The Rainbow Tribe, directed by Christopher Watson



David James Elliot
Grayson Russell
Ed Quinn
Julie Ann Emery
Noah Munck
Dalton O'Dell
Aidan Gould
Dennis Volochkov
Max Burkholder
Stephen Tobolowsky


Christopher Watson
Daniel Frisch
Philip Waley

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Australian by birth, Christopher worked out of London for 8 years, before moving to California in May 2007.

He is a highly acclaimed and multi award winning feature film director, who has also directed numerous TV commercials, short films and music videos, as well as award winning documentary works.

His work is focussed on strong ‘real’ performances with rich visuals and he is particularly experienced with children and young actors.

He is also a very technical director, having delivered underwater scenes, explosions, stunts, aerial cinematography and animal scenes.

The Rainbow Tribe is Chris Watson's first feature film. The "Americana" storyline is quite a departure from his Western Australian roots.

The film was produced by Daniel Frisch and Philip Waley of IPC, International Production Company (Solomon Kane, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Hostel I & II, Pink Panther, among others)

Currently performing extremely well on the American festival circuit this title looks likely to put yet another highly talented Aussie, firmly on the US map.

Most recently Chris directed the stunning second unit scenes of Solomon Kane, a $50 million fantasy epic based on Robert E. Howard’s famous novels. Shot in Prague, Chris’s work included horse chases and battle scenes, a dramatic white water survival scene, numerous sword fights and technical inserts, as well as spectacular landscapes and aerial cinematography.

Regrettably no imagery is publicly available at the moment, due to the secrecy surrounding this cult classic. It will be provided later in 2008.

Chris’s talent for thoroughly engaging visuals is also evident in his highly atmospheric work on Psych: 9 a psychological thriller, scheduled for release later this year.

His responsibilities included several dramatic scenes with the principle cast, including the opening scenes, as well as the stunt sequences, explosions, children & animal work and technical inserts.

Trained as a sculptor with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, Chris later completed his Honors first class in media studies and became a director, turning the artistry and technical underpinnings of his sculptural training to directing and cinematography. A combination that gives his work a unique and creative flare.

Whilst working in Australia, Chris won numerous awards including an AFI and ACS for his short film Pilbara Pearl, (the Aussie equivalent of an Oscar!) and several WASA’s for his film Placebo, among other accolades.

Chris also directed the highly celebrated webcast of Little Dove, Big Voyage, a world first, ‘cross platform’ documentary shot on board the 15th century sailing ship, Duyfken.

Sailing through the remote islands of North West Australia and Eastern Indonesia it taxed not only Chris’s film making know how, but also his survival skills as conditions aboard where very basic.

Aboard Duyfken, Chris worked with the curator of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Paul Hough to document the discovery of 7 new species as well as creating dramatic 16mm re-enactment narratives with the crew and directing the world’s first, floating web cast.

In 2005 Chris collaborated with The Canadian Hunger Foundation, Waterlution Ltd (Toronto) and the children of the Soweto Mountain of Hope community to create ‘A New Culture of Water’, an inter-generational documentary work and learning tool.

This film continues to participate in numerous international festivals and Chris has a new community based documentary in development...

Christopher Watson, director of the new family film The Rainbow Tribe

It truly is impressive, in a world where they warn directors not to work with kids or animals, that he takes on a first feature film that features no less than a whole campground full of child actors, complete with animal sidekicks like horses, squirrels, and dare we say... sharks?

Christopher Watson truly has put together a feel good family movie that all can enjoy, whether you grew up going to Summer camp yourself of not. This family film is rated PG, features the best child acting that can be found, and was directed by a truly patient and gifted Australian film director.

Pick up your copy of this new comedy release for 2011, The Rainbow Tribe.


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