Stefanie Abel Horowitz directed theater for a decade before pivoting to film. Most recently she participated in the Disney Launchpad: Shorts Incubator program, from which her short film "Let's Be Tigers" will premiere on Disney + in May 2021. Her previous short film, "sometimes, i think about dying" premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, traveled the world on the Sundance Shorts Tour, garnered Abel Horowitz the Future Filmmaker Award from Palm Spring FF, and was shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Awards. She is an alum of the 2019 New Voices Sundance Lab as well as a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab. And her essay "He's Your Destiny. Just Be Patient." was published as part of The New York Times Modern Love column in June 2019.