Christopher Morrison

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Christopher Morrison (mink)
Born
Christopher Wingfield Morrison

London, England, United Kingdom
Other namesmink
OccupationFilm director, comic book novelist

Christopher Wingfield Morrison (MINK) is a British American writer / film director and comic book novelist.

Early life[edit]

Christopher Morrison was born in London, England, and relocated with his parents to Los Angeles in the United States at the age of eight. Christopher attended photography college in Santa Barbara.[citation needed] His graduate short film about a master luthier was runner up in the student academy awards.

Career[edit]

Morrison's first job was as a runner at Walt Disney Studios and then he earned entry level positions on two Disney films. He then moved to the camera department of Sony Pictures Imageworks and worked on some of the biggest FX films and other projects of the mid 90's. In 1997 he wrote, produced and directed his first feature film called "Bus" shot entirely in a Santa Monica City Bus in west Los Angeles. The film won gold at the Houston Film Festival. In 1998 he started work in the commercial/music video business working with acts like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Busta Rhymes, TLC, No Doubt, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Puffy, Nas, Beyonce, A Tribe called Quest, Will Smith as well as commercials for Coca-Cola, Gap, Nike, Reebok and many more.

This work led to him directing music videos for Snoop Dogg, Master P, Raphael Saadiq, Daniel Bedingfield, Lucy Pearl, South Central Cartel and Slum Village, along with Veruca Salt, Face to Face, Dead Poetic and Sheryl Crow . In 2000 he was added to the director roster at Bille Woodruff's production company Geneva Films.[1] In 2002, he changed companies and was added to Quentin Tarantino's and Lawrence Bender's A Band Apart films director roster.

Morrison then directed the Lionsgate action comedy Full Clip in 2003 which was released in 2006. In 2005 he directed the Sony Pictures adventure thriller Into the Sun in Tokyo and Bangkok. In 2007 he was attached and developed the remake of Mortal Kombat with Larry Kasanoff producing through Threshold Entertainment and New Line Cinema . The movie never happened for various reasons. In 2008 Morrison then wrote and developed a big screen version of Tecmo Ninja Gaiden with a prominent US production company.[citation needed].

Morrison also has written a number of creator-owned graphic novels for Image Comics, IDW Comics and Dark Horse Comics, including Dust,[1][2][3] 13 Chambers.[4][5] & Shinjuku with artist Yoshitaka Amano.

In 2009, he started Twistory, a company based on his vision of creative storytelling. Twistory from 2009-2014 developed and released three mobile video games, a fusion art magazine and an original story that was then developed into a television hybrid/social game show. Belle's War(the game/TV show) an original concept by Morrison started airing inside episodes of Fox Sport's 1 World Poker Tour in the fall of 2014. In early 2015 he left Twistory as the company under all new 2015 leadership changed its core focus to STEM based Educational toys and cartoons for young children moving away from its roots.

Currently he is writing and directing new material for a couple of Major Studios and Publishers.

Works[edit]

1998-2002 Videography (Producer/Additional Photography) Incomplete list[edit]

1998-2006 Videography (Director) Incomplete list[edit]

  • Knowledge – "Clinton Youth" (Remix)
  • Knowledge "Destiny"
  • Supreme beings of Lesiure "Strange love addiction"
  • Face to Face "God is Man"
  • Veruca Salt "Born Entertainer"
  • Boniface "Cheeky"
  • Daniel Bedingfeld "James Dean"
  • Lucy Pearl "Without You"
  • Rapheal Saadiq "Still Ray"
  • Rapheal Saadiq "OPH"
  • South Central Cartel "What's his name"
  • Slum Village "Call me"
  • Slum Village "1,2"
  • Master P " Pocket's gonna stay fat "
  • Master P " Gold's in they mouth"
  • C Murder "I don't give a what"
  • C Murder "What Cha Gonna Do"
  • Soulja Slim "Get Ya Mind Right"
  • Krazy "Thugged out"
  • Rondo(outlawz) "Success before Death"
  • West Coast Bad Boyz feat Snoop, WC, E-40, Doggpound, Eastsidaz "Pop Lockin"
  • Lil Rob "One of Those Days"
  • Capone "Summertime Anthem"
  • Dead Poetic "Narcotic"
  • NBC Hero's Television Show (Season 1) (Add Package)
  • Sheryl Crow "Globe Sessions tour"

1998-2018 Filmography[edit]

  • Bus (1998)
  • Full Clip (2004)
  • Into the Sun (2005)
  • Method Man : The Strip Game (2006) (Second unit Director)
  • Sideways (2009) (Second Unit Director)
  • Shinjuku (2016) Animated Short with Director Robert Valley
  • Golden State Warriors VR CAA Experiencial (2016)
  • Dust (2018)

Television[edit]

  • "Belle's War" Pilot TV/Game show WPT/ Fox Sports 1 (2014)

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dust" Debuts from mink & Parente this Summer at Image, Comic Book Resources, February 1, 2007
  2. ^ Comics, Games, Film and Fashion Collide in "Dust", Comic Book Resources, May 31, 2007
  3. ^ Dust the Game
  4. ^ TWISTORY: mink Talks Fantasy Western "13 Chambers", Comic Book Resources, February 21, 2008
  5. ^ Venturing West: Medri talks "13 Chambers", Comic Book Resources, June 27, 2008
  6. ^ "Hype Williams: his 10 greatest videos: 7". Factmag.com. March 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  7. ^ "She's a Bitch | Missy Elliott | Music Video". MTV Music. MTV Networks. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  8. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Babyface - "There she goes"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Jessica Simpson: A Little Bit". CMT. MTV Networks (Viacom). Retrieved 2011-01-12.

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