Since launching scripted indie Leopard Pictures, part of the Argonon group, in February 2017, Kristian has been responsible for managing teams out of both the Liverpool and London offices. He is the Executive Producer of Mackenzie Crook’s re-imagining of Worzel Gummidge for BBC One, Michael Morpurgo’s Christmas animation for BBC One Mimi and The Mountain Dragon, CBBC’s fantasy drama The Snow Spider. Kristian’s most recent project is Catherine Tate’s Netflix original series Hard Cell.
Kristian began his career as a script editor in both drama and comedy, working on the likes of Teachers and Eastenders. As a Producer, he took Emmerdale through to its first RTS victory for best continuing drama, before moving to BBC in-house comedy, where he developed and produced new titles like The Old Guys and Life of Riley. Kristian then became a Commissioning Editor for BBC comedy. His commissions include the double BAFTA-winning Detectorists; the return of Catherine Tate’s, Nan; P.G Wodehouse’s, Blandings; Uncle; and several Royle Family Christmas specials. He also commissioned the UK’s first transgender sitcom, Boy Meets Girl.