Chris is just eighteen years young, and hasn’t seen much of the world. What little he has seen frightened him a fair bit – he started life by almost drowning in a lake – and what better place to hide from the troubles of mankind than in the dusty aisles of the local cinema?
It was from there that Chris’ blog, Cryteria (cryteriaonline.com) was born, and it’s grown [very] slowly since then. Chris spends most of his time staring at some screen or another; be it a fifteen foot multiplex or a fifteen inch laptop, he’s usually either watching films or writing about them. He decided writing was his career of choice after realising he couldn’t really do much else, though he has been attempting to play the drums for about five years now – but suffice to say even the Cadbury gorilla shows him up.
Of all the films Chris has seen over his short time on this earth (and there aren’t many), he often cites Blade Runner as one of his favourites. This is complete nonsense, as he’s only seen it twice, and didn’t really enjoy it the first time. His number one film of all time is completely predictable, particularly for a guy with glasses – yep, it’s Star Wars. The original, that is; the one that later became A New Hope. Other actual favourites include every Batman film (except the terrible ones) and anything he’s seen by Tarantino (which, as with most classic films, is a disappointingly small amount).
Chris became embroiled in the world of film journalism after a few people started noticing his blog, and he applied to write for a few others. Consequently, he’s now struggling to write for around seven different websites while simultaneously undertaking a BA in Journalism at City University London. Suffice to say any free time he has is usually spent inebriated and wondering why he doesn’t have more of it.
Before a career in writing, Chris’ initial dream was to be a big-time Hollywood film director. While this now seems slightly unlikely, he hopes to at least one day produce a few short films or documentaries on current pressing issues – such as the possibility of Star Wars being real and whether or not a flux capacitor really would cause time travel at 88mph.