Chris J Mitchell, was born and raised in London. Since he was young he has had a passion for writing and at school greatly enjoyed writing fictional stories of mystery, intrigue and action. In his childhood he met with a serious accident at the age of about eight and because of this he developed agoraphobia. He struggled with during his teenage years, but eventually overcame this phobia.
This experience affected his view on writing and how emotions, human behaviour and habits greatly affect and alter logical and rational situations.
He graduated from University in Manchester where he studied film and wrote his dissertation on Vaudeville’s influence on early comedic movies and how great performers such as the Marx Brothers, Harold Lloyd or Laurel and Hardy brought their craft to the big screen.
He greatly enjoys reading ghost stories and his fictional writing has been influenced by writers such as M.R.James and Dick Donovan. He has written several ghost stories in a classic Victorian style; some of which he has turned into audio stories and all of which have been well received.
Chris is also keen on film-making and has produced several short documentaries and videos. Many of which he has made with his friend and film-making colleague Martin Boyd; who he met at a Raindance film course given by the director Simon Hunter.
Please see the Motion of Pictures page of this website to view this work and for more info.
In relation to the name – ‘The Motion of Pictures,’ this refers to the illusion that is created when displaying a sequence of images. In this sense the motion in pictures suggests something technical. Where as the motion of pictures suggests something creative and the term Motion of Pictures was created as a title to cover the film work of Chris and Martin Boyd.
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