My name is Christian. I'm a screenwriter, director, and dog Dad.
Great to meet you.
For my official bio, see below. If you want to get to know me, this is probably more your speed...
In my screenwriting career, I’ve embraced the words novelist Charles Baxter once told me: “Write what scares you.”
I’ve also embraced what documentary filmmaker Len Kamerling once told me: “The people who make it aren’t the people with the most talent. They’re the people stay in the room.”
I stay in the room.
I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The coldest I ever saw it was -72. In the summer, it never got fully dark. We drank no matter how much light was in the sky.
I was an extra in Steven Spielberg's film Amistad. True story.
I have an irrational fear of caterpillars. Also a true story.
I have a sweet but neurotic chocolate lab, Boodah.
Christian Lybrook is a screenwriter and filmmaker who splits time between Los Angeles and Idaho. He is 2019 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist for his feature-length crime thriller screenplay Dead Don’t Speak, which was optioned by Witchcraft Motion Picture Co. He was also a 2019 Plume & Pellicule Screenwriting Residency selection in Sierre, Switzerland for his feature-length drama screenplay City of Trees. The script was also named Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, the Grand Prize Winner at the 2018 StoryPros Competition, and Best Drama at the Low Light Screenwriting Competition. His pilot script for Branded, a western crime drama, was optioned by Witchcraft Motion Picture Co. and was named 1 of 8 dramas named Official Selections at the 2018 New York Television Festival, and a Finalist at the Los Angeles International Screenwriting Awards. His script for the sci-fi western short Carbon won Sun Valley Film Festival's inaugural One Potato Award.
He is a member of the Screenwriting Faculty at the Jacob Krueger Studio, where he works one-on-one with screenwriters of all levels.
Christian is a Fellow of the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) ScreenForward Lab, and an alumnus of their Project Forum at Independent Film Week, and their No Borders Program. His pilot for the pre-apocalyptic thriller Zero Point (co-created with Gregory Bayne) was selected the first-ever Tribeca Digital Creators Market.
Christian’s films have appeared at film festivals throughout the U.S., including the Tribeca Film Festival, ITVFest, SeriesFest, and the Sun Valley Film Festival.
You can find his official IMDB page here.