Chris has a Degree in Sociology from the LSE and completed Film Editing Training at the BBC, Avid training at the NFTS and Advanced Screenwriting at City Lit, London. He was mentored by screenwriting guru, Phil Parker.
Ripples (formerly ‘City of Darkness’) was workshopped at BAFTA and shortlisted for a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship.
At Cannes, he made contact with actors and productions companies with a view to collaborating on ‘Ripples’.
He has an extensive track record as a Film/Avid Editor working on Natural History, Ethnographic and Arts documentaries for TV in London and New York with BBC, Time Life Films, National Geographic and Channel Four culminating in a Natural History series Fragile Earth and Baka - People of the Rainforest which won a best documentary award at BAFTA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHyNYkb0hvs
'My experience as an editor has given me a grounding in experimenting with pace, rhythm and dramatic structure, which I have incorporated into my fiction writing and screenplays.'
Having a mojito with an old mate in Havana
Chris directed a wildlife documentary for Channel 4 in Central America, Belize-The Turning Point, ‘Yabbo’, a live action and animated short for children and Hollywood, we seem to have a problem, in support of the American writers’ strike.
Scripts in the pipeline include: One Last Mission a thriller about water wars in the Middle East, Sweet Poison a comedy drama set in the UK and Kashmir and Wired, a TV series based on one man's attempt to keep chaos at bay in the wild world of music, TV, dotcom and holovision.
In London, he founded and ran a group for five years workshopping short stories, plays and screenplays. He continues to mentor writers individually and in groups. He edited a book on the life and work of poetess, May Badman and recently won first prize in a short story competition in the West Country.
Chris is also a free-lance journalist with articles on Film, TV and Digital Media in the press including a series in the Guardian on a Screenwriters' Festival.
He is a full member of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain