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Carlyn Hudson, Writer & Director (Guest Bio)



Carlyn Hudson is a director and writer, known for The Big Spoon (2016), Waffle (2020) and Nice Ass (2018).


Carlyn Hudson is a filmmaker originally from the great state of Texas, currently disappointing her family by calling Los Angeles home. Her latest short film, the horror/comedy "WAFFLE", premiered at SXSW 2020, is a Short of the Week and Vimeo Staff Pick selection as well as playing 30 festivals and counting. Ringer named "WAFFLE" one of the best films of the fest, saying, “Hudson has a particular sense of humor, both uplifting and disquietingly absurd.” (Carlyn agrees.)


Her film "NICE ASS" (SXSW 2018, Vimeo Staff Pick) — featuring a giant butt — recently delighted global audiences at the Vienna Shorts Fest, proving once and for all that stupid comedies transcend all languages. In 2019, she directed dozens of original sketches for College Humor + multiple branded campaigns for Funny or Die. A series Carlyn directed called "DISTANCE", a comedy about long distance relationships told from two perspectives, also premiered at SXSW, won audience awards at NYTVF + Series Fest, was reviewed in the New York Times, and was nominated for the 2018 GOTHAM AWARDS for breakthrough short-form series.


Carlyn’s first feature as co-writer/director, "THE BIG SPOON", starring Zach Knighton (Happy Endings, Magnum PI) and Isabelle McNally (Bates Motel) premiered at Austin Film Festival in 2016 and was distributed by Gravitas Ventures. Her next feature, "KATELYN VS", a sharp YA comedy about sex ed, is in development at a place she can’t-name-just-yet.

As a commercial director, Carlyn specializes in left-of-center and dialogue comedy. She's directed work for clients such as JIF, Verizon, Dell, Samsung, Cort Furniture, Frost Bank, Legos, Move LA, and Southwest Airlines, and more.


When not on set or stealing your favorite table at The Guest House in Los Feliz, you can find Carlyn pretending to play tennis, riding or dreaming of horses, or passionately arguing that J.Lo was robbed at the 2020 Oscars.


She's represented by Artists First for film + television projects and is currently freelance for commercial/branded work.



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