Carol is an award-winning writer of theatre, film and TV and a published playwright. Her work includes short films; professional theatre productions; radio; children's theatre; and narrative and broken comedy. She has recently had her sixth short film produced and distributed and is currently developing a TV series thriller, a TV sitcom, several feature film projects and more short dramas.
Carol's most recent short, Blue Room (2020), was directed by BAFTA winner Kate Cheeseman. It is about a young woman trapped in a strange room recovering from grief and and was made as part of the final round of ThatFilm Festival.
What Happened to Evie (2019), also directed by Kate Cheeseman, was written across three timelines about a girl coming to terms with a sexually motivated attack. It stars Olivier Award winning Michael Jibson (Hamilton, London) and Bessie Coates. Among 14 other awards, the film won Best International Short Fiction at the Oscar qualifying Galway Film Fleadh, Best Short Script at UK Film Festival and was nominated for many more. Distribution by Origine.
Carol's previous short films include Night Armour (2017) and Smile (2018), both directed by Carolina Giammetta. They enjoyed 25 festival selections including London Short FF and Aesthetica and won 11 awards including Best Short at Broad Humor Film Festival and Best Comedy at Galactic International Film Festival. Both films are currently being distributed by ShortsTV and Pacific Voice.
Carol's script The Touch (2017) was one of only four scripts awarded production funding by Canon at the Berlinale Film Festival and was subsequently directed by BBC's Simon Pitts, who also directed another of Carol's short scripts Ten Glorious Seconds (2016) that starred David Suchet and enjoyed major success across the internet.
She has worked with Avalon Productions developing a comedy sketch show ‘Jump the Gun’. Her comedy monologue ‘Sisters under the Skin’ was performed at Edinburgh Festival and the Lincoln Comedy Festival. Carol was an additional writer on Smack the Pony, her children’s play ‘Only a Game’ was published by Samuel French in five different countries, and she has an MA in Screenwriting (TV & Film).
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What happened to Evie - a short drama directed by BAFTA winning Director Kate Cheeseman starring Bessie Coates, Michael Jibson and Sian Reeves. It was produced by French Fancy Productions and awarded completion funding. In April 2018 it started its festival season and has been selected for 39 global film festivals including Oscar and Bafta qualifiers. It has also won 13 awards including Best International Short Film at Galway Film Fleadh and Best Short Drama at San Jose Film Festival.
Night Armour - a short film comedy, directed by Carolina Giammetta and produced by Georgina French, starred Elizabeth Berrington and Dan Fredenburgh. It made official selection at 16 global film festivals and achieved many top awards including Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Short and Best International Short.
Ten Glorious Seconds - a sensitive short film drama featuring David Suchet and directed by BBC's Simon PItts. This film was sponsored by Bupa and achieved worldwide success on the internet where it has been viewed tens of thousands of times.
Smile - a dark film thriller directed by the acclaimed Carolina Giammetta, and produced by French Fancy Productions, starring Deborah Cornelius and Joe Tucker. It made official selection at 15 global film festivals including two BAFTA qualifiers and was also nominated for Best Director and Best Score.
The Touch - this script was one of only three selected at the prestigious Berlinale Film Festival 2014. It was awarded funding by Canon films, starred Claudius Peters and Rachael Holloway and was produced in 2015 by Flourishing Pictures and French Fancy Productions.
Blue Room - a short drama directed by BAFTA winning Director Kate Cheeseman starring Georgia Henshaw and Adam Bellamy. It was produced by French Fancy Productions and will start its festival season in 2020 - after lockdown ends.
Sisters under the Skin - a one-woman comedy monologue performed in venues across the South, and featured in Lincoln Comedy Festival alongside Sarah Mullican.
Paddy's Wake - a dark comedy produced by the Union Theatre, London.
Black Balls and Pink Marbles - a broad comedy showcased by Hammersmith Theatre, London.
Last Night Party - produced by Bench Theatre,
My Sister was a Straight - commissioned as a one woman show for Edinburgh Festival.
Tatterjak and the Wotsit Box - commissioned by Scat Theatre Company for its tour of schools across the south of England.
TV, Radio and Children's
Smack the Pony - additional writer for Emmy award wining TV comedy sketch show featuring Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, Sally Phillips and Sarah Alexander.
Jump the Gun - a comedy TV sketch show, created and written by Carol Younghusband and developed with Avalon Productions for BBC (not commissioned).
Fairground Attraction - a 30 minute comedy play for Radio 4.
Only a Game - a children's play published by Samuel French in London, New York and Toronto. It has been performed in hundreds of venues across the world.
Escape the Forever Path - showcased by Proteus Theatre Company, Basingstoke.
Het is maar een spel - a children's play published by Uitgeverij Vink, IBVA Holland. It has been performed in translation many times throughout the Netherlands.
