Talent Guide

Christopher Munch

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2013, Grants and Awards 1996, Grants and Awards 2013


Christopher Munch is a producer-writer-director whose most recent feature, Letters From the Big Man (2012, SnagFilms), a wilderness story starring Broadway sensation Lily Rabe, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. His past work includes the features Harry and Max (2004, TLA Releasing), about two pop idol brothers; The Sleepy Time Gal (2001, Sundance Channel), about a dying mother’s search for a lost daughter, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Martha Plimpton; Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996, Artistic License), about a young man’s efforts to save a short-line railroad, starring Henry Gibson and Michael Stipe; and The Hours and Times (1992), based on the friendship of Brian Epstein and John Lennon, which received jury prizes at Sundance and Berlin. All five features have played at Sundance and other international festivals. Munch has been a Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of the Film Independent Spirit Awards’ Someone to Watch Award, and has been featured in two Whitney Biennial exhibitions. He has received artist grants from Creative Capital Foundation, AFI/NEA, San Francisco Artspace, Austin Film Society, and the Merchant and Ivory Foundation. He recently wrote and directed an ITVS-commissioned short, Return to Elektra Springs. Set in the near future, it concerns the spiritual rebirth of an outcast scientist.

Current Project

Frank's World: And Tales of the Fearless Brothers O


Diverging from the path of his iconic brother, a visionary and energetic physicist emerges from the Red Scare and a decade of exile to build the most celebrated science museum in the world.