For NDH4 in April 2014, we were joined by the amazing Bafta nomm'd director/animator Chris Shepherd,
Chris has had a wonderfully varied output, responsible for the BIFA winning Dad's Dead, over 60 Random Acts, and the famous StareOut sketches from Big Train. He's also been having much festival success with his recent rotoscoped/live action film The Ringer.
Through his first production company Polkadot set up in 95, Chris directed the multi award winning film, The Broken Jaw, for Channel 4 and producedBAFTA nominated The World Of Interiors. Chris's Polkadot credits include: adverts, title sequences and the award winning Stareout sketches onBBC/Talkback's Big Train.
Director/writing credits include acclaimed short Dad's Dead, which is winner of over 20 international awards including Best Short at the British Independent Film Awards and a BAFTA nomination. His 2005 collaboration with artist David Shrigley, Who I Am And What I Want, won many international film awards, as did Silence is Golden in 2006 and Bad Night for the Blues in 2010.
2013 saw him direct The Ringer, a story inspired by his first meeting with his father, and comedy sketch show ACMS Presents for Channel 4's Comedy Blaps. Chris currently has a feature in development and continues to write.