Chris is a multi award-winning writer/director for film, television and commercials. He specializes in comedy and has worked extensively in both live action and animation, directing work for Universal, Disney, Dreamworks, Beats by Dr Dre, MTV, Facebook, BBC, McLaren, Movember, Jameson Whiskey and many more.
He has been the creator and originator of much of his work but has also written and directed content for major franchises including Jurassic World, How to Train Your Dragon and Spider-Man.
He has directed a lot of A-list talent including Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street), Robert Webb (Peep Show), Alexander Armstrong (Pointless), Julia Davis (Nighty Night, Hunderby), Javone Prince (Phone Shop, The Javone Prince Show) as well as A-list sports and music celebrities such as world champion F1 racing car drivers Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and rap star Nicki Minaj.
Chris grew up in the English seaside town of Worthing. He was heavily involved in drama at his state school and was selected for the National Youth Theatre with whom he performed lead roles on the West End stage, aged 15. He won a scholarship to Cambridge University to study English Literature, where he began writing and directing films, including his first comedy short featuring fellow undergraduate Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat). After graduating with First Class Honours, Chris became a cartoonist for The Times newspaper, writing and drawing two award-winning kids cartoon strips for over five years.
He then directed, wrote and created the MTV hit adult puppet show Fur TV which won a Golden Rose of Montreux (Rose D’Or) and the BBC's Greenlight Award, and which was subsequently made into a series for MTV. The show played for three seasons in the illustrious South Park slot on European MTV and was the most viewed show on MTV Online, making it the most syndicated show in MTV Europe’s history - selling to over 35 countries. Chris also wrote all the music and songs for the show.
Chris's 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 Pictures, 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 created and directed the Clio award-winning animated kid's cartoon show Tooned, featuring the voices of world champion racing car drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. As creator, Chris wrote and directed the show, as well as writing the show's music. He has also directed a large number of award-winning commercials for global brands such as Beats by Dr. Dre, Jameson Whisky, Vodafone and
He is currently in post-production on an indie feature film which he has written and directed called The Great Director - a comedy about a failed film director. He also has a comedy series in development with the BBC called Losers for which he is the creator, writer and director.
Chris directs commercials for Oscar winning production company Framestore where he has carved out a niche in comedy projects with an animated or VFX component, often featuring A-list talent.