Carys is a Welsh-Canadian actor, writer and director who spends her time between Cardiff and Toronto. Most recently, she worked with Welsh National Opera as their Filmmaker in Residence where she created a trilogy of films - GRAM GIRLALT, and FLUORESCENCE.

She is co-writing a feature film with playwright Trey Anthony - HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU, which advanced to the second round of the 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab. The film is supported by TeleFilm Canada & Ffilm Cymru Wales. The team is also adapting the story for TV - HOW WE SAY ‘I LOVE YOU’ is in development with the CBC.

Carys recently wrote and directed a BFI funded comedy called STUFFED, which is now making the festival circuit. Her Welsh-language short film, AFIACH, premiered at the Iris Prize Festival and was screened on BBC iplayer and S4C. Her award-winning documentary short, ERNEST, premiered at the Wales International Documentary Festival. In 2018, Carys collaborated with revolutionary filmmaker Erika Lust and created 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. 

Carys is part of BAFTA Crew 2019/2020 and is a proud graduate of George Brown Theatre School.

Photo: Sam Olly