Christian Dines

Christian Dines

Realigo Films

Camera operator, director and editor in Kingsbridge, United Kingdom

About Christian

My career as a director began aged 23 when I began studying acting. Having briefly attended the prestigious 'Drama Centre London', I spent the following 4 years, acting in various fringe theatre productions, including Chekhov's 'The Seagull', 'Temptation' by Vaclav Havel and W. Somerset Maugham's 'Up At The Villa'. In between productions, I took roles in student and low budget films.

In 1999 having developed some of the short stories I wrote in my youth - I wrote, produced, directed and acted in my first short film, 'Perceptions'.

Shortly after, I learned Final Cut Pro and spent the following 8 years, studying the editing process - while taking the occasional acting job.

Throughout 2007, I shot, edited and directed corporate videos and the following year, began to study photography with award winning photographer Ewa Bialek.

Three years later, I began work at IBF (Independent Broadcasting Facilities) as a quality control operator. While there, I also edited DVD extras and encoded and restored films for the DVD/BD home entertainment market. On the weekends I continued directing short films.

In 2011, I began work at SDC (Soho Digital Cinema). After a year working as a quality control operator and projectionist, I freelanced in various capacities, shooting corporate videos and editing interviews for film3sixty magazine. That same year saw my first acclaimed short film 'Forget To Remember' shortlisted for the audience award at the Newport International Film Festival.

In 2012, 6 months after my short film 'Hands To The Wheel' was shortlisted at the London Sci-Fi Competition, I began work on my first full length feature film, 'Yellow Jacket' - a production that would take nearly four years to complete.

In 2013 I began work as a quality control operator and projectionist at AAM (Arts Alliance Media) and MPS (Motion Picture Solutions). I also worked that same year, at the 'The Actors Centre' in London's Covent Garden, working with actors and helping them develop their skill set. 2013 also saw my short film 'Blue Channel' become runners-up, at the London Sci-Fi Competition.

Over the following year, I continued work on 'Yellow Jacket' , while conducting my own acting classes privately. I also began my own business editing show reels for actors. As 2015 drew to a close and 'Yellow Jacket' was completed, I was hired to edit sequences for the Martin Scorsese produced film 'Tomorrow'.

I continue to work on a variety of productions in various capacities and have several of my own feature film productions in development.


Name: Christian Dines

Lives in: Kingsbridge, United Kingdom

Company: Realigo Films

Occupation: Camera Operator, Director, Editor and Screenwriter

Credits

  • Somero

    Somero (2017)
    Film (Drama and Sci-Fi) Director In the wake of a world changing natural event, two strangers are trapped in a basement together.

  • Natural Selection

    Natural Selection (2017)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Director Add a Plot »

  • Tomorrow

    Tomorrow (2016)
    Film (Drama) Editorial department The struggle and loneliness of Tesla, a returned soldier suffering the effects of personal trauma from the war in Afghanistan as he reintegrates back into society.

  • YELLOW JACKET

    YELLOW JACKET (2016)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Director In 2027, one Black Ops recruit - part of an internationally funded anti-terrorist program, has one final exercise in his training to complete; to investigate the identity of his next target. His investigation however, is disrupted by the news that he's fellow squad members and friends, resigned from the program and refused to accept the job. Written by Layman Films

  • Lee Kerslake: Celia

    Lee Kerslake: Celia (2016)
    Video (Short and Music) Editor The story is about lost love: A young boy (Lee) makes a new friend on his way to meet his girl, but it all turns sour when the friend steals his love away.Lee drops a message in a bottle into the river hoping that it will reach his intended, but it is intercepted by the friend who realizes that friendship is more important and finally chooses his friend over the girl. Written by Tayla Goodman

  • Life in Colors

    Life in Colors (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Set during a time when homosexuality was illegal in Britain, this is a powerful and heartbreaking love story between two women of the 1940's. Their love is pushed to the boundaries and ultimately leads to tragedy.

  • The Divorce

    The Divorce (2015)
    Film (Short and Crime) Director After a night of passion, a hit-man and a hooker discuss his marital status.

  • Blue Channel

    Blue Channel (2013)
    Film (Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • La petite mort

    La petite mort (2012)
    Video (Short and Music) Director Add a Plot »

  • Hands to the Wheel

    Hands to the Wheel (2012)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Director Add a Plot »

  • A Single Mind

    A Single Mind (2011)
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  • Forget to Remember

    Forget to Remember (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Director When Charlie realizes her relationship with Erica is over, she begins to look back at how their relationship began.

  • Background Noise

    Background Noise (2011)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Director After an alien invasion as seemingly wiped out the human race, one man struggles to cope with his solitude.

  • Running for Refuge

    Running for Refuge (2011)
    Film (Short) Editor A young woman attempts to run the London Marathon to raise money for the Charity Refuge.

