Chris Shepherd was born in Liverpool.
In 1995 he set up a production company called Polkadot. He
directed the multi award winning film, The Broken Jaw, for
Channel 4 and produced BAFTA nominated The World Of
Interiors. Chris's Polkadot credits include: adverts, title
sequences and the award winning Stareout sketches on BBC/Talkback's Big Train.
In 2000 he became the co-founder of production company, Slinky Pictures, with producer Maria Manton. Director/writing
credits include a ten part series for Channel 4 called People's
Britain and his 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. He's also
worked with a wide range of commercial clients including BMI,
COI, Nestle, Western Union, Eagle Star and Proctor & Gamble.
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, a live action/animated drama. His
latest BBC drama, Bad Night for the Blues, explores Chris's
relationship with his Aunty. Chris currently has a feature in
development and continues to write.