- Job title
- Director of The School of Film & Television
Christopher Morris is a documentary filmmaker and professor of documentary practice. His work in radio and television encompasses documentary, drama, commercials and party political broadcasts. Recurring themes include the lives of young people (and the changing nature of childhood), faith and religion and issues of social justice and marginalised communities. Since leaving the BBC in 2003, Chris has been working as a freelance documentary director/producer and a story consultant. Recent projects include Fog of Sex, a Lottery funded drama/documentary about student sex workers and Mametz, a Lottery funded WW1 site-specific play with Owen Sheers and National Theatre Wales.
Chris has also established a reputation as an edit consultant and story doctor - recent feature documentary credits include Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (Sullivan 2018) a film about the life of Frank Sidebottom, and When Two Worlds Collide (Brandenburg/Orzel 2016) in which an indigenous environmental activist takes on the large businesses that are destroying the Amazon. Chris also worked as a story consultant in the edit suite on Gruff Rhys's American Interior (2014) and Separado (2010).
He has won three BAFTA awards, a Royal Television Society award, the Premios Ondas and prizes at the Berlin, Chicago and Celtic film festivals. In 2009 he won a gold award at the Association for International Broadcasters, for Children of God, a BBC World Service radio documentary about child evangelism.
He is now the director of the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University.
Royal College of Art
1st class BA (hons)
Newport Art College
Honours and awards
2016 - Winner Celtic Media Awards Best Film for Young People). 2015 - Winner BAFTA Cymru (Best Factual Cinematography)
Research interests and expertise
The overarching research question is concerned with marginalisation:
The marginalisation of storiesMarginalised peopleMarginalised communities
Research Programme Affiliations
Current research students
Previous student supervision
University of South Wales
'Producing a First Feature: Exploring the lived experiences of emerging UK film producers'
5th October 2018.
Areas of teaching
Board member of Wildworks Theatre company.