Talent Guide

Christopher C. Young

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2004


Christopher Young is from Seattle and studied film at FAMU, in Prague, and Columbia University in New York, where he received his MFA with Honors in directing. Both his short films were chosen for the prestigious Faculty Selects screenings in New York and LA. His thesis film went on to win numerous national and international awards and screened on television in the
UK, Europe, and New York. In New York, Young worked as a cinematographer on music videos, documentaries, and for The National Geographic Society while writing and directing a DV feature, The Vacationer (in postproduction). His script, Siren, was also a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Young moved to LA last year as a Fellow with the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project for which he has just completed two screenplays: Homeland, a drama of a soldier’s search for home and family on a two-week furlough from Iraq; and American Sublime, the story of a young explorer in 1848 who crosses the wild continent for love and discovers himself.

Current Project



11-year-old Arnie leaves home carrying nothing but a postcard and the seeds of violence on a quixotic quest to see the sun set over the ocean.