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Chris Atkins

Chris Atkins

Writer-Director-Producer

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Natasha Galloway
Assistant: Georgina Carrigan
+ 44 (0) 20 3214 0860
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, Chris directed 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, STARSUCKERS, exposed 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 in 2009.

 

 

Gallery
Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
BEYOND THE FIRE
(2009)
Swipe Films, Met Films, UK FIlms CouncilAs Executive Producer
Dir: Maeve Murphy
REVERB
(2008)
Swipe FilmsAs Executive Producer
Dir: Eitan Arrusi
Starring: Eva Birthistle, Leo Gregory
UNDERGROUND
(2007)
Intense Productions, T-Tech Digital MediaAs Executive Producer
Dir: Chee Keong Cheung
NINA'S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS
(2006)
Kali Films, Priority PicturesAs Producer
Dir: Pratibha Parmar
Starring: Laura Fraser, Shelley Conn, Art Malik
A WOMAN IN WINTER
(2006)
S2S Post, Tartan Films, UK Film Council, Vestry FilmsAs Producer
Dir: Richard Jobson
Starring: Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox
BOB THE BUTLER
(2005)
Rampage Entertainment, Open Eye Productions, Aquarius FilmsAs Co-Producer
Dir: Gary Sinyor
Starring: Brooke Shields, Tom Green, Simon Callow
THE PURIFIERS
(2004)
Bill Kenwright Films, S2S Post, Vestry FilmsAs Producer
Dir: Richard Jobson
Starring: Kevin McKidd, Dominic Monaghan
FEEDBACK
(2004)
S2S ProductionsAs Writer/Director
Prods: Charles Auty, Chris Atkins
16 YEARS OF ALCOHOL
(2003)
Tartan WorksAs Line Producer
Prod: Mark Burton, Richard Jobson
Starring: Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch
LOVE LIFE
(2002)
Imaginary FilmsAs Producer
Dir: Ray Brady
RANDALL'S FLAT
(2001)
Stage to ScreenAs Writer/Director
Prods: Charles Auty, Chris Atkins
Drama
ProductionCompanyNotes
UKIP: THE FIRST 100 DAYS
(2015)
Raw TV / C4As Writer/Director
Prod: Richard Bond
Starring: Priyanga Burford
29 MINUTES AND COUNTING
(2004)
Cinemour Entertainment, RobCyn Entertainment GroupTV Series
As Writer (with Tan Alover)
Dirs: Sean Hamilton, Rob Mason
Prod: Rob Mason
Documentaries
ProductionCompanyNotes
DISPATCHES: CELEBS, BRANDS AND FAKE FANS
(2013)
C4As Writer/Director
PANORAMA: ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE
(2013)
BBCAs Writer/Director
JUST DO IT: A TALE OF MODERN-DAY OUTLAWS
(2011)
Left Field FilmsDocumentary Feature
As Executive Producer
Dir: Emily James
STARSUCKERS
(2009)
S2S ProductionsDocumentary Feature
As Writer/Director
Prod: Felicity Leabeater, Christina Slater
TAKING LIBERTIES
(2007)
S2S ProductionsDocumentary Feature
As Writer/Director
Prod: Nicky Bentham, Kurt Engfher, Chris Atkins
Narrated by: David Morrissey & Ashley Jensen
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