Biography

Christopher Riley is BAFTA, Emmy and Grierson nominated film producer & director, specialising in science and history. He conceived and co-produced the Sundance Award winning film 'In the Shadow of the Moon', and produced and directed on the hit National Geographic series One Strange Rock.

His most acclaimed documentary films for television include: The Emmy nominated "Hubble's Cosmic Journey", 'The Girl who talked to Dolphins', which premiered at Sheffield International Documentary Festival and went on to be nominated for an RTS, BAFTA and Grierson awards, and Netflix feature documentary 'The Fear of 13' - which premiered at the London Film festival where it was also nominated for a Grierson.

Riley has written and directed commercial shorts for HSBC, Vodafone and the architects Foster & Partners, through agencies The Bank, AKQA and The Moment.

More details at www.chris-riley.net 

Credits

Rough Science 2 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 6, Episode 1   Director 2005
Series 6, Episode 3   Director 2005
Space Odyssey: The Robot Pioneers 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2004
Moon Machines 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 3   Director 2008
Neil Armstrong - First Man On The Moon 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2012
Fantastic Mr Feynman 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2013
Voyager: To The Final Frontier 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2012
Girl Who Talked To Dolphins, The 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2014
Hubble's Cosmic Journey 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
-   Director 2014
Survival In The Skies 2 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 2015
Series 1, Episode 4   Director 2015
One Strange Rock 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 5   Director 2016
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World 2 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Episode 1   Director 2018
-   Director 2019

Non-Directorial Credits

NOVA - Back to the Moon View
Description
Single documentary Writer and Producer
NOVA - Rise of the Rocket View
Description
Single documentary Writer and Producer
The Fear of 13 View
Description
Producer of this new feature documentary for BBC Storyville and theatrical release.

Awards

Skills

  • Interactive
  • Lecturing
  • Natural history
  • SFX
  • CGI
  • Live broadcast
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