Christopher Pahle wins best screenplay in Cannes


Dumbsday, written by Christopher Pahle, received the award for Best Screenplay in the “Long Format Series” category at Canneseries, against seven other international series.

Apr 11, 2024

Dumbsday is a post-apocalyptic comedy where humanity is at risk of being wiped out by a brain virus that makes people dumber. Six people survive, and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance with these six individuals and the choices they make.

“It’s still a bit surreal. It was more than enough honor just to be included in the main program. It’s very exciting, and I feel like I’m sharing this with everyone who has worked so hard to make our series”, Pahle says.

Christopher Pahle is a prolific, award-winning screenwriter for television and stage, as well as a childrens book author. He works in a variety of fields, mixing genres and styles, comedy and drama, satire and heart, to tell innovative stories with a mass appeal.