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Chris Atkins

Chris Atkins

Writer-Director-Producer

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Natasha Galloway
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About

Chris Atkins has been behind some of Britain’s most innovative and acclaimed films of recent times. He has been a long-time collaborator of writer-director Richard Jobson. He produced Jobson’s debut feature, SIXTEEN YEARS OF ALCOHOL, which went on to win awards and acclaim at Edinburgh, Toronto, Dinard and the British Independent Film Awards. Following the critical success of SIXTEEN YEARS, they teamed up again to make the UK’s first kung fu movie, THE PURIFIERS. Chris negotiated the sale of the UK rights to Working Title and US rights to New Line. He also produced Jobson’s third film A WOMAN IN WINTER staring Jamie Sives and Brian Cox, which was nominated for two Scottish BAFTAs including Best Film. 

 

In Early 2006, Despite having no experience in either directing or documentaries, he started to direct a documentary on the loss of civil liberties in the UK called TAKING LIBERTIES. He teamed up with Kurt Engfehr (Co-producer and Editor on BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and FAHRENHEIT 9/11) and the project quickly grew into a polemical and entertaining theatrical feature. In June 2007 the film was released theatrically (by Revolver Entertainment) to coincide with Tony Blair’s departure and was given excellent reviews in the national broadsheet and tabloid press. It played in dozens of cinemas around the UK and was one of the highest-grossing documentaries of 2007. It has since been picked up for broadcast by Channel 4. Chris was nominated for a BAFTA – The Carl Foreman Award for best writer, director or producer in their first feature film.

 

His second documentary feature is STARSUCKERS, exposing the immoral, corrupt and illegal practices employed by some of the biggest names in the increasingly pervasive celebrity industry. It premiered at the London Film Festival and is now in selected cinemas nationwide.

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