About

  • Based in London Chris Openshaw has worked internationally for 35 years in the Motion Picture & TV industry. His wealth of experience & proven creativity has led to international recognition with many industry awards. His creative skills have offered productions exciting & original work. He is highly regarded for his technical knowledge of lighting & camera systems ensuring complicated projects achieve their creative ambitions. He has worked with many award-winning Directors in over fifty countries – in all environments. Chris has established his reputation through his work on highly prestigious projects and is sought out for his competence working with internationally renowned talent and his affinity with contributors.Please refer to website chrisopenshaw.com to view some of the projects he has been involved with.

 

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Recent & forthcoming credits

Nutopia Prods / ‘The world according to Jeff Goldblum’

Directors: Simon Lloyd, Karen McGann

 

Nutopia Prods / One Strange Rock 2  – 10 part series

Directors:  Nat Sharman, Luke Wiles

 

New Black Films / ‘Maiden ‘  Feature Doc. Selected for Sundance Festival 2019

Producer: Alex Holmes

 

Woodcut Media / Return to the Nile – 3 part series with Joseph & Ralph Fiennes

Director: Matt Dyas

 

Nutopia Prods / One Strange Rock  – 10 part series

Directors: Graham Booth, Nat Sharman

 

Talesmith Productions   / The Life of Earth from Space (in production)2 part series

Producer: Luke Wiles

 

200NotOutFilms / ‘Sachin -A Billion Dreams’ 

Feature film directed by James Erskine

 

New Black Films / Le Mans -Racing is everything – TV Series

Director: James Erskine

 

Blast Films / To the Ends of the Earth – 3 x part series for Ch4

Director Eoin O’Shea

 

Nutopia / Finding Jesus – Drama doc series for CNN

Director Dan Clifton

 

New Black Films / The Sport of Kings – Feature documentary about Polo (TX tbc)

 

BBC / Celts x 4 part series – Alice Roberts & Neil Oliver series (TX tbc)

 

Ch4 / Great Canal Journeys – (Sweden) Prunella Scales & Tim West series (Tx tbc)

 

BBC / Mike Birkhead Associates / Big Birds – David Attenborough Links for series (TX tbc)

 

BBC/ Blast Films / The Making of Kipling – Pakistan & India following Patrick Hennessey (TX tbc)

 

DISNEY / Brian Leith Productions ‘Wild China’ – Feature 

 

IWC / ITV Slow Train Through Africa  x 5 part series Griff Rhys Jones presenting

 

Coasthouse Prods Sony / Wallpaper Magazine -4K promos x 3

 

Dufour Films The Masterful Hermit- Cinema short 

 

Discovery International Wild Horizons / Silverback Films Castaways 

 

BBC TV Comedy Drama ‘Cricklewood Greats’ written and directed by Peter Capaldi

 

Oxford Scientific Films ‘3D Panda’ IMAX

 

BBC TV ‘Music and Monarchy’ 4 part series with David Starkey

 

Dufour Films ‘There She Goes’ Short film starring Colin Salmon and Stephen Wight. ( Accepted for London Short Festival)

 

National Geographic  ‘Bones of the Buddha’ documentary

 

BBC TV Science ‘Boldly Go’ 2 part series with Kevin Fong

 

BBC TV ‘The King and the Playwright’. 3 part series with Jim Shapiro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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