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An emerging writer-director from Northern England, Chris is a winner of BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Writing 2020-21 with his eighteenth-century sitcom pilot ‘BLACK CABS’, and is represented for his writing by Nicola Biltoo at The Agency.

‘GERRY’S VOICE’, his short on method acting and the 1980’s broadcast ban, played at London Short Film Festival and ‘EL REY’, repurposing verbatim-dialogue from a messaging app, played at Manchester Kinofilm.

His scripts have been finalists in The Pitch 2021, Shore Scripts 2019 and Bluecat Screenplay Competition 2018, and placed in the top 10% of BBC Script Room 2021. These include his semi-autobiographical, 90s-set ‘RAT TAIL’, and ‘A COMPENDIUM OF GHOSTS’ - a Victorian comedy-horror featuring previously co-joined psychic triplets taking on the ghosts of empire.

‘THE KNIGHT WHO WOULD NOT FIGHT’ is his third children’s script, following on from ‘A SMUGGLERS TALE’ and ‘ DO DRAGONS DREAM OF SPICY NOODLES?’

A Yorkshire native, he hosts fortnightly meetings of YORK SCREENWRITERS and monthly meetings of YORK FILMMAKERS COALITION and is a performing folk musician.

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