Chris Terrio

Writer-director Chris Terrio made an auspicious debut behind the camera with the 2005 Merchant Ivory production "Heights," but found even greater success in 2012 as the writer of Ben Affleck's popular thriller "Argo," ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1976 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (7)

Justice League Part 1 2017 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Richard II 2014 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Heights 2005 (Movie)

additional screenplay material (Screenplay)

Book Of Kings 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Ends of the Earth (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (3)

Damages 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Heights 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Book Of Kings 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Book Of Kings 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (1)

Book Of Kings 2002 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

Writer-director Chris Terrio made an auspicious debut behind the camera with the 2005 Merchant Ivory production "Heights," but found even greater success in 2012 as the writer of Ben Affleck's popular thriller "Argo," which set in motion his status as one of Hollywood's most in-demand scribes. Born Dec. 31, 1976, Terrio's path to feature films began as a literature student at Harvard University. There, he encountered acclaimed director James Ivory, whom he contacted following a speech at the school. To Terrio's surprise, Ivory sent him a letter in return, which marked the beginning of their professional relationship. After transferring to the University of Southern California to study film production, Terrio's background in literature earned him an assistant position to Ivory on "The Golden Bowl" (2000). Subsequent work for the director's famed film company, Merchant Ivory Productions, included shooting a behind-the-scenes documentary for "Le Divorce" (2003) before Ivory's partner, producer Ismail Merchant, offered him a script by Amy Fox called "Heights" that had remained in development for several years. Terrio made his directorial debut with the 2005 release, which featured an all-star cast led by Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden and Isabella Rossellini. Despite a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Terrio received no subsequent directing offers, and turned to writing scripts. In 2010, he returned briefly to the director's chair for an episode of "Damages" (FX/Audience Network, 2007-2012).

Milestones

2012

Adapted screenplay for political thriller "Argo" from an article by Joshuah Bearman; film directed by Ben Affleck

2010

TV directorial debut, the "Damages" (FX) episode titled "I Look Like Frankenstein"; series starred Glenn Close

2005

Made feature film directorial debut with "Heights," starring Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, and James Marsden

2002

Wrote and directed short film "Book of Kings"

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