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.
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.