Chris loves working with actors and helping them craft an honest performance. His creative roots are in film, photography and theatre.
He directed the play "Our Jonathon" for the Windsor Fringe Festival, which won the "Kenneth Branagh New Drama Award". He has also directed "The Spin Doctor" for Encompass Theatre and "Driven" which won "Best Actor" at the "Off Cut Festival" in 2012
Chris has directed commercials for Epson, NS&i, and The Outlet in Ireland. He's also directed online beauty films for Superdrug, Marionnaud, Elf and Kruidvat.
He has also directed the short spy drama "The Dry Cleaner" as well as a number of comedy short films including "The Rules of the Perfect Date" and "Greetings my dearest one".
He has also produced a number of short films, music videos and the independent feature film "How not to disappear completely".
When Chris is not directing he is busy developing a number of feature film and television projects. He also runs a monthly podcast called "The Dry CleanerCast" in which he interviews former spies, authors and experts about espionage, terrorism and geopolitics.
Chris's influences are legendary filmmakers Ridley & Tony Scott, John Frankenheimer, Jan Nēmec, Michael Mann, Werner Herzog, Wong Kar Wai. And lesser known filmmakers such as Mary Lou Belli, Martin De Thurah, Bethany Rooney, Jakob Verbruggen and Michael Vejar
Chris has a deep passion for Film Noir, Kodachrome photography, anything Spy related as well as fine wine and coffee. He is fascinated by dreams, the subconscious and memory (mainly because his short term memory alludes him, though his long term memory is pretty darn good).
Chris is also a huge Columbo enthusiast and is frequently asking people "just one more thing".
He is also frequently seen behind the camera using a smoke machine, with frequent cries of "more smoke" between takes.
When Chris was a student he used to sell salmon to one of the worlds top spies, former KGB agent Oleg Gordievsky.
In 2008 Chris accidentally caused a security alert at Sandhurst Military Academy when filming a wedding. Apparently he had accidentally filmed a sensitive arms deal, not quite what the bride asked for! A twenty strong Gurkhar squad was sent after him and he managed to convince them that he was not a spy, just a wedding photographer who was in "the wrong place at the wrong time". (Though if this had happened recently they may not be so convinced.)
In 2010 he was also called a W**ker by actor Ray Winstone after confusion caused by Chris's preference for Google Maps over conventional map usage. It was all in good spirits and Chris has said "if anyone was going to call me that, I am glad it was Ray".
Ray Winstone was unavailable for comment over the matter.
You can email Chris here: chriscarrdirector(@)gmail.com