Talent Guide

Christopher Abeel

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2018


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.

Current Project

The Devil's Teeth


A snuff tape launches a charismatic ex-con on a rogue crusade through the back alleys and dive bars of 90’s New Jersey. When his Sheriff’s Deputy daughter gets involved, they must set personal grudges aside in order to help him solve the larger mystery of the videotape’s footage – her mother’s occult ritual murder.