Chico is an award-winning filmmaker. His doc, FAMILY AFFAIR, premiered in competition at Sundance and was the first film acquired by Oprah Winfrey for her cable channel OWN. The film screened at festivals and TV broadcasts around the world. Colvard is a current Sundance Institute/Time Warner Fellow, a former Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, WGBH Boston Filmmaker-in-Residence, Flaherty Fellow, and Firelight Media Producing Fellow.
He has received support from the Sundance Institute, ITVS, CPB, HBO, FORD Foundation, LEF Moving Image Fund, Vital Projects Fund, and Impact Partners. He is a frequent film festival panelist, moderator, juror and organizer. He has collaborated on several docs and is often invited to speak at colleges and universities. Chico is an Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at Massachusetts College of Art & Design and the founding curator of the UMB Film Series. His new feature doc, BLACK MEMORABILIA, moves from industrial China to the rural American south to contemporary Brooklyn, where the viewer is invited to observe people and places that reproduce, consume and reclaim these objects.