Chris is an award winning filmmaker with nearly ten years of on set experience within the film & TV business. After graduating in 2003 Chris worked his way up from the classic starting ground as a floor runner and now holds the position of 1st Assistant Director. He’s worked on films and shows such as; Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Little Dorrit, The Deep Blue Sea, Wallander, Criminal Justice, Small Island, Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy and 28 Weeks Later to name just a few. This ‘day job’ has given him an invaluable insight into the filmmaking business.
During this time Chris has maintained his passion in writing, producing and directing and has made several short films as well as developing features and TV projects.
His most recent short ‘Friend Request Pending’ (writer/producer) is currently touring the globe. The film premiered at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival and stars Judi Dench, Penny Ryder and Tom Hiddleston. The silver surfer comedy is a cheeky tale of finding love in all the wrong places and the perils of social networking when you’re drawing your pension.
Friend Request Pending is now also available via iTunes, and can be seen across the US, Canada and Europe as part of the ‘Stars In Shorts’ programme. Visit www.starsinshorts.com for more info.
Based in the UK? You can also see FRP touring with The New British Cinema Quarterly – www.nbcq.co.uk
Chris is currently working on a new short entitled ‘Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area’ as well as developing his feature ‘Plan B’ and a TV series based on ‘Friend Request Pending’.
Chris made his first professional short film entitled ‘The Beachcombers’ in 2008. The 10-minute romantic tale starred Charity Wakefield and Rasmus Hardiker and was funded by Film London via the Lewisham film initiative. It went on to win the 2008 Best Of Borough Award (voted for by the viewers of ITV London Tonight) and presented at BAFTA.
Following ‘The Beachcombers’ success Chris made ‘In Passing’. A 1940’s WWII drama starring Lesley Sharp, Russell Tovey and Sean Pertwee. The film was screened on the BBC HD channel in Autumn 2010.
In January 2010, Chris was nominated for the BBC Writers Room ‘Tony Doyle Bursary For New Writing’. From hundreds of script entries his feature entitled ‘Christie’ was shortlisted amongst the final seven. Later that year he was shortlisted for the BBC writer’s academy.
Chris is represented by Katie Williams at The Agency but for Assistant Director or Producer work please contact him directly.
Katie Williams at The Agency
+44 (0)207 727 1346