Carys is a Cardiff and Toronto based actor, writer and director. She is currently the Filmmaker in Residence at the Welsh National Opera where she has created a trilogy of films ( GRAM GIRL, ALT, FLUORESCENCE ), each responding to the theme of ‘revolution’. Her Welsh-language short film, AFIACH, premiered at the Iris Prize Festival and was screened on S4C. Her latest documentary short, ERNEST, premiered at the Wales International Documentary Festival and is now making the festival circuit. Carys has recently completed post-production on STUFFED, a BFI funded short film, which she wrote and directed. Earlier this year, Carys collaborated with revolutionary filmmaker Erika Lust and created DON’T TOUCH THE ART, an experimental short film funded by Lust Films.
As a writer, she is co-writing a feature film with playwright Trey Anthony, HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU, supported by TeleFilm Canada & Ffilm Cymru Wales, optioned by Conquering Lion Productions (Clement Virgo). Trey and Carys are also adapting the story for TV in development with the CBC. Carys is developing a feature screenplay with support of Ffilm Cymru Wales called OFF TRAC.
As an advocate for equal representation of women in front of and behind the camera, Carys is the founder of two organizations - FEM Script Lab, a writing lab for female and non-binary screenwriters in Toronto, and has launched the sister branch of the lab; SHIFFT Script Lab in the UK.