Director File: Chris Cunningham

Director Chris Cunningham's work in music video, commercial, and video art are well known - and loved. Cunningham first made a name for himself in the early 90's in the art departments of major motion pictures, designing robots and creatures for Clive Barker and David Fincher. His work on Judge Dredd propelled him in 1995 to work with the late Stanley Kubrick on his then-unfinished project A.I. (a project that was later picked up and produced by Steven Spielberg).

While working with Kubrick, Cunningham directed his first music video, Autechre's Second Bad Vilbel. Soon to follow was a series of videos with various alternative English rock bands where Cunningham sought to learn the ropes of filmmaking.

In 1997 Chris Cunningham directed the terror charge known as Come to Daddy, a promo which landed him squarely on the radar of every artist on the planet. Over the next two years Cunningham directed six videos and seven commercials, each with their own locus of genius.

In 2000 Chris directed two short films for the Anthony D'Offay Gallery titled flex and Monkey Drummer. In 2005 Chris released Rubber Johnny, a six-minute short that showed Chris' humor and totally incredible editing and vfx abilities, and overall stamina.

Since then, the Englishman has released two videos, a couple of short pieces, and done some photography (Grace Jones, Warpaint). 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, making his own music and visuals, and (hopefully) releasing a documentary about the band Warpaint.

Chris is married to Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. He currently resides in Los Angeles.