About

 

  • Based in London Chris Openshaw has worked internationally for 35 years in the Film & TV industry. He has established his reputation through his work on highly prestigious projects and is sought out for his competence working with internationally renowned talent. He is highly regarded for his creativity & originality. His technical knowledge of lighting & camera systems has ensured complicated projects achieve their creative ambitions. He has worked with many award-winning Directors in over fifty countries.

 

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Recent & forthcoming credits

911/Inside The Presidents War Room Apple TV/ BBC TV – Director Adam Wishart

Rannulph Fiennes  (2020 in Production) Universal Pictures Director Matt Dyas

Maiden Feature Doc. Sony Pictures. (Selected for Sundance Festival 2019) – Director Alex Holmes

The world according to Jeff Goldblum Disney / National Geographic – Directors Simon Lloyd, Karen McGann

One Strange Rock 2 10 part series Disney / National Geographic – 10 part series – Directors: Nat Sharman, Luke Wiles

Chinas Greatest Treasures BBCTV – Director Richard Max

Return to the Nile Woodcut Media – 3 part series with Joseph & Ralph Fiennes – Director: Matt Dyas

One Strange Rock – 10 part series Disney / National Geographic – 10 part series – Directors: Nat Sharman, Luke Wiles, Graham Booth

The Life of Earth from Space Talesmith Productions / Smithsonian Luke Wiles

Sachin – A Billion Dreams Not Out Films – Director James Erskine

Le Mans -Racing is everything – Amazon – Director: James Erskine

To the Ends of the Earth – 3 x part series Ch4 – Director Eoin O’Shea

Finding Jesus Nutopia Drama doc series for CNN – Director Dan Clifton

Celts BBC- Director- Alice Roberts & Neil Oliver series

Great Canal Journeys series CH4 – Director Mike Taylor

Big Birds – David Attenborough BBCTV – Director Mike Birkhead

The Making of Kipling –BBCTV

Wild China Feature DISNEY / Brian Leith Productions

Slow Train Through Africa x 5 part series – Director Ros Bain

Cricklewood Greats BBCTV – Directed by Peter Capaldi

3D Panda IMAX Oxford Scientific – Director Nic Brown

The King and the Playwright. 3 part series – Director Steve Clarke

 

Awards

Bafta nomination for Best comedy drama 2012 ‘Cricklewood Greats’

 

Emmy Nominee Cinematography ‘Egypt Revealed’. Discovery Productions

 

Emmy Award Winner ‘Lighting’ (Factual category) ‘Secret life of Cats’. National Geographic TV. 1999.

 

Guild of Cinematographers ‘Award of excellence for Photography’ ‘Geldof in Africa’

 

Emmy award winner ‘Best documentary’ ‘Bernini’ Power of Art 2007

 

BAFTA winner ‘Educational Drama’ ‘Offside’ 2002

 

Emmy nomination ‘Additional Cinematography’ ‘Congo’ 2002

 

BAFTA programme nomination ‘Elizabeth’ 2001

 

BAFTA programme nomination ‘Six Wives of Henry 8th’

 

Flaherty Award ‘Best Documentary’ ‘Tongue-tied’ BBC TV 1998

 

BAFTA nomination ‘Best Factual documentary’ ‘Hotel Adelphi’.1997