A graduate of the Humanitas Prize New Voices Program, Chris is a feature writer whose fellowship-winning script, BREAKWATER, is an intimate drama exploring the effects of sexual assault on a promising new relationship. While in the program, Chris completed a sci-fi horror spec written under the mentorship of Vanessa Taylor (THE SHAPE OF WATER). The project was a semi-finalist in the 2022 Hollywood Climate Summit Pitchfest, and is currently being developed with an award-winning independent production house. His previous scripts have also placed in the Austin screenwriting competition and in the Nicholl, and in 2020 Chris completed the Creative Lab of Hawai‘i Screenwriters Immersive – a year-long fellowship through which he mentored under Jim Uhls (FIGHT CLUB). 

Throughout his work Chris consistently explores characters struggling with what roles they are supposed to play in life in the context of responsibility and obligation. He writes rich worlds with an atmospheric, and darker, yet reflective tone, tending to avoid easy answers. While he has moved between genres to this point, Chris is excited to now be focused on science fiction and horror to continue telling stories that challenge an audience to dwell in the complexity and emotional weight of modern life, but that ultimately leave them feeling a sense of hope and possibility. 

Originally from the U.K., Chris holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Sheffield. His freelance writing has been published in Telluride MagazineHalekulani LivingPalmFlux, and Freesurf. Chris is fortunate enough to call Hawai‘i home, and tries to surf whenever the waves are good.

May 2023