The BFI Film Fund Senior Development and Production Executive. At the BFI Film Fund he had strategic responsibility for shorts and low budget film, taking a leading role in the creation of the BFI NET.WORK, as well as projects which pushed the envelope of traditional filmmaking, including Amma Asante’s Belle and Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin amongst many others.
Before joining the BFI Film Fund, Chris Collins worked for the the UK Film Council, where he managed the Feature Film Development Programme, the funding stream for producers, production companies and filmmakers with a proven track record in feature film production.
His credits as a producer include Brick Lane (Sarah Gavron), My Summer of Love (Pawel Pawlikowski), Four Last Songs and Tomorrow La Scala! (Francesca Joseph). He worked as an associate producer for BBC Films where he made Last Resort (Pawel Pawlikowski) and a series of short films for BBC2 including films by award-winning writer/directors Andrea Arnold and Vito Rocco. He also worked as a development/production executive with the former public production funder, BFI Production where he was instrumental in the production of John Maybury’s Love is the Devil and Jasmin Dizdar’s Beautiful People.