Chris Overton



LOs angeles

An Academy Award® winning director, Chris began his career as an actor and worked on various television and film projects with directors including Joel Schumacher and Roman Polanski. He also played a lead role in the BAFTA Award-winning film Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus.

Chris made his directorial debut with ‘The Silent Child’, for which he received the Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film in 2018. He won Best Director at The River Bend Film Festival and has won over 30 international awards with ‘The Silent Child’. It continues to play in film festivals and television channels around the world.

Chris directed his first commercial through FCB Inferno in the UK for the hugely successful Huawei ‘Story Sign’ Christmas campaign, bringing his thoughtful, heart-warming style to his work. The campaign won 7 Lions at Cannes in 2019 (4 of which were Gold), 8 One Show awards, 3 D&ADs, Grand Prix at Eurobest as well as being nominated for a Bafta.

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