Christopher was a winner of BAFTA Rocliffe New Talent – TV Comedy 2020 with his spec-script BLACK CABS, set during the abolition movement in eighteenth century Yorkshire.
Inspired in particular by history, myth, religion and language, he’s drawn to marginal counter-narratives, spiritual lives, modes of communication and hidden histories, weaving personal life stories into unexpected settings in comedy, drama and horror for adults and children.
He was a finalist in Bluecat Screenplay competition 2018 and is an alumni of the Film Hub North / BFI Network Northern Exposure scheme through which he wrote sixteenth century-set NAPE – an experimental short about a neck. His semi-autobiographical RAT TAIL was a finalist in Shore Scripts 2019 and his absurd broadcast-ban short GERRY’S VOICE played at London Short Film Festival 2015.
Aside from writing heightened comedies and horrors, he is interested in developing a voice combining authenticity, realism and transcendent inner worlds – his short EL REY used the transcript from a Whatsapp conversation and his feature script ALBION is drawn from hours of audio interviews with First World War Conscientious Objectors. He continues to work on a number of pilots and features.
30′ Comedy TV Pilot
Winner BAFTA Roclife TV Comedy 2020
Historic Feature Drama
A MURMUR 2021
RAT TAIL 2019
Finalist Shore Scripts 2019
EL REY 2019
Comedy Drama Short
BFI Network Northern Exposure
Manchester Kinofilm 2020
Film Hub North / BFI Network Northern Exposure development scheme