August 25th, 2020:
Woohoo! We're headin' to Nashville! Virtually, anyhow. Our supernatural crime TV pilot, Near Death, is a finalist in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. We are so excited to participate in screenings and zoom panels and meetings and more this October, 2020.
July 14th, 2020:
Hey everyone! Wanted to share the interview that Carlo and I recently gave the online screenwriting magazine MovieBytes after two of our scripts, DARK HORIZONS and TIME ZERO, ascended to the VERY TOP in their ranks of 1000+ award-winning scripts. We are so so excited because our feature film script (TIME ZERO) was just acquired by Canadian producers who are very passionate about making it into a great film as early as this Autumn! We would also love to thank our manager
Kathy Muraviov for negotiating for us. More soon!
ABOUT ERIN & CARLO, SCREENWRITING TEAM
The Careres, husband/wife writing team, have signed purchase agreements on two feature films so far in 2020. One was Time Zero, a thriller being produced by Canadian Production Company, Chamber Zero Films, Ltd. Another script, Mindgate, has producer Joel Shapiro of Bluegrass Pictures attached, with Simon West set to direct and Chinese star Yao Xing Tong attached as one of the leads. They were hired by Settima Pictures as writers on a documentary to be produced and directed by the Emmy-nominated Konwiser Brothers in conjunction with Jim Brown (former NFL great) entitled Rock: The Power of Change, about a former Crips leader turned basketball coach who is saving kids from the streets. After winning seven prominent awards, including Final Draft Big Break, their Sci-Fi pilot Dark Horizons, has director/producer Mike Le’ Han attached. Their TV Pilot Near Death, based on a short film of the same name, is a Finalist in the 2020 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting competition.
REVERSE, formerly known as DARK HORIZONS, a one hour sci-fi pilot complete with series bible, written by Carlo Carere & Erin Carere
WINNER, Top Three, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest - 2019
WINNER, Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship - 2019
WINNER, Filmmatic Screenplay Awards - 2019
WINNER, Screenplay Festival - 2018
WINNER, High Scribe Award/ Best Script, Sun Valley Film Festival - 2018
WINNER, Best TV Pilot, Script Summit Screenplay Competition
TOP 100, Tracking Board Top 100 Pilots of 2018
Dark Horizons has placed in forty screenwriting contests and film festivals as at least a semi-finalist.
Other placements for Dark Horizons:
Finalist, Screencraft Fellowship (top 10) - 2018, 2019
Finalist, Tracking Board - 2018
Finalist, Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship - 2018
Finalist, Cinestory Retreat (invited to retreat) - 2018
Finalist, Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood - 2018
Finalist, Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle - 2018
Finalist, Action on Film Megafest -2018
Finalist, Creative World Awards - 2018
Finalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards - 2018
Finalist, Southern California Screenwriting Competition (top 10) - 2018
Semifinalist, Emerging Screenwriters - 2018, 2019
Semifinalist, Screencraft Pilot Launch - 2018, 2019
Semifinalist, Creative Screenwriting Awards - 2019
Semifinalist, Shore Script Awards - 2018
Semifinalist, Screencraft Pilot Launch - 2017
Semifinalist, Cinequest Film Festival - 2018
Semifinalist, Roadmap Top Tier - 2018
Semifinalist, Table Read My Screenplay Park City - 2017
Quarterfinalist, Atlanta Film Festival - 2018
Quarterfinalist, Page Awards - 2018
Quarterfinalist, Fresh Voices - 2018
“My heart goes with Dark Horizons. This show should be made!”
-Kevin Walsh, CEO, Scot-Free Productions, Judge, Sun Valley Film Festival
Near Death, a one hour supernatural crime pilot complete with series bible, written by Carlo Carere & Erin Carere
FINALIST, Nashville Film Festival - 2020
Near Death, a short film (2018), and now a one hour supernatural drama pilot complete with series bible, written by Carlo Carere & Erin Carere
Official Selection: American Horrors Film Festival
Oaxaca Film Festival
Chain NYC Film Festival
Awareness Film Festival
Semifinalist: Hollywood Horror Festival
Premiered on SHORTS TV in 2020!
Time Zero,a feature film
WINNER, "BEST SCREENPLAY" at the Catalina Film Festival
WINNER in the 10TH ANNUAL STORYPROS AWARDS where it won 1st PLACE in the action/adventure/thriller category.
ABOUT ERIN CARERE, WRITER
A published poet since age 16, Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Minnesota, and studied singing at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. She toured the country and Europe as a singer-songwriter before moving to Los Angeles, where she began writing one-woman shows and plays. She began writing screenplays with partner Carlo in 2014. She is also the author of an unpublished novel based on a produced stageplay of the same name, My Life as a Phone Psychic. As of summer 2020, she is nearly complete with the 270th draft of a contemporary magical realism novel.
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