Biography

Chris is a filmmaker from Essex, UK. 

After studying at the University of Sussex and University of California, Chris joined the audiovisual collective Addictive TV. During this time, he worked on an array of productions and experimental films as a DJ and producer. This included the long-running ITV1 electronic music series Mixmasters and live performances at events/venues including: Le Centre Pompidou, The ICA, The BFI, Glastonbury Festival, SAT Montreal and Cork Opera House. He then moved into digital, becoming a Creative Director at agencies including MIG and Dentsu-Aegis. In 2013, he founded EMERGE, a symposium on the crossover of digital and film that ran at East End Film Festival and Cork Film Festival for several years. Over the last decade, Chris has focused on writing and directing film projects. His work crosses documentary and fiction, crafting narratives that explore our relationship with folklore, landscape, architecture and the uncanny.

Chris’s short films have screened at film, photography and art festivals globally, these include Arterial (2012), Cumulus (2014) and Sulphur (2016). In 2018, his feature documentary New Town Utopia was released theatrically to widespread acclaim, including four-star reviews in The Guardian, The Times and The Financial Times. It screened at festivals globally and was selected as ‘Best of the fest’ at Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival. New Town Utopia is a cross-platform project that also exists as a publication of poetry, photography and theory (featuring contributions from Jonathan Meades, Owen Hatherley and Gillian Darley), and a video installation entitled New Town Utopia x Magic Party Place. This collaboration with the photographer CJ Clarke has exhibited at the Sharjah Biennale (Beirut), Format Photography Festival and Rich Mix, London.

Chris is currently developing film and TV projects, including the anthology series Unholy Island and the Ken Campbell documentary Believe Nothing.  He also works as a commercials and content director.