• 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

Royal Year -Charles 3 –Feature documentary BBCTV/Oxford Films –  Director Ashley Gething

Boris Becker (UK Filming) – 2 Part documentary Apple TV –  Director Alex Gibney

Real Bugs Life  Disney / Plimsoll Prods – Director Nat Sharman

Neaderthals (Malta shoot) – Netflix/BBC – Director Ashley Gething

Secrets of the Elephants (Borneo Shoot) – Disney+ – Director Josh Heliker

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

Greatest Game Sky Director Ashley Gething

Explorer Rannulph Fiennes Feature Documentary. 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

Welcome to Earth 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



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