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Christian Cantamessa

Award-Winning Filmmaker and Video Game Creator

Christian is an award-winning filmmaker and video game creator. He is widely known as the lead designer and writer on RED DEAD REDEMPTION (Rockstar Games), an international blockbuster that has reached worldwide critical acclaim and shipped over 15 million copies to date. For his work on R.D.R., the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences honored Christian with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.

Christian’s directorial feature film debut AIR, a sci-fi thriller starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou, was produced by Robert Kirkman – creator of The Walking Dead – and distributed by Sony Pictures worldwide.

Christian co-wrote and directed all of the cinematic sequences for SHADOW OF MORDOR, Warner Brothers’ bestseller in the Lord Of The Rings franchise. Other select game design and writing credits include Lara Croft’s reboot RISE OF THE TOMB RIDER, the cult horror MANHUNT franchise and the pop culture phenomenon GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS.

In comic books, Christian created KILL THE MINOTAUR, the successful mini-series from Image and Skybound. Universal Pictures acquired the comic book for feature film adaptation, with Christian writing the screenplay.

More recently, Christian collaborated with Microsoft on the story and world-building for PERFECT DARK, a reboot of the classic espionage videogame, and also directed the Telly Award winning cinematic debut trailer.

Christian is currently developing multiple writing and directing projects in film, television and animation.

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