Chris Smith

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Assistant: Talia Tobias

Film, TV & Theatre

Chris Smith graduated from Bristol University with an MA in Film Production in 1998. He then combined making his own films with working as Assistant Producer, Director and Researcher on Barry Norman's Film Night for Sky Television. His first feature, CREEP, a horror starring Franka Potente and Sean Harris, premiered in the 'Midnight Madness' section of the 2004 Toronto Film Festival, was released in the UK in January 2005 (Pathe distributing), and in the US by Lionsgate. His second horror feature, SEVERANCE, was released in the UK in August 2006 and stars Danny Dyer and Laura Harris. It also premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. TRIANGLE, his third feature, premiered at FrightFest in August 2009. BLACK DEATH, starring Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean, opened to critical praise in 2010.

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INVISIBLE

2016

DNA

TV Pilot
Co-written with Rafe Spall

DRACUL

2016

DJ Films

Feature
As Writer/Director

THE UNDERTAKER

2016

Dan Films / Catalyst Media

Feature
As Writer/Director

Television

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LABYRINTH

2012

Tandem Communications, Film Afrika, Scott Free Productions

Director of miniseries.
Starring Tom Felton, John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby.
An adventure story set both in medieval and modern-day France and centered on two woman bound together by the secret of the holy Grail.

Film

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DETOUR

2016

Dan Films

As Writer/Director
Prods: Jason Newmark, Compton Ross, Julie Baines
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer

GET SANTA

2014

Scott Free

As Writer/Director
Prod: Liza Marshall
Starring Rafe Spall, Jim Broadbent, Jodie Whitaker

BLACK DEATH

2010

Ecosse Films/ Egoli Tossell

As Director
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean and Carice Van Houten.

Winner for Best Director at Screamfest 2010

TRIANGLE

2009

Dan Films / Icon Producers: Julie Baines, Chris Brown, Jason Newmark

As Writer/Director
Starring Melissa George

SEVERANCE

2006

Qwerty Films / UK Film Council / Pathe Producer: Jason Newmark Director: Chris Smith Exec Producer: Michael Kuhn

As Writer/Director
Starring: Danny Dyer, Toby Stephens, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny

CREEP

2004

Dan Films / Film Council / Pathe US Distribution: Lion's Gate

As Writer/Director
Producers: Jason Newmark, Julie Baines
Starring Franka Potente, Sean Harris

Short Films

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THE DAY GRANDAD WENT BLIND

1998

Writer & Director. 30 min short. £55,000 budget.
Broadcast on HTV and shown at festivals worldwide, including the London Film Festival and Rio de Janeiro.

THE 10,000TH DAY

1997

Writer & Director. MA graduation film.
Broadcast on HTV, ARTE France and ARTE Germany.

BAFTA shortlisted

LARRY CARES AND REPAIRS

1997

Writer. 30 min short.

Winner of Royal Television Society award for Best Student Script