5 minutes with Chris Musslewhite

5 minutes with Chris Musslewhite

Chris is a UK based producer who gained his early experience working on numerous TV productions in varying roles from Runner to Researcher, to Production Assistant, Assistant Editor and Director.

After working on several short films Chris Produced his first independent feature ‘Small Town Folk’, Directed by Peter Stanley-Ward. In 2007 the film was screened at Cannes by its LA based sales agent and achieved distribution in over 30 territories worldwide, including North America through Lionsgate. It was selected for genre film festivals around the world including London UK Film Focus – LUFF, San Francisco — Another Hole in the Head and also screened on The Horror Channel UK.

In 2010 Chris co-founded Treehouse Digital; a boutique production company specialising in high concept family entertainment. It is a ‘Story Laboratory’ that nurtures original ideas through each stage of production via their writer’s room, VFX studio, editorial and sound facilities. The company covers the motion picture, music video and commercial sectors with an ever growing client base.

In 2015 Chris Produced the short film ‘Litterbugs’, directed by Peter Stanley-Ward, for which Treehouse delivered all of the VFX, SFX and Editing.

Treehouse has been recognised in Creative England’s 2016 ‘CE50’ report. The report comprises Creative England’s pick of the “companies leading the charge for the creative industries, showcasing the best of what England’s regions have to offer and transforming the country’s economic future”. Further accolade has been awarded by a panel of judges (including representatives from MediaCom, Channel 4 and Facebook) who have chosen Treehouse Digital as one of the CE50’s 10 Future Leaders.

Twitter handle @cjwmusselwhite

What was the last book you read? Bryan Cranston – My Life in Parts

And what did you read it on? Hardback – I still love holding a real book

What are you watching right now on TV? Westworld was my latest adventure and now revisiting Seinfeld

You’re stranded on a desert island – what 3 books would you want with you?
Lucky Man – Michael J Fox
A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking
How to Escape a Desert Island – The Dummies Guide

Tell us what you/your company does in 20 words or fewer?
A video production company specialising in high concept family entertainment and commercial work, be it live action, animation or VFX.

Tell us the 1 thing about your company/business that we need to know…
We were named in the Daily Telegraph as one of the 10 most creative companies in England in 2016.

What do you like about your job?
Continually writing it’s future through telling our stories across multiple platforms. It’s only really a job based on the incredible talent we surround ourselves with being as passionate about what they do as we at Treehouse are about what we do.

And your one from the world of fiction?
Serendipity – The movie

What would be the title of your autobiography?
Now What?

What was your first job?
A paper round – The pay was terrible so I only did it for one day but it happened to be the day everyone gave the Christmas tips out! I did feel a bit guilty… for 5mins. That bag was heavy!


Treehouse Digital will be exhibiting at The London Book Fair this March in our new Cross Media Collection, for more information please click here.

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