Christopher Hird

Christopher Hird is the founder and managing director of Dartmouth Films, which was established in January 2008, to concentrate on making independent documentaries, pioneering new ways of funding and distributing them and encouraging new and emerging talent in the industry. A former stockbroker and journalist on the Economist, New Statesman and Sunday Times, he moved into television as a reporter before co-founding FulcrumTV, of which he was joint managing director for over 20 years. Among his recent screen credits are the Sundance premiered films Black Gold (2006) and The End of the Line (2009). Dartmouth Films currently has more than half a dozen feature documentaries in production. Hird is the chair of The Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation and a trustee of Index on Censorship, The Wincott Foundation and the Grierson Trust.