the Z Film Festival and creator of the successful 72 Hour Feature Project. She has attempted to elevate her intimate fascination with bodily functions and primal urges to the level of art. In the process, she has received generous grants from such places as the Princess Grace Foundation, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York), as well as a full scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her Master’s degree in Film and Video in 2001. Kristie is a Producer on Usama Alshaibi’s documentary film project, Nice Bombs, which has received funding from the Creative Capital Foundation, and was invited to participate in the Tribeca All Access Connects program in spring 2005 where it won the Creative Promise Award. Kristie’s work in film and video has been shown in dozens of festivals across the Americas, Europe, and Australia. She is the founding owner of Artvamp, LLC. Kristie’s alter ego, the fictional prostitute and porno actress Echo Transgression, appeared on MTV’s Sex2K, and is also the central character of Alshaibi’s first feature length digital film entitled Other People’s Mirrors. Recently, Mrs. Alshaibi started a new video distribution label which released its first DVD “Solar Anus Cinema” in spring 2010 through MVD. She has been a frequent contributor to $pread Magazine, has published her photography in Gourmet Magazine, the New York Times, and on Nerve.com. She is currently finalizing her next feature length script.