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Christopher Lee Ball

Small Dark Places | Christopher Lee Ball

Christopher Lee Ball worked closely with Website Producer Abigail Murphy as the Architect for the Small Dark Places website.

Christopher Lee Ball

The website was a huge undertaking.

With the film and the “Making of” documentary, the Small Dark Places website is the third deliverable in the multiplatform brief put together by Susie Watson and Kathleen McLynn.  The goal of the site is to offer insights into the evolution of both the film and the documentary, including details about the project, behind the scenes information and pictures, and profiles for the cast and crew.

The website was a huge undertaking not only because it required tying information about two different films together in a unified manner, but also because of the sheer amount of content involved.  Some of the duties Christopher is responsible for:

  • Working with BBC Drama to host the site
  • Working with Steven Godfrey on the visual design of the site
  • Organising the mountain of information about the project
  • Creating a clear and understandable navigation
  • Posting and updating new content as it becomes available

In addition to helping create the website, Christopher is also the Director and Producer (along with Rachael BernSousa) of the ‘Making of’ documentary “Illuminating Small Dark Places”.

Small Dark Places | Christopher Lee Ball

When he’s not behind the camera, Christopher works in the User Experience Design group at the BBC developing new and interesting products as a Senior Information Architect.  What is an Information Architect, you might ask?  It generally involves Christopher attempting to channel his obsessive compulsive tendencies into innovative, consistent, user-friendly product design.  What's this got to do with film?  A lot, actually.  As an Information Architect, he is charged not only with making information logical, find-able, and visually effective, but also constructing a 'narrative' for the user by creating a sense of past, present, and future.  He hopes he has succeeded in blueprinting a successful website for Small Dark Places and Illuminating Small Dark Places.

Christopher was born in Asheville, North Carolina and lived in New York City for 10 years before moving to London in 2005.

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The film crew:

Susie Watson

Small Dark Places | Susie Watson


Jessica Adams

Small Dark Places | Jessica Adams

Production Secretary

Christopher Lee Ball

Small Dark Places | Christopher Lee Ball

Website Architect

Stephen Barrett

Small Dark Places | Stephen Barrett

Production Accountant

Christine Cheung

Small Dark Places | Christine Cheung

Line Producer

Zahra Dhaimish

Small Dark Places | Zahra Dhaimish

Sound Assistant

Michelle Farr

Small Dark Places | Michelle Farr

Assistant Editor

Roger Goula

Small Dark Places | Roger Goula Sarda


Cindy Hanson

Small Dark Places | Cindy Hanson

Script Editor

Ella Kelly

Small Dark Places | Ella Kelly

Line Producer

Simon Koelmeyer

Small Dark Places | Simon Koelmeyer

Production Sound Mixer

Annemarie Lean-Vercoe

Small Dark Places | Annemarie Lean-Vercoe


Oliver Mason

Small Dark Places | Oliver Mason

Camera Trainee

Abi McNeil

Small Dark Places | Abi McNeil

3rd Assistant Director

Catherine Metcalf

Small Dark Places | Catherine Metcalf


Abigail Murphy

Small Dark Places | Abigail Murphy

Web Producer

Liz Pencavel

Small Dark Places | Liz Pencavel

2nd Asst Director

Juliana Rondon

Small Dark Places | Juliana Rondon

Costume Assistant

Victoria Smith

Small Dark Places | Victoria Smith

Art Department Assistant

Rachelle Warren

Small Dark Places | Rachelle Warren

Casting Director

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