Chris Roberts' directing builds upon a strong backbone of industry experience as a film editor for more than a decade. He edited countless documentaries and drama-docs for broadcast in Britain and America as well as numerous short drama films.

A small sample of this Editing background can be seen in the links below. His editing

 showreel - along with more information - is also viewable from the Editing Origins tab.

Reality Lies was set up by Chris Roberts as his production arm for drama. He comes from an established background as a broadcast editor and is now Writing, Producing and Directing for drama-docs, as well as developing his own independent dramas. His CV is viewable here.

A selection of clips from his work are viewable below. Recent projects may be embargoed but private links may be available on request - please enquire via email below.​

If you wish to get in contact to discuss potential ​future projects, please do so via:

Email: ​  Phone: +44 (0)7815 579 950

​​Other television projects include Edit Producing two episodes of the Discovery ID crime series Killer Clergy - exploring what drives supposedly devout men of God to commit the ultimate sin. (Edit Prod.)

The Real Story of Social Network -

Drama-doc uncovering the controversial truth behind the astronomical rise of Facebook and its creator Mark Zuckerberg.

(Prod. & Dir.)

A great overview of his recent projects can be seen in his 

Directing Showreel Montage.

Please click on the individual programme clips below for more examples of his work.

The Real Story of Zodiac - Drama-doc investigating the infamously elusive Zodiac serial killer - and demolishes the case against the prime suspect. ​(Prod. & Dir.)

A viral video was released as a teaser for Game Day, which takes the form of a infomercial for the fictional Neo Social Party - this is the future extremist group which rises to totalitarian rule over the United Kingdom. (Wr. & Dir.)

The Real Story of Lone Survivor -

Drama-doc revealing the dramatic consequences for an Afghan villager after he saves the life of a Navy SEAL – as he himself becomes a prime target for the Taliban.
(Prod. & Dir.)​

Enemy Within is a tense character-led short drama.(Wr. Prod. & Dir.)

The trailer is viewable by playing the video link.


Smile ​is a quirky, feel-good short drama, made for the Virgin Media Short Film competition. This achieved one of the highest viewing figures of the films on the site.

The film is viewable in full by playing the accompanying video link. (Wr. Prod. & Dir.) 

Hitler's Circle of Evil: 

The Rise of Antisemitism - Drama-doc for Netflix and ZDF exploring brutal evolution of the Nazi campaign against the Jews. (Prod. & Dir.)

Chris also Story Produced:

Hitler's Circle of Evil: 

Heroes and Misfits.

This selection of Scripted Drama Scenes shows a more in depth sample of the range of drama which Chris has directed - from gritty realist dramas to science fiction, fantasy and period.

All the screenplays, except The Rivals, were written by Chris.

The Real Story of 13 Hours - Drama-doc uncovering the true story behind the brutal killing of US Ambassador Chris Stevens, during the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in 2012. (Prod. & Dir.)

Chris has produced and directed numerous dramatised documentaries - both historical and contemporary, including character-led and action-based.

A sense of the breadth and art of his immersive storytelling can be seen from his showreel of Drama-Doc Scenes.

Aircrash Confidential: Instrument Confusion -

A drama-doc series for Discovery, investigating aviation disasters. This episode probes the cause of three fatal crashes - and discovers they are tragically simple. (Prod. & Dir.)

Aircrash Confidential: Flying Blind -

A drama-doc series for Discovery. Despite multiple protection systems, this episode reveals how planes can collide mid-air - with horrific casualties. (Prod. & Dir.)

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Game Day is Chris' most recent scripted drama project, as the 

writer-director. This dytopian science-fiction short stars

Stephen McGann - known to many millions across the globe for his role as Dr. Turner in​ 

Call the Midwife.​ (Wr. & Dir.)

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