Chris Cunningham is a director of music, commercial & art videos. He first made a name for himself in the early-90s, in art departments of major motion picture co’s - designing robots / creatures for Clive Barker & David Fincher. His work on Judge Dredd (1995), led to work on A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (with Stanley Kubrick, ‘till his passing - completed with Steven Spielberg).

Whilst working with Kubrick, Chris directed his first music video, for Autechre’s Second Bad Vilbel - a series of videos followed, with various alternative English rock bands - Cunningham learned the film-making ropes. In 1997, he directed the nightmarish sci-drama, named Come to Daddy (Aphex Twin) - catapulting him to elite status. Over the next two years, Cunningham directed thirteen distinctive short-films: six music-videos & seven commercials.

In 2000 Cunningham directed two short films for the Anthony D’Offay Gallery titled flex and Monkey Drummer. Those works showed a very modern and hyper-realistic take on the world. In 2005 Cunningham released Rubber Johnny, a six-minute short that showed just how disturbing a vision Chris has. It came released with a book whose photos are definitely unsafe for work.

Since then, the Englishman has helmed a video for garage rock band the Horrors. He also famously attempted an adaptation of William Gibson’s cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, as well as an adaptation of the comic RanXerox. He is reportedly currently working on one or more feature films.

Edited by IanAR on 23 Nov 2010, 13:11

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