Born in the rough and tumble neighborhood of Bristol, England, director and screenwriter Christopher Smith directed his first short film, "The 10,000th Day," in 1997. His first feature-length film, "Creep," came out in 2004, and told the story of a woman trapped in a London subway station as she is pursued by an attacker and forced to descend into the tunnels beneath the streets of the city. This thriller was followed up by the dark comedy/horror film "Severance," in which a group of employees on a team-building weekend retreat become the target of a group of lunatic killers hell-bent on killing them all. "Severance" was written and directed by Smith, who also penned "Creep," and the 2009 film "Triangle," which he also directed and which focuses on the passengers of a yachting trip who are forced to jump to another ship due to unfavorable weather, and face horrible consequences. The movie stars Melissa George, Joshua McIvor and Jack Taylor. Despite his limited output, Smith has become a sort of cult-figure for horror fans in his native England and abroad. In an enormous departure from his usual fare, Smith has developed the concept for a children-as-spies movie called "CHERUB"that he likens to "a mix of "This Is England" and "The Goonies.""