Christian Lybrook is a writer and director living and working in Idaho. He 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 was selected the first-ever Tribeca’s Digital Creators Market and was nominated for the 2015 Sundance Episodic Lab.
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. His pilot script for Branded, a western crime drama, was named Best Pilot at the Bare Bones Film Festival, was a finalist at the Twister Alley Film Festival, and a semi-finalist for numerous other competitions. His script for the sci-fi western short Carbon won Sun Valley Film Festival’s inaugural One Potato Award.
Christian holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa in the mid-90s. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Boise Public Library Foundation. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Black History Museum. He lives in Boise with a sweet but neurotic chocolate lab, Boodah.
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