Chas Harrington

Chas Harrington

Shoot The Runner FIlms
Director and Screenwriter

London, England

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About Chas

Hello, I am Chas Harrington. I’m a director and screenwriter based in the UK.

I have directed numerous award winning short films, I have included links to each below. The first one, Calamity Bot has screened at over 15 festivals including Los Angeles Lift-Off, Independent Shorts Awards and was a Top Pick for Thundr’s streaming platform. It won Best Comedy Short at the Independent Shorts Awards, Best Short Film at CKF Int Film Fest and was a Finalist for LA Lift-Off.

A year later I directed two more short films, Red Room and Happy Man. Red Room is a thriller short I made as a concept for a feature I wrote the previous year. The short film was a finalist at That Film Festival and screened as part of the Lift-Off Sessions, it has also been selected to screen at 10 more festivals throughout the year pending covid restrictions.

Happy Man is a 30 minute large scale short film starring Andrew Laithwaite (Gangs of London HBO) and featuring Ralph Prosser (Alex Rider, How To Build A Girl). The film was completed earlier this year and has already started picking up selections at Lift-Off, Flickfair and RoleCall. The screenplay for which was acclaimed by River City script editor Claire Russel and won at Sunday Shorts Film Fest.

This year I am working on two more feature screenplays, two short scripts as well as a science-fiction novel, which at some point within the next year I intend on directing and seeking LOIs/funding.

Photos

Credits

  • Happy Man

    Happy Man (2019)
    Film (short) by Shoot The Runner (Drama and Short) Director After a tragic accident, a failing theatre actor in amateur dramatics turns to a special drug that both improves his performances on stage and helps him forget about his trauma. However, the drug is in limited supply as well as having some strange side effects.

  • Red Room

    Red Room (2019)
    Film (short) by Shoot The Runner (Thriller and Short) Director An innocent man wakes up in a warehouse unaware of how he got there, he quickly discovers the intentions of his kidnappers and their audience on the Dark Web. All told in one unbroken shot.

  • Calamity Bot

    Calamity Bot (2018)
    Film (short) by Shoot The Runner (Comedy, Sci-Fi and Short) Director/Writer A scientist creates an artificial intelligence robot with the ability to desire and to dream. Its first dream is to see the outside world but to do so he must prove to his creator that he is capable. However, his calamitous behaviour sees his dream of freedom inch further and further away.

Awards

  • Best Short Film - CKF International Film Fest
    (2018)

  • Best Student Director - Independent Film Awards
    (2018)

  • Best Comedy Short - Independent Film Awards

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