Chachi D. Hauser (she/they) is a writer and filmmaker. Chachi’s debut book, It’s fun to be a person I don’t know, was published in March 2023 by the University of Nebraska Press. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her essays have appeared in Lit Hub, Prairie Schooner, swamp pink, Third Coast, Hobart, The Writer’s Chronicle, among others. She is the current nonfiction editor of the literary journal Hunger Mountain

Chachi is one of the producers of Hollow Tree, a feature documentary about three young women coming of age into a new climate reality in Louisiana, which premiered at the 2022 New Orleans Film Festival (Jury Award, Audience Award) and was supported by the Sundance Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, the International Documentary Association, among others. Chachi produced the short film “The Rat” (2019 Sundance Film Festival) and was the associate producer on Netflix/POV documentary Roll Red Roll (2018 Tribeca Film Festival). She was selected for the 2019 Sundance Talent Forum, the 2019 Southern Producers Lab, the 2020 The Gotham Documentary Lab, the 2021 Holland Film Meeting, the 2022 Hot Docs Deal Maker Forum, among others. 

Chachi graduated with honors in film studies from Wesleyan University and completed her MFA in creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Chachi’s writing and filmmaking explore topics of gender, environment, identity, family, and the imagination (personal and collective) with a passion for exploring the wild // fluid // in-between places.


BA | Wesleyan University
MFA - Writing | Vermont College of Fine Arts