Christine Vartoughian is a first-generation American writer and director. Her debut feature film about love and suicide, Living with the Dead: A Love Story, has been awarded the Audience Choice Award at Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Best First Film at LIIFE, and Best Feature Film at Aberdeen Film Festival in the U.K., and is available on iTunes and Amazon Prime VOD in the United States and internationally.

She holds a BFA in Drama from SUNY Purchase College where she received the Wadsworth Award for directing Maria Irene Fornes’s The Conduct of Life and was a Presidential Fellow while obtaining her MFA in Film and Television from SCAD.

Christine is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab and of the female filmmaker collectives, The FilmmakeHers and The Film Fatales.

Watch The Hot Set: Episode Four below to see Christine talk about her feature directorial debut, Living with the Dead: A Love Story