|Chris is a Bafta-award winning British comedy writer and director who works in both live action and animation for film, TV and commercials. He has written or co-written almost all of the work he has directed, and frequently performs in it too. Having been a former cartoonist for The Times newspaper, he also designs the characters in his animated and puppet work.
Chris directed, wrote and co-created the hit adult puppet show Fur TV which won a Golden Rose of Montreux (Rose D’Or) for the BBC, and which was subsequently made into a series for MTV. The show replaced South Park in the broadcast schedule and became the most syndicated show in MTV Europe’s history - selling to over 55 countries.
Chris also wrote, directed and performed in a number of short films including the Bafta winning Dupe. His first feature film, A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (Film4, Warp Films, StudioCanal) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize. The film was sold worldwide to 36 countries and the rights were subsequently purchased by Universal studios, who are remaking it as a scripted comedy feature to be directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Fockers). Chris is an Executive Producer on the film.
Chris also wrote and directed the Clio award-winning kid's cartoon show Tooned, as well as a number of award-winning funny commercials for global brands such as BeatsbyDrDre, Vodafone, Jameson Whisky, Movember and MTV.
He has directed and worked with a large number of comedy performers including Russell Brand, Alexander Armstrong, Robert Webb, Sacha Baron Cohen, Neil Brennan, Tony Law, Phil Nichol, Julia Davies and Javone Prince, as well as a large number of celebrity non-actors such as Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button & Nicki Minaj.
Chris also composes the music and songs for all his work, under the pseudonyms of The Existential Novelty Orchestra and Kid DJ.
He is currently in post-production on a comedy feature film which he has written and directed called The Great Director, and is also writing a comedy series for the BBC called Losers.
Chris lives and works in London, but is frequently in New York, Los Angeles and the Isle of Wight.