Christopher Angel has published his first novel, The Mona Lisa Speaks. This thriller is a fictional modern update 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’s most recent film is This Is Not A Test, which won five awards at major film festivals. A satire about homeland security, it stars Hill Harper and Tom Arnold and premiered on Showtime.
Previously, Christopher directed the last two installments of the profitable Wishmaster series, which are distributed by Lion\\\'s Gate
Entertainment. His other credits as a director include the Lion’s Gate thriller, Beyond Redemption, starring Andrew McCarthy and Michael Ironside, which premiered on HBO, and the horror movie, The Fear: Halloween Night. Christopher began directing as a result of his work at the University of Southern California\\\'s MFA Film Directing Program. Christopher won an Academy Award™ for best student film for Mr. October, a romantic comedy about a guy who believes he’s cursed by the month of October.
Christopher is also an accomplished film editor. He worked closely with Garry Shandling in creating eight hours of original content for the “Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders” DVD. Christopher was nominated for an Emmy™ for best editing for Expedition Bismarck, directed by James Cameron.
Christopher came to USC after graduating from Yale (summa cum laude) where his thesis examined film\'s relation to literature. Christopher is a citizen of the US, UK, and Canada. He is currently based in Los Angeles.
Robert Lazar, The Shuman Company
Scar Tissue, television pilot.
The Great Hunger, screenplay.
The Mona Lisa Speaks, novel.
This is Not A Test, screenplay & director.
She had come to dread the first Sunday of each month. It was the day of free admission at the Louvre, and with it came frightening, claustrophobia-inducing torrents of people. She counted about five hundred every five minutes shuffling past her. Over the full eleven hours of the day, that meant she was getting over sixty-five thousand visitors. On one hand, she wanted to believe that such interest in art was a healthy sign for humanity. But, those taking advantage of the free day were only increasing as people seemed to grumble more and more about the \"world economic situation.\" As if this were a real crisis like the Great Depression or the Great World Wars! There was nothing \"great\" about some self-important bankers who had managed to convince everyone else that they were alchemists who could create money out of nothing. And it hadn\'t actually stopped people from getting on their airplanes, checking into cheap, flea-infested hotels, gobbling down horrid, smelly meals that turned their skin a disgusting oily sheen, then standing for hours in line, only to pass through this room for a quick glimpse of something they couldn\'t come close to comprehending, as they snapped their photo and checked off another thing from their mental \"list of things to do.\" As if a mental checklist were all it took to lead a full, satisfied life. \"Saw the Mona Lisa.\" Check.