Chris Overton

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Born In Staffordshire, Chris is an Academy Award winning director. He began his career as an actor and worked on various television and film projects with directors including Joel Schumaccher and was part of the main cast of BAFTA award winning film, Pride directed by Matthew Warchus.

Chris founded the UK’s leading production company in its field at the age of 20. SLICK have been producing a wide range of work including showreels, music videos, pilots, short films and documentaries ever since.

Chris’s directorial debut THE SILENT CHILD premiered at Rhode Island International Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize for Live Action Short film and also won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short 2018. 

 

Awards for THE SILENT CHILD

Winner BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT Oscars 2018

Winner BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT Rhode Island International Film Festival

Winner PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Winner BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM Savannah SCAD Film Festival

Winner AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD Encounters International Film Festival

Winner YORK YOUTH AWARD Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Winner BEST SHORT FILM Sydney Indie Film Festival

Winner FILM FOR CHANGE Bolton International Film Festival

Nominated BEST DIRECTOR New Renaissance Island International Film Festival

Winner HUMANITY AWARD New Renaissance Island International Film Festival

Winner BEST SHORT First Time Filmmaker Showcase

Winner BEST FILM OF THE YEAR Gold Movie Awards

Winner BEST SHORT FILM Overcome Festival

 

For acting enquiries please contact Andrew Braidford at BWH.

In Development

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THE SILENT CHILD (Feature)

Chris is currently developing The Silent Child into his debut feature as well as developing his next short film. Chris runs Slick Films, which continually creates fresh content in different sectors of the industry.

Short Films

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THE SILENT CHILD

2017

Slick Films

Written by Rachel Shenton
*Winner Academy Award for Best Live Action Short 2018