Christian McDonald is the son of a rural Missouri dentist, and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is the writer of the recent nuclear war thriller 'AFTERMATH' - starring Andre Royo, Monica Keena, and Edward Furlong. 'AFTERMATH' premiered at London’s Film4 FightFest, and was released in 2015. It can currently be seen on the Chiller Network in North America and Sky Cinema in Europe. Christian also wrote & directed the comedic feature 'OPTIMISM' - a finalist for the Wetzel Award For Independent Comedy. The film screened at the Siskel Film Center's "Best in American Comedy" series in Chicago, as well as festivals in North America and Europe. His sci-fi comedy screenplay 'TIME-JERK' was recently selected as a Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition semifinalist, and a Final Draft Big Break quarter-finalist.