Christine Vartoughian is an award winning filmmaker and native New Yorker. Her short film, The Visions of Dylan Bradley, which she wrote and directed, has screened at over twenty festivals in the U.S. and received numerous awards. Christine holds a BFA in Drama from SUNY Purchase College and an MFA in Film and Television from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), where she was a recipient of The Presidential Fellowship. Living with the Dead is her first feature film and is based on events from her own life. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab and of the female filmmaker's group, The Film Fatales.