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Carlyn Hudson

writer/director The Big Spoon; director Distance; commercial director

Carlyn Hudson is a writer and director living in Los Angeles (and sometimes Austin). She studied acting at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and finished her undergraduate film degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Carlyn was one of the talents selected as a segment director for the Slacker: 20 Years Later remake and field produced the Richard Linklater-directed Up To Speed original series for Hulu. She co-produced Andrew Bujalksi's Computer Chess (jury prize, Sundance 2013) and was the casting director for his latest effort, Results (Magnolia Pictures). Carlyn has directed award-winning short films that have premiered at SXSW, LA Comedy Shorts, Austin Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, and was one of 6 directors selected for the Texas Filmmakers Showcase at the DGA in Los Angeles. She's field directed for Vice, programs the popular indie film series Cinema East, and was the only filmmaker profiled in Austin Monthly's 20 in their 20s.  She is currently on the festival circuit with her first feature film as writer/director, called The Big Spoon, and in development on the series Distance, whose pilot just premiered as part of the "Future of Entertainment" section of SXSW 2016. 

As a commercial director, Carlyn has directed work for clients such as Verizon, Dell, Samsung, IBM, Cort Furniture, Legos, Move LA, Southwest Airlines, and many more. She's on the directing roster at Revelator.