Chris McClean

Tel. +44 (0) 75 34 71 90 07

Email. chris(at)

Chris McClean is an award-winning director with a unique eye for a story. His first short film, Uncommon Ideals, told the tale of North Sea surfers and established Chris as an exciting new talent. After going viral, Channel 4 commissioned Chris to create a sequel, Beyond the Scars.

A highly experienced graphic designer, winning a D&AD in 2004 Chris has also worked on a range of projects from illustration, art direction and graphic design across arts & culture, music industry, retail, youth fashion and advertising.

Awards include:

Best Short Film London Surf Festival 2011

Best Short SAL Lisbon 2012 & 2013

Best Short San Sebastian Surf Film Festibal 2012

Best Short Lisbon SFF 2012 & 2013

Best Cinematography Lisbon SFF 2012

Premio Natureza Award Mimpi FF Brasil 2013

Nominated in the Best Action Sports category at the VIMEO awards 2012

Nominated for Best Short at the Surfer Poll awards 2012

Best Artistic Film at the Sheffield Adventure FF 2013

Official Selection at SXSW 2012

Best International Short Hamburg FF 2103

Commended Best Short San Diego SFF 2013

Best International Short Film Sure Shots Dublin 2014

Best UK Film Approaching Lines 2014

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