Chris Quick

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Before training as an editor, Chris's background was in Theatre. At school he participated in various dramatic productions and in his final year formed what would become NARC Productions which included actor Neil Francis. The company focused on theatrical productions and was responsible for bringing back Jordanhill School's end of year musical production in 2006 after a ten year hiatus. The tradition, which started in 1947, returned with a custom made musical entitled We Will Mock You.

Following school, Chris continued with Narc Productions until it disbanded in early 2008 with its members calling it a day to pursue other professions. Chris retrained as a video editor and together with his class mate Mark D. Ferguson formed the television production company Quick Off The Mark Productions in October 2009.

In the summer of 2010, Chris and Mark teamed up with their former class mate Andy S. McEwan. to write their first feature film In Search of La Che (2011). The film would see Chris reunited with Neil Francis who played the part of Archie Munro. The film premiered at the Glasgow Film Theatre in November 2011. In the same year, Chris also founded the online film database, the Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance with actor Andrew O'Donnell. and in June he became a member of BAFTA Scotland. Chris reunited with Andy S. McEwan later that year to write and produce the short puppet comedy The Greyness of Autumn (2012) in which Chris would make his directorial debut and voice the character of Nelson. The film enjoyed a variety of success in 2013 with it being awarded the Best British Film (for April) by the British Filmmakers Alliance. In addition to this, the film enjoyed a successful run at a number of UK film festivals as well as screenings in the Untied States and Ireland.

A champion of independent film, Chris led a campaign in 2012 to get the Bafta Scotland New Talent Awards recognised by IMDB stating that they highlighted the best upcoming film talent in Scotland. The campaign was successful and the awards were added to the database. In 2014, he triumphed again when he called for the Virgin Media Shorts Awards to be recognised after the notable double win by Scottish director John McPhail.

2013, saw new editing collaborations forming for Chris, particularly with Joseph Andrew Mclean. The pair worked together during the post production of a variety of shorts including Sectarian Secret Police (2013) which was well received at the Loch Ness Film Festival in Dundee. Towards the end of the year, Chris hinted at a bid for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest as the character Nelson form the Greyness of Autumn. A support page was created on Facebook but eventually no song materialised and the bid was abandoned.

In 2014, he returned to the directors chair briefly to direct the short children's film Minion vs. Minion (2014) which was produced with Steve Johnson of Futuristfilm. The film was part of a competition run by Vue Cinemas for Glaswegian School children in which three winners would have their film ideas turned into a 4 minute film shot in 4K. Alongside this, Chris produced and edited the short Sci-Fi film Electric Faces (2014) with Johnny Herbin. The film is is set to be released later in the year.

Chris has also played a significant role in the filming of the Katana Fighting Series since its launch in 2010. Over the years he has overseen its transition form a single camera shoot to a multi camera setup and together with Mark D. Ferguson brought in high definition coverage of the shows. He has also produced and edited the coverage of every event and with the exception of Duncan Airlie James, he is the only crew member to have attended every show.

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  1. Enterprise Screen
  2. Fablevision Studios
  3. Garry fraser
  4. Glasgow 2014
  5. Andrew Mackenzie
  6. Martin Burns
  7. Mallard Productions
  8. Short of the Week
  9. Futurist Digital / Steve Johnson
  10. Thomas Dobbie
  11. 29studios
  12. Peacock Studios
  13. Quick Off The Mark Productions
  14. Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance
  15. David Brown
  16. Greenroom Films
  17. Simone Smith
  18. Comedy Unit

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