Knights in Newark

Work type





English, Spanish

USA, 12m, F55  


Armed with her vivid imagination, a young girl completes a secret project on the roof of her apartment building to protect her family from a dreaded curse brought upon by the Knights in Newark.


Director: Nic Yulo   

Writer/Producer: Christopher Abeel  

Co-Producers: Austin Drakes, Sasha John, and Jorge Arzac


Director of Photography: Jorge Arzac

Editor: Noelia Deza

Production Design: Alina Smirnova

Composer: Aaron Gilmartin

Sound Design

Cast: Lily Resto, LaChanze, Martin Sola, Barbara Jimenez


Contact: Christopher Abeel,



The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant





About the Director

Nic Yulo

Nic Yulo is a writer/director based in New York City. Originally from the Philippines, she was awarded an Adobe Design Achievement Award for Film & Video, and is a former New York Women in Film & Television Scholarship Awardee. Her short script Changelings was a finalist at the BlueCat Screenplay Competition and her most recent film Horizon won a Breaking Barriers Award for Female Filmmakers.


About the Writer/Producer

Christopher Abeel

Christopher Abeel is New York born and New Jersey raised. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MFA in Film from Columbia University. Christopher's work has been recognized by the Austin Film Festival, The Sundance Labs Programs, Sloan Science & Film, and the Tribeca Film Institute. He currently resides in New York City with his wife and their two dogs.