Carys Watford

Carys Watford

Writer/Director/Producer at Arcadian Fields Pictures

  • Location: London, UK
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I'm an award-winning Writer/Director based in London. I'm passionate about making comedic, female-led films packed with personality and heart.

My films have been screened in at BAFTA & Academy-quaifying festivals worldwide. I have been offered a place on this year's BAFTA CREW Film & TV Programme & I was recently shortlisted in the Final 15 for Zealous' EMERGE FILM PRIZE.

In 2014, I filmed my directorial debut BRACE YOURSELF. A sweet 2 minute romantic comedy about a 24-year-old girl getting braces put on. It screened in competition at the Oscar-qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival & the BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival.

17 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU was made for the Reed Short Film Competition in 2015 & was selected as a Finalist in the Top 12 (from over 550 entries). It went on to screen in competition at the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in LA.

THEATRELAND was filmed in a beautiful theatre in the heart of London’s West End. It centres around an aspiring actor who invites us to share a glimpse of her life working as an usher. The film premiered at the Oscar-qualifying Cinequest Film & VR Festival in San Jose in 2017. It went on to screen at multiple festivals worldwide including the Oscar-qualifying Athens International FIlm + Video Festival (Ohio) & the BAFTA-qualifying Underwire Film Festival.

My latest short, SPACE GIRLS, was shot in the summer of 2017. During a sleepover, four space obsessed 9-year-old girls embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. We premiered at Oxford Film Festival (Mississippi) this February & went on to screen at the Oscar-qualifying Cinequest Film & VR Festival where the film was selected in the Top 10 ‘Best of Shorts’. We have screened at a number of other festivals including Athens (Ohio), Twister Alley (Oklahoma), Julien Dubuque (Iowa), Maryland International & Gasparilla (Florida). At our UK Premiere we won 'Best Drama' & the 'Audience Favourite' Awards at Sunderland Shorts Film Festival. We have just been offered early acceptance at the Oscar & BAFTA-qualifying Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival this August.

I am currently writing & developing my debut feature script.


ScreenSkills funded training courses attended.

Unconscious Bias Training 2020

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)

28th July 2020

Work History

Writer/Director/Producer - 'Space Girls' (Film)

Jun 2017 - Dec 2018

Writer/Director/Producer - 'Theatreland' (Film)

Oct 2015 - Dec 2017

Director/Producer - Rosey Posey Creations 'Ballet' Fashion Film

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Director/Producer - Rosey Posey Creations 'Bluebell' Fashion Film

May 2015 - Jun 2015

Writer/Director/Producer - '17 Things I Love About You' (Film)

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

Writer/Director/Producer - 'Brace Yourself' (Film)

Jun 2013 - Nov 2014

Skills

  • Costume
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Production Design
  • Script and Screenwriting
  • Set Design

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