Biography

Christopher Riley is BAFTA 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', produced and directed the hit documentary recreation of Gagarin's pioneering space flight 'First Orbit'. His most recent documentary films for television include: The Emmy nominated "Hubble's Cosmic Journey". Twenty five years after its launch this new doc for the National Geographic Channel unites those who conceived, designed, built and operated the Hubble Space Telescope - the most celebrated science instrument in history. Premiered in April 2015, and released on DVD the following month. 'The Girl who talked to Dolphins', which will premiere at SIDF 2014, and tells the story of US neuroscientist John Lilly's attempts to build an interspecies communications bridge in the 1960s. It will be broadcast on BBC FOUR during the week after the festival. "The Fantastic Mr Feynman" - first broadcast in May 2013 on BBC TWO to mark what would have been the Nobel prize winning physicist's 95th birthday. Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon; a landmark biopic, made in close collaboration with the Armstrong family, and first broadcast on BBC TWO in December 2012. Voyager: To The Final Frontier - presented by Dallas Campbell - first broadcast on BBC FOUR to mark the 35th anniversary of the Voyager Missions in the autumn of 2012, and shortlisted for a British Science Writer's award in 2013. Space Shuttle: The Final Mission - made to mark the final flight of NASA's space shuttle, and premiered on BBC TWO just 48 hours after Atlantis landed back on Earth for the last time. The film is presented by Kevin Fong and was last broadcast on BBC FOUR in February 2014. 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 1 episode View
Series   Role Year
Series 1, Episode 2   Director 2015

Non-Directorial Credits

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