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Hey, I'm Carly!

Los Angeles, California

Carly Usdin is an award-winning filmmaker with experience creating content of all kinds for screens of all sizes. She has created promos, music videos, short-form, branded content and events. Her first feature, the no-budget indie comedy “Suicide Kale,” won the Audience Award for Best First U.S. Feature at Outfest 2016. She served as showrunner and director for a brand new digital anthology series, "Threads," currently streaming on Go90. She partnered with Boom! Studios for her first comic book series, "Heavy Vinyl," available now where ever comic books are sold. Carly is a proud member of Film Fatales, the Academy of Magical Arts and AFI's Directing Workshop for Women class of 2019.

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A dark comedy about two queer couples, one brunch and a mysterious suicide note.

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Suicide Kale

2017

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MISGUIDED - The Series

Los Angeles • Drama, LGBTQ

All Paul wanted to be was an actor on Guiding Light, but when the 72-year-old soap opera was canceled, his life got a little misguided.


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PURE

Los Angeles • Adventure, Sci-Fi

A warrior and her unlikely ally journey to the Annex, escape the Dissension and face sacrifice in a genetically divided future.


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End of Summer

Los Angeles • Family, LGBTQ

En route to their daughter’s College Move-In Day, a family’s car ride takes an unexpected turn when the father is struck by a heart attack.


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Deserters

New York • Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.


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Sinked Up

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.


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Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles • Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.


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Maiden

New York • Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.


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Displaced

New York • Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.


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SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles • Action, Drama

When a once-optimistic college color guard captain must work as a sign spinner to make ends meet, she's forced to reconsider her life plan.


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Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago • Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.


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Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.


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Skater

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

A 13 year old competitive figure skater who suffers from severe anxiety is possessed by the spirit of her skating idol.


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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York • Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.


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Pozole

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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Straight Up

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

A romantic comedy-drama about intellectual soul mates. He might be gay. She might not care.


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Nun Habits Series

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

A weed-smoking nun befriends a gay high school senior. Together, they reconcile their personal beliefs with the teachings of the Church.


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Choke

Los Angeles • Drama, Action

A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.


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2 WEEKS

New York • Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.


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Ahma in the Bardo

Los Angeles • Drama, Foreign Film

Unable to attend her grandma’s funeral, a young Singaporean girl new to America searches for her Ahma’s soul and finds it in her pet turtle.


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Muscle Memory: a short film

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.


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Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.


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Aloha

Los Angeles • Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.


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Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles • Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!


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Biophilia

Petaluma • Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.


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Girl Trip

Sacramento • Comedy, Horror

Best friends take a road trip that ends in bloodshed.


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