Carys is a Cardiff and Toronto based actor, writer and director. Most recently, she created a trilogy of films ( GRAM GIRL, ALT, FLUORESCENCE ) during her time as Filmmaker in Residence at Welsh National Opera. Her Welsh-language short film, AFIACH, premiered at the Iris Prize Festival and was screened on S4C and BBC iplayer. Her latest documentary short, ERNEST, premiered at the Wales International Documentary Festival and is now making the festival circuit.
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. They are also adapting the story for TV, HOW WE SAY ‘I LOVE YOU’ is in development with the CBC. Carys is developing a feature screenplay with support of Ffilm Cymru Wales called OFF TRAC.
Carys recently completed post-production on STUFFED, a BFI funded short comedy, which she wrote and directed. She collaborated with revolutionary filmmaker Erika Lust in 2018 and created DON’T TOUCH THE ART, an experimental short film funded by Lust Films. Carys is part of BAFTA Crew 2018/2019.
As an advocate for equal representation of women in front of and behind the camera, Carys is the founder of two organisations - 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.
Carys is a proud graduate of George Brown Theatre School.
Carys will be heading off to North Wales in March for a Writing Residency with Theatr Clwyd, where she will be developing an adaption of one of Bernard Shaw’s best know plays.