From Hobart, Tasmania, Chris is an Indigenous Writer/Director. From an early age he was encouraged to explore and express his creativity through drawing by his mother, a Palawa from Lutruwita and his UK born father.
In 2006 Chris was introduced to the world of creative art studies where he spent 2 years at the renowned Arts Centre Australia. Wanting to delve more in to his creative learning and confiti9on himself in a specific technique, in 2008 Chris began studying the Meisner Technique at a local Redfern acting school. He was empowered with passion and learned the art of layered and instinctual storytelling. After 6 years of studying Chris went to New York City where he spent time at the original Sanford Meisner School; the Neighbourhood Playhouse.
Chris has gained experience and worked on great Australian and American productions - The Great Gatsby, A Place to Call Home, Catching Milat, Joe Cinques Consolation, The Osiris Child and many more.
As well as working in front of the camera, Chris has also delved in to wanting to work behind it and in 2015 he wrote his first feature script The Vale, based on experiences in a low socio-economic housing commission neighbourhood in Tasmania.
Realising he needed to prepare for the world of feature films, Chris wrote and directed the short film Balaclava Lane. With nominations and wins at numerous international film festivals, the highlight was being in contention for Best Short Film at the 2022 AACTA Awards. Soon after Balaclava Lane finished production Chris went straight in to directing his next short film Don't Go Down There which he co-wrote with renowned genre film maker Enzo Tedeschi.
Chris is currently working on The Malingee. This feature writing/directorial debut is an outward expression of his Indigenous heritage and a gift to his country and love for his ancestors.