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...
I try to write things that make me uncomfortable. I started learning to sit with discomfort when I was a Peace Corps volunteer in the southern Africa, and my nearest American neighbor was 6 hours away by foot.
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. His feature-length drama screenplay, City of Trees, was named Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, the Grand Prize Winner at the 2018 StoryPros Competition, Best Drama at the Low Light Screenwriting Competition, and a Finalist at the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship. His pilot script for Branded, a western crime drama, was named 1 of 8 dramas named Official Selections at the 2018 New York Television Festival, a Finalist at the Los Angeles International Screenwriting Awards, a Finalist at the Screenplay Festival, and a Top 20 selection at the Roadmap Jumpstart Writing Competition. 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.