At the age of seven, Geoff Redknap persuaded his parents to take him to a screening of Jaws. “Do you know what this film is about?” asked the ticket-taker of his parents. Geoff insisted he had to see this film and he’s never looked back. Growing up in isolated Northern British Columbia, Geoff found a library book on make-up effects. His ever-supportive parents took him to hardware stores and pharmacies in nearby towns to find the unusual materials for his creations. Geoff soon became very popular on Halloween.
After completing an English Degree at the University of British Columbia, Geoff began working in the make-up effects department on the Vancouver-shot series, The X-Files. While working 100 hour weeks, Geoff met his mentor, legendary TV director Kim Manners. Geoff watched Kim shape one of the most popular TV series of our times. Geoff has gone on to work on films such as Elysium, I Robot, Underworld: Evolution and Watchmen. Geoff also works in the areas of Visual Effects and Performance (Puppeteer and Actor).
Geoff has had the privilege of working with veteran Henson puppeteers on two Muppet TV movies and several features, including both Cats and Dogs films. Geoff has also taken onscreen roles in film and television. He had the opportunity to play “Mad March” in the mini-series “Alice,” Nick Willing’s reimagining of Alice in Wonderland.
Geoff has written and directed many short films and attended The National Screen Institute Drama Prize program. His short, “The Auburn Hills Breakdown” played at festivals worldwide, and won many awards, including being named best Horror Comedy of the year by Horror.com. Geoff also attended the NSI’s Features First program with his script, “Heaven’s Door.” This project won The Jim Murphy Marketing Bursary as well as a place in The Praxis 2011 Fall Workshop. He was a finalist in the 2012 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2012, received an Honorable Mention in The Superchannel Market Accelerator 2013 and won the Golden Feather at the Reykjavik International Film Festival 2013.