Chris Nunn

Dr Chris Nunn BA Hons, MA, PhD, FHEA

Programme Leader for Film and Television Production

Key details

Dr Chris Nunn
BA Hons, MA, PhD, FHEA

Programme Leader for Film and Television Production


Chris hails from the seaside metropolis of Brighton where he first learned to make films and both perform and direct in a large number of Fringe Theatre production. At the age of 16, he succeeded in getting funding from three different local sources support and start a youth filmmaking company. He moved to London and studied a BA (Hons) in Digital Film Production at London South Bank University, where he graduated with a first-class degree. His dissertation was on Science Fiction Television Post-9/11.

Chris stayed on at LSBU where he did an MA in Digital Film Production and wrote a dissertation on Mockumentary as a subversion of Capitalist Ideology.

During this time Chris was also Festival Director of Screentest: The UK's National Student Film Festival (2010-2014), Chris has been championing aspiring filmmaking talent for nearly a decade. Passionate about filmmaking education, he has recently completed his PhD at the University of Greenwich entitled Towards a New Film Pedagogy: Recrafting Undergraduate Filmmaking Education for an Expanded Field (2019) and plans to continue and broaden research in this area.

Chris's qualifications include BA (Hons) Digital Film Production, MA Digital Film Production, PhD, PGCert HE, FHEA.

Responsibilities within the university

Programme Leader, BA Film and Television Production

Research / Scholarly interests

Chris is passionate about filmmaking education and working with academics, industry and policy makers to ensure progression routes exist for young people. This is especially important for those form diverse and hitherto underrepresented communities. Chris is currently working on a research funding bid to analyse the ways in which class, creativity and talent help or hinder would-be film and television entrants.

Aside from education, Chris's research interests include science fiction television, mockumentary and the effects these evolving forms have on contemporary audiences. He is a regular guest on the Star Trek podcast 'Primitive Culture', frequent contributor to Critical Studies in Television weekly blog. Chris is also currently writing two book proposals: one for the Intellect books series on 'Unmade Film and Television' entitled Unmade Star Trek: Boldly Going Nowhere and one on anarchism as a political philosopher entitled A is for Anarchism: An A-Z of Ways to Change the World.

Media activity

Regular guest on the Star Trek podcast 'Primitive Culture' and frequent contributor to Critical Studies in Television weekly blog.

Publications

Filmmaking Education for All? British Cultural Policy and Film Education' (inJournal of Film Education, forthcoming in December 2020)

Presentations

  • Resistance is Futile? Alternative Pedagogic Models for Educating Filmmakers ('Contexts of Film Production' MeCCSA Symposium, University of Lincoln, June 2018)
  • Read, Write, Repeat: The Dangers of Film Literacy in University Filmmaking Education ('Society for Higher Education Research' New Researchers Conference, Wales, 2015)