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Chris Balmond

Based in Bristol

Chris possesses exceptional comedic talent, and during his six years of directing while holding a creative position at Red Bee Media, he had the privilege of collaborating with some of the most prominent figures in British comedy. Notable names on his roster include Graham Norton, The Mighty Boosh, Simon Bird (of Inbetweeners fame), Ben Elton, Al Murray, Miranda Hart, and Armando Iannucci.

His illustrious career has already garnered numerous accolades, including a Gold BTAA for his work on the PG Tips advertisement titled "Queen's Speech," ten Gold Promax awards (including Best Director in 2010 and 2011), and a D&AD recognition in the copywriting category for BBC2 comedy.

Prior to venturing into directing, Chris amassed valuable experience in TV production at Euro RSCG London, CHI and Partners, and AMV.BBDO. This diverse exposure to various aspects of the creative process has endowed him with a genuine appreciation for collaboration within the industry.

He has worked with globally successful brands like Mercedes Benz, McDonald's, Amazon Prime Video, Guinness and Walkers among others.



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