Christopher Cantwell (filmmaker)

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Christopher Cantwell is an American writer, producer, and director who has worked in television, film, and comic books. He is one of the two co-creators of the TV series Halt and Catch Fire. He also directed the upcoming film The Parts You Lose.[1] Cantwell is writing his own comic cook, She Could Fly, which was picked up by AMC as a TV series. He was also announced to be writing comic books for Doctor Doom and The Mask.


Cantwell was born in Chicago, Illinois. In the 1980s, the family moved to Dallas, Texas.[2] Cantwell went to University of Southern California and enrolled in its screenwriting program as an undergraduate. He began writing with Chris Rogers in August 2010, and they created Halt and Catch Fire together.[3]



Year(s) Title Notes
2014–2017 Halt and Catch Fire Creator; writer for 10 episodes, executive/co-executive producer for 40, director for 2
TBD Rainy Day People In development; will be writer and executive producer


Year Title Notes
2019 The Parts You Lose Director


Year Title Notes
2018 She Could Fly Writer
2019 She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot Writer


  1. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (November 28, 2017). "Christopher Cantwell Tapped To Direct Aaron Paul In 'The Parts You Lose'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Staff (April 22, 2017). "Masterclass with Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers". Toronto Screenwriting Conference. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Palmer, Lisa (June 20, 2015). "'Halt and Catch Fire' Co-Creators Chris Rogers and Chris Cantwell: How We Made It in Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 17, 2018.

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