  • A Life in a Day

    A Life in a Day (2010)
    Video (Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • KillingTime

    KillingTime (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director Add a Plot »

  • You Do Something to Me

    You Do Something to Me (2010)
    Video (Short and Music) Director Add a Plot »

  • Killing Time: Behind the Scenes

    Killing Time: Behind the Scenes (2010)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • Essential Killing

    Essential Killing (2010)
    Film (Thriller and War) Miscellaneous Crew A Taliban member who lives in Afghanistan is taken captive by the Americans after killing an American soldier and two contractors. He is transferred to Europe for interrogation but manages to escape from his captors and becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know. Written by Anonymous

  • Des hommes et des dieux

    Des hommes et des dieux (2010)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, they are threatened by terrorists but they decide to stay in the country and not return to France. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • White Material

    White Material (2009)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Denis revisits Africa, this time exploring a place rife with civil and racial conflict. A white French family outlawed in its home and attempting to save its coffee plantation connects with a black hero also embroiled in the tumult. All try to survive as their world rapidly crumbles around them Written by Pusan International Film Festival

  • Exitz

    Exitz (2007)
    Film (Thriller) Actor In India, the powerful and wealthy Percy invites the Miss India Ravina to be the star of a new inter-active virtual reality game of life that his company is developing, and she accepts his proposal. In London, the illegal Indian immigrant Murli programmer is responsible for the development of the game. The shy Murli is dating Billy, a single Londoner mother with a young daughter. When Percy's assistants Theo and Aurora download and steals the game, Murli is incriminated. Murli tries to contact Percy to prove his innocence, while Theo takes him to the edge. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Take 3 Girls

    Take 3 Girls (2006)
    Film (Family) Actor TAKE 3 GIRLS is about the triumph of courage and hope over urban desolation and emotional loss. London's multi-cultural street music youth scene is the setting. The three main characters share a dream: making something of their lives through music. Lyla is a beautiful Indian girl with a voice like an angel; Patsy a tough talking DJ; Spot a talented rapper with a dark secret. The three find an unlikely way out of the ghetto through a chance encounter with Mo, a failed Indian businessman on the edge, and his wife Romila, still grieving the death of their daughter eight years ago. The girls' attempts to transform a derelict warehouse into an unofficial music venue give Mo an idea that could be everyone's salvation. Written by Phil Dourado

  • Shijie

    Shijie (2004)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew "The World" is a theme park on the outskirts of Beijing, sixteen kilometers from the Chinese capital, designed around scaled representations of the world's famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa.The site is seen here not from the visitors' point of view but through the eyes of a few of its staff, lonely people, communicating poorly, a bit disillusioned with life, glittering for the tourists but dull and restricted as far as they are concerned. We meet, among others, pretty young dancer Tao and Taisheng, a security guard who is fond of her but not of personal commitment... Written by Guy Bellinger

  • London Gives Jessica Advice

    London Gives Jessica Advice (2000)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Fast Food

    Fast Food (2000)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director Taking place exclusively in the boys and girls toilets of a nightclub, Fast Food observes the nature of Men and Women in their attempts to meet the opposite sex.

  • Perceptions

    Perceptions (1999)
    Film (Short) Director Shot in black and white - Looking at the grey in between.

  • Under the Sun of Satan

    Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Dossignan is a zealous rural priest. The dean Menou-Segrais tries to keep him reasonable. But Dossignan will be tempted by Satan, then will try to save the soul of Mouchette, a young girl who killed one of her lovers. Written by Yepok

  • À nos amours

    À nos amours (1983)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Suzanne is sixteen and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them. Her family does not understand her. The father does not like her behaviour. When he leaves home, the mother becomes a little bit neurotic. And Suzanne's brother Robert, begins to beat her as a punishment. Written by Yepok

  • Tenebre

    Tenebre (1982)
    Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew With Argento's trademark visual style, linked with one of his more coherent plots, Tenebrae follows a writer who arrives to Rome only to find somebody is using his novels as the inspiration (and, occasionally, the means) of committing murder. As the death toll mounts the police are ever baffled, and the writer becomes more closely linked to the case than is comfortable. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

  • Zombie

    Zombie (1979)
    Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew A zombie is found aboard a boat off the New York coast which belongs to do a famous scientist. Peter West, a journalist, travels to the Antilles with Ann, the daughter of the scientist. On the way, they meet with with Brian, a ethnologist, and Susan. When they arrive at Matul Island, they find Dr. Menard, and discover a terrifying disease which is turning the islanders into horrifying zombies which devour human flesh and seem indestructible.... Written by Si Elliott <se1@ukc.ac.uk>

  • Breathless

    Breathless (1960)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Michel Poiccard, an irresponsible sociopath and small-time thief, steals a car and impulsively murders the motorcycle policeman who pursues him. Now wanted by the authorities, he renews his relationship with Patricia Franchini, a hip American girl studying journalism at the Sorbonne, whom he had met in Nice a few weeks earlier. Before leaving Paris, he plans to collect a debt from an underworld acquaintance and expects her to accompany him on his planned getaway to Italy. Even with his face in the local papers and media, Poiccard seems oblivious to the dragnet that is slowly closing around him as he recklessly pursues his love of American movies and libidinous interest in the beautiful American. Written by duke1029

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