Christian Scheider is a filmmaker and actor living between Los Angeles and the east end of Long Island. Scheider graduated from Bard College with a degree in philosophy and film, studying with cinematographer Peter Hutton and filmmaker Kelly Reichardt. Scheider’s first documentary, "A Dream Conferred" about progressive education in Long Island, won the Youth Jury Award at the 2004 Hamptons International Film Festival. Since then, Scheider has co-produced and co-edited the films "In My Hands" and "The Marfan Question," both commissioned by the Johns Hopkins Medical Center for their first-of-it’s-kind multi-media outreach program for people with Marfan syndrome. Scheider co-directed the documentary “The Tree Prophet” about self-identified climate prophet David Milarch, and is finishing a sketch comedy series about a troop of erstwhile performance artists reenacting their glory days amidst a mysterious menagerie of flora. Currently, Scheider is co-writing, directing and producing the feature comedy film "Animal Party" about human-animal rituals all over the world. In November, "Animal Party" was selected by the Redford Center as part of their 2016 grants program.