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Christopher Angel

DIRECTOR & SCREENWRITER

Christopher is currently adapting Peter Stansky’s ground-breaking biography Orwell: The Transformation into an epic feature film. This is the story of George Orwell’s real-life fight against Fascism and Communism during the Spanish Civil War, which was the inspiration for his later masterpieces, Animal Farm and 1984.

Previously, Christopher authored the art heist novel, The Mona Lisa Speaks. Published by Over The Edge Books, this glowingly reviewed thriller is a fictional modern re-telling of the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911.

Christopher is also an award-winning filmmaker. Named one of ten ‘Directors to Watch’ by Variety, Christopher wrote and directed This Is Not A Test, which won five awards at major film festivals, including Best Director at the Boston International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival. A satire about homeland security in which a man’s fear of a possible terrorist attack drives him to extremes, it stars Hill Harper, Robinne Lee and Tom Arnold, and premiered on Showtime.

Christopher also directed the last two installments of the profitable Wishmaster series of movies, distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment. His other credits as a director include the Lionsgate thriller, Beyond Redemption, with Andrew McCarthy and Michael Ironside, which premiered on HBO, and the horror movie, The Fear: Halloween Night. Christopher has also directed the Food Channel’s Hungry Girl series.

Christopher started directing features after he won an Academy Award for Best Student Film for his short, Mr. October, a romantic comedy about a man who believes he’s cursed by the month of October. Christopher graduated with an MFA from the prestigious University of Southern California Film and Television Program.

Christopher is also an accomplished film editor and was nominated for an Emmy for Best Editing for his work on Expedition Bismark, directed by Academy Award winner James Cameron. He also worked closely with Garry Shandling, editing over eight hours of original documentary and comedic material that appear on the ‘Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders DVD’. Christopher has edited many other documentaries, as well as a number of independent narrative films.

Christopher came to USC after graduating from Yale with a degree in literature and philosophy (summa cum laude) where his thesis examined film’s relation to literature. Christopher is a citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. He is currently based in Los Angeles.

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