"Who knew Linda Hamilton, Bette Midler, and Anne of Green Gables could be wrapped up in one package?"
-a recent casting director, after talking to me for a few minutes
ACTRESS ~ WRITER ~ SINGER
BEVERLY HILLS and CHICAGO AGENCY:
-Francis Ford Coppola
"Her comedic timing would best half the current SNL crew."
-Tim Gihring, MPR.
Erin Carere is an actress, screenwriter, singer and comedienne. Think Barbra Streisand meets Nora Ephron meets Lucille Ball, make her brunette- I mean light auburn- I mean dark blonde- I mean (see star)* and you’ve got Erin.
Raised on the banks of the Mississippi River in a small town in Minnesota, she attended the University of Minnesota and Manhattan School of Music. She toured both the US and Europe with bands, cabarets, and as a solo performer before moving to Los Angeles, where she performed her one woman shows and stand up comedy alongside singing. She was signed to an Indie music label and named “Best Female Performer” after performing at SXSW. She has won awards for singing, composing, producing, and as a playwright. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and ASCAP.
"Classically trained, hooked on pop, schooled in soul."
As an actress, she recently filmed on location in Alabama in a feature documentary/ horror hybrid... more to come on this special role in which she plays a real person. Can't spill any details other than that... but stay tuned to this space, because you're going to want to watch this film!
She and partner Carlo Carere, alongside director Matteo Saradini, recently finished a short film as a showcase for a TV pilot called Near Death, in which she plays Homicide Detective Katie Larson. The short screened at the Chain NYC Film festival August 15th, 2019.It was a semifinalist at the Hollywood Horror Film Fesitval. It screened as an official selection of the Awareness Film Festival at the Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles October 11th, 2019, and will screen at the American Horrors Film Festival October 25th, 2019. The Short Film will be distributed on SHORTS TV, a streaming and cable channel. More details coming soon!
Meanwhile, Erin and Carlo completed the pilot and series bible for Near Death. The script was named an Official Selection of the TalNexus Screenplay Competition, and as of October 25th, 2019, is a Quarter Finalist in the Shore Scripts Pilot Competition and the Table Read My Screenplay Competition.
Erin and Carlo completed principle filming on the PILOT EPISODE of their own series, a will they / won’t they rom com with a spy parody twist**, Spy V Spia,which she co-wrote with partner in life, love, and Hollywood, Carlo Carere. See the SIZZLE REEL here! https://vimeo.com/296527366 Erin and Carlo are also the stars, and after a successful KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN in which they raised $20,000, principle filming was completed December 2017. Erin plays an opera singing spy who shares a love-hate frenemy-ship with her handsome Italian rival. ... Executives and investors, please feel free to inquire for more information at email@example.com.
Her scifi/ action/ horror TV PIlot, Dark Horizons, co-written with partner Carlo Carere, won BEST SCREENPLAY at the Sun Valley Film Festival, the Script Summit Awards (for TV Pilot), and the Screenplay Festival. It has placed as a finalist, semifinalist, or top ten in over 34 contests as of October 2019. It also was named a Launch Pad Top Pilot and was in the top 10 of the Screencraft Fellowship Contest.
Her action thriller script, also co-written with partner Carlo Carere, Time Zero, won BEST SCREENPLAY at the 2017 Catalina Film Fest, FIRST PLACE in the StoryPros Screenwriting Awards, and has so far placed as a finalist, semi-finalist, quarter-finalist, or official selection in the Page Awards (top 25 out of 1000 in its category), the Fade In Awards (top 6 out of 1100 in its category), the Script Fest Awards (top 36 out of 1000s), the Beverly Hills Film Festival Screenplay Competition (top 75 out of 1000s.), the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition (top 5%), the ScreenCraft Awards (top 10%), and the Austin Film Festival (top 10%). The script is still in the running for a few of the contests.
Another script, In Three, a romantic dramedy about a woman with Stage 3 cancer, has placed as a quarter- or semi-finalist in two screenwriting competitions so far, the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Contest and the ScreenCraft Comedy contest.
Although Erin has sung some of the most beautiful music in the world including the beloved “Flower Duet” from the opera Lakme and classical-pop crossover hit “Time to Say Goodbye” (her YouTube video for this song has over 1,000,000 hits), she is always looking for a way to incorporate both high quality art with broad commercial appeal.
*Subject to change.
**Based on real life… sorta!