Chris Atkins
Chris started out producing low budget theatrical fiction films, including Richard Jobson’s, critically acclaimed Sixteen Years Of Alcohol and A Woman in Winter which was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for best film.

In 2006 he directed a documentary on the loss of civil liberties in the UK called TAKING LIBERTIES. Helped by Michael Moore’s producer, the film was released theatrically to coincide with Tony Blair’s departure in June 2007 and was given excellent reviews in the national broadsheet and tabloid press. It played in over 100 cinemas around the UK and was one of the highest grossing documentaries of 2007. He also wrote a book to accompany the film which has sold 1000’s of copies and is on the reading lists for GCSE and A Level.

In 2008 Chris was nominated for a BAFTA for best Writer & Director in their first feature film.

As a follow up Chris set out to make a film about the toxic effect that the media and celebrity are having on our world. Two years later STARSUCKERS was premiered at the London Film Festival in October 2009, and received unprecedented press attention, taking up the front page of The Guardian for two days running and then making the news in countries all over the world. The film fought off legal challenges from the News Of The World, Max Clifford and Bob Geldof, and was theatrically released to rave reviews,
and has easily become the most talked about documentary of the year. He has screened the film in over 100 schools and universities. More recently he
faked an urban fox hunting film that was taken seriously by most of the British Press and the BBC. Despite having a penchant for hoaxes he also does serious investigative work.

He likes skydiving, moonwalking and curing cancer, and is also a chronic fantasist.

Blog Entries by Chris Atkins

Watching the Detectives

(2) Comments | Posted 14 May 2012 | (13:11)

Just over a year ago I set out to expose for Channel 4 Dispatches how unregulated private detectives were openly selling our most personal information, and how they might be obtaining this data from supposedly secure government databases, banks and mobile phone companies.

As far back as...

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The Sun has Painted Itself into a Corner Over the Gordon Brown Medical Records

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2011 | (20:08)

I secretly filmed tabloid journalists trying to buy medical records two years ago, and The Sun's claim that it based it's story on a member of the public doesn't stack up.

On monday The Guardian took the phonehacking story to a whole new level:


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News of the Screwed

(2) Comments | Posted 12 July 2011 | (21:22)

A week ago it emerged that the News Of The World had been hacking into the voicemails of dead children. We donned out grubby macs and cheap trilbies and set out to expose the evil doers. We planted porn in Andy Coulson's bin, handed out bungs at the police bravery...

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