Chris Smith graduated from Bristol University with an MA in Film Production in 1998. He then combined making his own films with working as Assistant Producer, Director and Researcher on Barry Norman's Film Night for Sky Television.
His first feature, Creep, a horror starring Franka Potente and Sean Harris, premiered in the 'Midnight Madness' section of the 2004 Toronto Film Festival, was released in the UK in January 2005 (Pathe distributing), and in the US by Lionsgate.
His second horror feature, Severance, was released in the UK in August 2006 and stars Danny Dyer and Laura Harris. It also premiered in the ‘Midnight Madness’ section of the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.
Triangle, his third feature, premiered at FrightFest in August 2009. Black Death, starring Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean, opened to critical praise in 2010.