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Ten Glorious Seconds
WHAT HAPPENED TO EVIE
Official Selections, Awards and Nominations
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM - Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland - "OSCAR" Qualifying - Festival
BEST SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY A FEMALE - Papaya £500 Film Fund - Cannes Short Film Corner
BEST DRAMA - San Jose Film Festival, California - USA
BEST FILM - Wimbledon International Short Film Festival - UK
BEST FOREIGN FILM - Courage Film Festival - BERLIN
BEST EDITING - Canberra Film Festival - AUSTRALIA
BEST DIRECTOR - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK
BEST MUSICAL SCORE - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK
BEST FILM ON WOMEN - GOLDEN FOX AWARD - Calcutta Cult Film Festival - INDIA
BEST SHORT FILM - Hebden Bridge Film Festival - UK
BEST SHORT FILM - Cinefluential Film Festival - USA
BEST WOMEN'S FILM - Independent Shorts Awards - The Finals - USA
BEST SHORT SCRIPT - UK Film Festival - UK
BEST INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT - Care Awards - CANADA
BEST ACTRESS - Canberra Film Festival - AUSTRALIA
BEST ACTRESS - Independent Shorts Awards - The Finals - USA
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK
BEST DRAMA - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK
BEST EDITING - Underwire Film Festival - UK
BEST EDITING - Oxford International Short Film Festival - UK
FINALIST - THATFilm Festival, Cannes, FRANCE
SEMI-FINALIST - Miami Short Film Festival, USA
URBANWORLD (OSCAR QUALIFYING) FILM FESTIVAL, New York, USA
SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA (OSCAR QUALIFYING), Tokyo, JAPAN
UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL (BAFTA QUALIFYING), London, UK
AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (BAFTA QUALIFYING), York, UK
JULIEN DUBUQUE FILM FESTIVAL - USA
ST JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL - CANADA
CANBERRA FILM FESTIVAL - AUSTRALIA
THE FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL - CANADA
VAGABOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - UK
MONTECATINI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - ITALY
TRIFORCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, London - UK
KINOFILM FESTIVAL, Manchester - UK
SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA
LADY FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL, California - USA
TWEETFEST FILM FESTIVAL, London - UK
BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA
WOMEN'S TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL, Dallas - USA
YOFIFEST Festival, New York - USA
CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA
BENDFILM FESTIVAL, Oregon - USA
HERSTORY FILM FESTIVAL, Nashville - USA
CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Arizona - USA
OREGON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Oregon - USA
YOUNTVILLE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA
WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL, Brattleboro, Vermont - USA
Official Selections, Awards and Nominations
BEST SHORT - Broad Humor Film Festival, California - USA
BEST COMEDY - Galactic Film Festival, Los Angeles - USA
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM - Festival Internacional Cine Al Mar - COLUMBIA
SPECIAL MENTION - Maipu Cortos Festival of Humor - ARGENTINA
FINALIST - Tracce Cinematografiche Film Festival, Paris - FRANCE
BEST SHORT - RNC SPECIAL AWARD 'THIS IS ENGLAND' FILM FESTIVAL - FRANCE
BEST SHORT FILM - COMEDY CLUJ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - ROMANIA
CHICAGO COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL - USA
BFI THE LONDON COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (LOCO) - LONDON
UNDER THE MOONLIGHT ISLANTILLA CINEFORUM - ITALY
PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Prescott - USA
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CERANO - ITALY
CINEFIESTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FRANCE
Official Selections, Awards and Nominations
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (BAFTA QUALIFYING), London - UK
AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL, (BAFTA QUALIFYING), York - UK
WHATASHORT INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL (DIRECTOR NOMINATED) - INDIA
BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FINALIST) - USA
BEST INDEPENDENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - GERMANY
CAMBRIDGE STRAWBERRY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL - UK
CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL - USA
CUTTING EDGE FILM FESTIVAL - USA
EUROFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, St Petersburg - RUSSIA
IRVINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, California - USA
LEBEN FILM FESTIVAL - GERMANY
NEU WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - UTAH
SHORTFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - MALTA
Work in Development
A four-part TV series set in Covent Garden, London; where twenty somethings are striving to be at the top of their game in the arts and entertainment industry; and where it doesn’t matter if you work all night, sleep little and juggle three jobs to make ends meet.
Two strangers conspire to avenge the death of their siblings, but one isn’t telling the truth.
Family Feature Film
Ruby Warren is 12 and her life sucks. Her Dad has left, her mother has relocated them to a many caravan park in Portsmouth where her Grandad is dying, she is bulled at her new school and has no friends. But an old tape recording is about to change her life forever.
A troubled young girl and a teenage WWII solder help the last surviving vetran of D-Day take his final salute.
Short Film Drama
Charlie is a sensitive teenager who doesn’t fit in. She cares for her disabled Mum but gets bullied at school. When she turns down her place at University, her Mum takes radical steps to ensure her daughter is free to complete her education.
Short Film Drama
What if we spend our lives searching for something only to find we've already found it?
Each day after work Caz clears the beach of trash and searches for her Mum’s wedding ring.
But when her Mum has a serious fall it uncovers a curious truth.
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