Christian Cargill is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer.
His first documentary Heart Valley had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Documentary Short. It won the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Short Film and was nominated for The Grierson Award for Best Documentary Short. Christian was also nominated at Camerimage and BAFTA Cymru for cinematography. After huge international press, twenty film festivals and multiple more awards, it released with The New Yorker and BBC.
Alongside his documentary work, he has directed music videos and promos with artists including Laura Marling and Palace. Branded work clients include Harrods, MTV, Pizza Express and The Wombles. His photography has been featured in various press publications – shooting artists, portraits and for brands including Gorillaz, John Legend, Kano, Sky, Partisan Records and the BBC.
He founded his production company Dalmatian Films in 2022.
BAFTA CYMRU AWARD, Best Short Film
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, Best Documentary Short
YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD x CANNES LIONS, Silver Screen Award
KINSALE SHARK AWARD, Best Documentary Short
BRITISH SHORTS BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL, Audience Award
BOLTON FILM FESTIVAL, Best Documentary
THE GRIERSON AWARDS, Best Documentary Short – Nominee
BAFTA CYMRU AWARD, Best Factual Cinematography – Nominee
CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL, Best Documentary Short Cinematography – Nominee