Chandler Toffa is an international storyteller in both traditional and new forms of media. He graduated from USC’s Film Program with a BA in Film & Television Production and East Asian Area Studies. With human connection at the focus of his work, he has directed and produced a variety of projects ranging from VR/AR to linear narrative and documentary films. His passion lies in bridging cultures and finding humility in the depth of what is bigger than us, one story at a time. He previously worked for Universal Pictures and currently works with Participant’s documentary team in Beverly Hills, California.
TOUCHED: A Massage Story
Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/409053641
Unfold the art of human connection through the hands of a world-renowned massage therapist.
Griffin’s Gambit | Chess Documentary
Full Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_D11NJI3I
After undergoing a left functional hemispherectomy (a surgery removing most of the left side of the brain to avoid the spread of seizures), Griffin McConnell learns to cope with his disability as he challenges the traditional mold of what a chess master could look like. Following six years of being seizure free, his seizures have returned. Now, while attempting to make master, Griffin fights against the clock to keep playing the game that once saved his life.