After a successful career as a professional photographer, specialising in action/sports reportage, Christine began a two-year Masters degree in Filmmaking at The London Film School where she wrote, directed, edited and produced short films. In addition to this she was Director of Photography and Camera Operator on 35mm and S16mm productions and was fortunate to be mentored by Academy Award nominee, Barry Ackroyd BSC. Her films have premiered at Locarno, Cottbus and Clermont Ferrand Film Festivals and she was nominated for Best Cinematography, for JAMGYR (2010) at Emir Kusturica’s Kustendorf Film Festival in 2012. She has lit over fifteen award-winning shorts around the world – from pool halls in South London to remote villages in the Himalaya. She is particularly skilled in action camerawork (she was a Formula 1 stills photographer for over a decade.)
Christine has also directed her debut feature, THE NEW BOY (2015), which she also wrote, produced, lit and edited. The film premiered at The East End Film Festival (UK) in 2015. Her short doc, SAVE ME was a finalist at the Sheffield Doc Fest 2016 and she recently directed a block of 5 episodes of the UK serial drama HOLLYOAKS (Lime Pictures Ltd) transmitting on Channel 4 in October 2016. She now divides her time 50/50 between cinematography and directing, with each discipline creatively fuelling the other. Her stills photography has been exhibited in Germany (Frankfurt), France (Versailles) and at The Royal College of Art in London, UK. She is experienced in shooting both film and digital formats, using the most recent cameras including the Alexa, Amira, Red Epic, Sony CineAlta and Canon EOS system.
Christine works closely with the producer and director to recommend the best camera system to capture the story and vision of each script she is lighting.
Christine is alumna of the Berlinale Talents 2012 and a full member of Directors UK.