Christopher is a scientifically trained visual artist who has been professionally engaged as a Writer and Director for over 28 years, collaborating to deliver feature films, short films, cinema and TV commercials, dramas, documentaries and live events.
He is highly creative, is fast, reliable and efficient as well as being an experienced early adopter.
He is also adept at delivering difficult projects on time and on budget.
Christopher was the first in the UK to create a cinema commercial digitally in association with Sony, first to create a commercial that incorporated live action footage in a Virtual Studio in association with Molinare, first to create a narrative drama with Vision 2 T-Grain film stock in association with Kodak and first to shoot a music video using a RED One camera. He has also designed and developed a new 3D filmmaking process called NVE®, Natural Viewing Experience, supported by BBC, 3Aality, Sony, Panavision, Panalux, and Molinare and presented at Warner Brothers in Burbank.
Christopher has been the Creative Director and Executive Producer of a number of charity projects including nationwide cinema and TV campaigns for Crisis and Marie Curie Cancer Care. His work with disadvantaged teenagers from the Prince’s Trust resulted in him receiving a personal commendation from HRH Prince Charles.
He is also especially passionate about passing on his training and experience to the younger generation and has held classes in screen acting and filmmaking as well as mentoring a number of students since 1993. He was one of the organisers and jury member at the Kodak Student Film Awards, has been a Visiting Lecturer at Universities and film schools throughout the UK as well as holding workshops at drama schools including The Arts Institute, LAMDA, The Actor's Temple, The Actor's Centre, Central London School of Dramatic Art, International School of Screen Acting and Mountview, and IDSA.
For some time now, Christopher has been an active supporter for members of the BAME community in development of careers both behind and in front of the camera.
He was also the first Director in the UK to hold workshops on screen acting for actors wishing to explore the Meisner Technique and is an active member of the Screen-Actor's specialist tutor group "Acting2Camera".
Script complete - project in testing
A visually stylish full-length feature film for both Virtual Reality and conventional cinema that uses pioneering production and post-production techniques designed specifically for this project.
Tea Room Tales
Smith & Weston
Script in development
Pilot for a TV series set in Siena, Italy, where two elderly American women accidentally stumble
on the elixir of youth
Love and life, freedom and death in the skies of the First World War.
Script complete - in discussion
The first of a franchise, an action film to be shot in China and the UK for the Chinese market commissioned as a result of the recently signed China/UK Co-Production Agreement.
Script in development
Five different characters, five different lives and five different reasons to agree to take an impossible risk.
Script in development
The kidnapping of the P.M.'s daughter forces his Head of Security to work with a hard-nosed bruiser from the drug squad. But being from the two extremes of the British class system, the ticking clock is the least of their problems.
Thirst For Blood
Le Faucon Noir
Don't Call Back
Lord Owen's Lady
All Our Sins Remembered...
Alex The Vampire
Pilot for a web based vampire series.
The re-write of a psychological thriller about a disturbed graphic novelist.
A French period feature film shot on location in France about the rise and fall of a French medieval cultural icon.
A comedy zombie feature film made by combining industry professionals with 20 disadvantaged young people from The Prince’s Trust, each of whom were mentored, with 14 going on to get their first paid employment within the film industry directly as a result of their work on this film.
Joint Bollywood-UK feature film set in both India and Southern Wales.
Short film that pastiches of the five different cliched genres of current British film. Premiered at National Film Theatre, accepted into Cannes Film Festival Court Métrage and 3rd most popular comedy on Raindance TV.
Short film adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet in the present day and using modern-day language set in a family owned multinational company, sponsored by Kodak at and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
A short film commissioned by Sony to demonstrate the state-of-the-art F65 camera system, the CineAlta workflow and the Sony Digital Motion Picture Centre at Pinewood Studios, England.
Created bespoke cinema commercials for clients including British Airways, Guinness, Davidoff, Kodak, Granada, PEK Foods, Unilever, Lakeside, Procter & Gamble, London Transport, Bus Erin, Crisis, Marie Curie Cancer Care
Joined the BBC on their General Training Scheme becoming a Vision Mixer then Assistant Network Director of BBC Transmission. Moved to ITV as a Director (events included the release of Nelson Mandela and the 1st Gulf War) before going freelance as Live TV Gallery Director. Also hired to relaunch TARA TV, a satellite TV station based in Dublin.
Christopher passion for photography include commissions for the Fashion Industry as well as a series of photographic art gallery installations in both the UK and Europe
Created a number of music videos for a variety of clients including Sony Music, Polydor, Virgin Records, A&M Records, Island Records, Polygram, and BBG
Co-ordinated and directed a multi-media ballet that was premiered at London's Sadler's Wells
A passionate early-adopters of new technologies, Christopher has achieved a number of notable film industry firsts:
Designed and developed a new process of three-dimensional filmmaking called NVE, (Natural Viewing Experience) with a number of significant advances on the current 3D filmmaking processes:
NVE has been described by patent lawyers as a potential industry game-changer and was recently demonstrated NVE to Senior Management at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank California.
HRH PRINCE CHARLES'S COMMENDATION
Christopher’s work with disadvantaged teenagers from the Prince’s Trust and members of the BAME community wishing to work in Film and TV resulted in him receiving a personal commendation from HRH Prince Charles.
SCREEN ACTING TECHNIQUES
First UK Director to run screen acting workshops using the Meisner technique.
Has developed a new style of screen acting called Virtual Theatre, specifically for dramatic work in Virtual Reality
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