Carlyn Hudson is a filmmaker originally from the great state of Texas, currently disappointing her family by calling Los Angeles home. Her latest short film, NICE ASS, premiered at SXSW and is now a Vimeo Staff Pick. She recently wrote and directed an 8-episode digital series called BOSS CHEER for Brat Studios, which has nearly 2 million views on the pilot alone and was picked up by Snapchat. Another series Carlyn directed, DISTANCE, a comedy about long distance relationships told from two perspectives, premiered at SXSW, won audience awards at NYTVF + Series Fest, was reviewed in the New York Times, and was nominated for the 2018 GOTHAM AWARDS for breakthrough short-form series. Paste Magazine described the series by saying, “There is the lovely, artful Distance...hinting at what modes of storytelling there may yet be untapped, even in this glut of Peak TV.”
Carlyn’s first feature as co-writer/director, THE BIG SPOON, starring Zach Knighton (Happy Endings, Magnum PI) and Isabelle McNally (Bates Motel) premiered at Austin Film Festival in 2016 and is distributed by Gravitas Ventures. Her next feature, KATELYN VS, a sharp YA comedy about sex ed, is in development at a place she can’t-name-just-yet.
As a commercial director, Carlyn specializes in telling moving, cinematic real stories and smart, dialogue-driven comedy. She's directed work for clients such as Verizon, Dell, Samsung, IBM, Cort Furniture, Frost Bank, Legos, Move LA, and Southwest Airlines, and has recently added Funny or Die and College Humor to her list of branded content collaborators.
When not on set or stealing your favorite table at The Guest House in Los Feliz, you can find Carlyn on the tennis courts, riding horses (western style, obviously) in Griffith Park, or passionately arguing that Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again was the best film of 2018.
She's represented by Rain Management for film/tv projects and by @dolescent for commercial work.