Christopher Abeel is a New York-born, New Jersey-raised writer-producer and a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Film Program. Abeel won Columbia University’s Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Grant in 2016 and an Alfred P. Sloan Short Film Production Grant in 2017. He was also awarded the FilmHaus Award. Abeel’s screenplays and pilots have placed in the semifinals of the Austin Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition and have been finalists for the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Storytelling Lab. Themes in his work include identity, otherness and the complications of the American dream. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two dogs.