Chris has been an independent producer since late 80s, beginning his career in the UK working with legendary filmmaker Neil Jordan on The Company of Wolves and Mona Lisa. In 1986 Chris produced Absolute Beginners directed by Julien Temple and starring David Bowie, and Mona Lisa Starring Bob Hoskins (for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and Michael Caine.
Now an Australian national, Brown moved to Queensland in 2000 at the request of the Queensland Government to help invigorate the local screen industry and formed PICTURES IN PARADISE. In recent years he has produced The Proposition, Daybreakers, Bait 3D, and The Railway Man with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
Brown currently has several television projects and feature documentaries in development.
In 2004 Chris won Independent Producer of the Year from the Australian Screen Producers Association for his contribution to the Australian Film Industry, and in 2013 won both the Screen Producers award for Feature Film Production of the Year and The Australian Exhibitors Award for highest grossing Australian film of the year for The Railway Man.
In 2016 Brown completed the Hitman’s Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson which went on to be Number 1 at the US Box Office for three weeks. In 2020 he released his first feature documentary - Slim & I - with Diana Le Dean about country music legend Slim Dusty and his wife Joy McKean for Universal Films (AACTA Nominated for Best Documentary). It was the highest grossing home entertainment release in 2021 for a music documentary since 2018. Brown is currently in Post Production on Sting– directed by Kiah Roche (Wyrmwood) - a creature feature with Richard Taylor and WETA, and starring Alyla Browne (The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart and Furioso), Ryan Corr, Penelope Mitchell, Robyn Nevin, Noni Hazlehurst and Jermaine Fowler for release worldwide in 2024.