Christopher Holt | CV
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SELECTED Credits

 

Director, Producer & writer

ELIZABETH I

3X60MINS

Scripted period Drama starring Lily Cole as Queen Elizabeth I. Drama and documentary. Ratings smash hit and critical success. 2.5 million in first week.

(Oxford Film and TV 2017)

 

Writer & director

Forbidden: THE CHRISTY MARTIN STORY

1X60 mINS

ID

script drama & doc

The true story of the greatest female boxer in history Christy Martin. ‘Million Dollar Baby’ meets ‘Rocky’.

(Blast Films! 2016)

 

Writer & director

Forbidden: Sex and the married man

1X60 mINS

ID

script drama & doc

The true story of the mysterious disappearance of housewife and mother, Nancy Riggins.

(Blast Films! 2016)

 

series Director. PRODUCER & writer

THE six queens of henry viii

4X60 mINS  

CHANNEL 5

scripted DRAMA & DOC

The story of the most infamous monarch and his many marriages, told from the rival prospective of Henry and the 6 Queens. Stunning drama sequences.

(Oxford Film and TV)

 

EDIT DIRECTOR & WRITER

FINDING JESUS (SERIES 2)

2X50

CNN

DRAMA DOC

Writer and Edit Director on two episodes of this critically acclaimed and high rating show.

(Nutopia)

 

series Director/producer & writer

WITCHeS: A Century of murder

2X60mINS

CHANNEL 5

SCRIPTED DRAMA DOC

History. Film 1 – James I and his hunt for witches, film 2 – The Witchfinder General.

(Channel 5 productions)

 

PRODUCER

the crossing

1×20

festival release

SHORT FILM

Set in the 1960’s a young Italian-English girl tries to swim the English Channel. Overseeing all aspects of this short film, from script to screen. Shot on location in Italy and UK.

* Santa Monica IFF – Winner best international Short

* Palm Beach IFF – Nominated

* Sofia IFF – Nominated

* Edinburgh Festival – Nominated best short

 

Director & writer

web of lies

2×60 mINS  

Lost Rider & Crowded House

Id

SCRIPTED drama doc

Two films in this series. Films based on real events. ‘Lost Rider’ A young girl meets a boy online and within days she disappears off the streets while riding her new BMX. ‘Crowded House’ A young troubled girl is groomed online by a charming man, with terrible consequences. ‘Lost Rider’ was chosen as series premiere episode.

(BLAST 2014)

 

Director, producer & writer

my dEAL WITH THE DEVIL

1x60mins

NBC Universal/esquire

DRAMA DOC

Told through first person testimony. This film tells the story of Justin Paperny a real life “Wolf of Wall Street’. His rise, his crimes and his fall. I developed the film and created a unique look.

(NUTOPIA 2014. Ben Goold Exec)

 

Director & writer

Pompeii

1X 60MINS

bbc1

DRAMA DOC

Landmark BBC1 documentary. Presented by Margaret Mountford. This film explores the events of the day Vesuvius erupted and killed thousands. Secured unprescedented access to the  why the victims of the eruption left behind such strange and unique body casts. Drama recon and CGI. Ratings block buster – 5.2m.

(BBC 2013 Andrew Cohen/Will Aslett Exec)

 

Director & WRITER

FATAL ATTRACTIONS

2x50mins

Animal Planet

Drama Doc

‘Tigers Unleashed’ & ‘Venom: Life or Death’

Two films in this critically acclaimed and US ratings hit. The drama documentaries are real life horror films. One man kept Tigers as pets and the second film follows a man who amassed a collection of hundreds of poisonous snakes. (OSF 2011 Caroline Hawkins Exec)

 

WRITER, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER (Lead Director)

WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE –

BBC2 –

2X60mins

  1. Falling
  2. Messengers

In this epic series, Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature – light, gravity, energy, matter and time. Two films from a series of 4 (Light & Gravity)

(BBC Prod. Andrew Cohen Exec)

Awards for WOTU

2012 BAFTA – Best Specialist Factual (NOMINATED)

2012 BAFTA – Best VFX (NOMINATED)

Broadcast Award – Best Documentar (WINNER)

 

WRITER, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM – The Thin Blue Line

BBC2 – 1x60min

With the world’s most profound science at its heart, Wonders of the Solar System reveals how Earth is part of a far greater environment.

Award winning documentary presented Professor Brain Cox

(BBC Prod. Andrew Cohen Exec)

 

Awards for WOTSS*

 

2011 Peabody Award for Excellence in Documentary Film Making

2011 BAFTA NOMINATED – Best Director – Factual

2 x RTS Awards – Best Factual Series and Best performance

2 x Broadcast Awards – Nominated – Best documentary Series, best Graphics

1 x British Journalist Awards – Best Factual Series

 

PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & WRITER

THE da Vinci shroud

DISCOVERY/CHANNEL 5

1x50mins

History& Science

Drama Doc

Award winning and critically acclaimed drama doc. Did Leonardo Da Vinci play a role in the creation of the Turin Shroud?

(Pioneer. Stuart Carter Exec)

**Gold Special Jury Award – History and Archaeology at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival.

(09 Pioneer for Channel 5/Discovery)

 

Commercial/ corporate/ branded Credits

 

M&G – Investing for Good (Currently shooting)

4x1min commercial/branded ‘documentary style short’ form.

Epson 3D Projectors

A stunning 3D commercial and ‘Behind the Scenes’ documentary. Featuring Manchester United Football Club’s first 11 including Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Nany, . Second Unit Director and BTS film Director. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKcGPdnnBhI

Sony Erricson –

WTA Hero Challenge. Three short viral vids starring the world’s best female tennis players including Venus Williams,

Showtime/MTV

Over 30 channel idents for the MTV/Showtime network in the UK and UAE. Award winning Promos and Commercials. Shot on 35 and super 16mm.

English Premiership Football

3×30 second spot for the UK football premiership league. Shot on 16mm.

 

Industry Awards

 

2012 – Peabody Award Winner. (2011)

2011 BAFTA nominated – Best Director – The Thin Blue Line

2012 BAFTA nominated – Best Specialist Factual

2012 BAFTA nominated – Best VFX

2011 BAFTA nominated – Best Specialist factual Documentary – Wonders of the Universe

2011 BAFTA nominated – Best VFX

2011 RTS Winner – Best Factual Series

2011 RTS Winner – Best performance

2011 2x Broadcast Press Guild Award Winner – Best documentary Series & best presenter

2011 1x British Journalist Awards Winner – Best Factual Series

2011 2x Televisual Bulldog Awards Winner – Best Documentary Series/ Best VFX

 

TRAINING

London School of Film – Working with Actors.

BBC Academy – Single Camera Drama Directing.

BBC Academy – Directing Actors.

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