New Town Utopia is a Cult Modern production. Full credits list to appear on this page soon.
CHRISTOPHER IAN SMITH – Director
Chris is a filmmaker and photographer based in London. In his early career he was a DJ/VJ and Producer with the audiovisual collective Addictive TV. He was involved with the production and live performance of many experimental films, audiovisual cut-ups and motion graphics. This included performances and screened work at festivals and venues across the world, including: Le Centre Pompidou, the ICA and the BFI.
Chris is now focused on developing narrative moving image work. His work spans documentary and fiction, sometimes combining the two. Regular thematic strands in his work include the interplay of the human psyche with landscape, folklore, architecture and the uncanny. Chris has created commercial films and creative work for brands including Guinness, O2, Sony PlayStation and the National Lottery
Chris’s films and photography have been screened/exhibited at film, photography and art festivals globally, and he has been selected for a number of film development and talent schemes, including Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and the FilmLondon Micro Market.
MARGARET MATHESON – Executive Producer
Margaret is an experienced Producer and Executive Producer with a long history of independent filmmaking in the UK. She producing seminal British films such as Scum and Made In Britain and more recently Shell and Skin. She was also Executive Producerof Sid and Nancy and Lore.
She found success and acclaim with the recent documentary film Sleep Furiously by Gideon Koppel.
Most recently she has been the Producer of the Bafta award winning children’s television series Katie Morag.
GREG HAINES – Composer
Greg Haines is an English composer and musician who’s work exists in the unknown territories of delay-heavy, tape saturated, dub influenced studio sessions, and excursions into modern classical music and more traditional composition.
Through his first three albums (recently re-issued together in 3CD or deluxe 5LP format through Denovali Records), Haines delved into long-form, slowly unravelling crescendos for strings, piano and other orchestral instrumentation, all accentuated with subtle electronics and processing to form a wall of sound where each element became indistinguishable.
Haines has toured extensively around Europe, as well as in the USA, Japan and Australia. His brand of live improvisation on his constantly evolving set-up of synthesizers, signal processors and piano led to his involvement with two live ensembles for pure improvisation: the languid, micro-seismic “Alvaret Ensemble” and the adventurous upbeat endeavors of “The Group”.
NEIL LENTHALL – Editor
London-based Editor specialising in cinematic Drama and Documentary. Graduate of the National Film and Television School’s MA Editing course.
During a decade working in post-production I’ve cut three feature films and a dozen narrative short films; documentaries shot in the UK, France, the Netherlands, and the Faroe Islands; music videos, live music and behind-the-scenes videos for artists signed to Warner Music, Universal Music and Columbia Records; and commercials, web video and corporate comms for a client list that has included the likes of Walkers Crisps, Tesco, Ford, the NHS, the Highways Agency, Tropicana, and the England 2018 World Cup bid.