Director & Founder of Bridge Way Ltd (recipient of the BFI Vision Award 3), Chris Hees is a BAFTA winning, Oscar nominated producer and alumnus of the National Film and Television School. His BAFTA winning animation, “The Bigger Picture,” along with his live action short, “How I Didn’t Become A Piano Player”, racked up over 200 festival screenings and 75 awards between them.
With one hand on the pulse of the UK film industry in London, and the other on the thriving energy of regional filmmaking, Chris produces talent-led films with appeal beyond the UK. His current slate, a mixture of live-action and animation, includes adaptations, comedies, thrillers and period dramas – each project being packaged to suit its position within the international market.
At the end of 2018 he co-produced Nathalie Biancheri’s London Film Festival selected debut feature, “Nocturnal”, and he’s currently in production on two animations: Bexie Bush’s eagerly anticipated “The Rumour Mill” and the BFI backed “KNOT” by Marie Lechevallier
Chris was on the board of trustees for Hull’s City of Culture 2017 and is passionately committed to ensuring a strong legacy continues. He is on the steering group for BSF Future Leaders Programme and an active attendee of the UK’s Producer Roundtable.
Chris is also a two-time alumnus of the Berlinale Talents Campus. Working with UK-based European filmmakers such as Tommaso Pitta (“Little Boy Blue”) and Weronika Tofilska (“The Fall”) has allowed him to build a growing expertise and network within the world of European co-productions.
BAFTA nominated producer of The Alan Dimension, Millie is the wiser head to Chris’s instinctive gut. She has been with Bridge Way for over a year now and has been influential in bringing a number of exciting feature projects to the company as well as pushing our successful Production Skills Education Programme. Millie also strengthened our position in the regions when she moved over to Biddulph, Staffordshire.
Millie is always trying to persuade Chris to pay more attention to her love of Sci-Fi projects so if you have a project in this genre then she’s the one for you.