Erin Lee Carr is a New York based director, producer and writer.
Her newest film Mommy Dead and Dearest had it’s World Premiere at SXSW and Hot Docs in 2017 and aired on HBO May 15, 2017. The film ignited a discussion on Twitter and was received well by critics and audiences alike. Aja Romano For Vox said, “Mommy Dead And Dearest Is A Perfect Storm Of True Crime, Pageantry, And Southern Gothic Tropes. This Is A Story That Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed.” Brian Lowry for CNN wrote “TV's infatuation with true crime can be traced to "Making a Murderer" and "The Jinx," but precious little rises to that level. HBO scales those heights and then some with "Mommy Dead and Dearest."
Her debut film, Thought Crimes, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs Film Festival in 2015 and aired on HBO that May. Variety named Erin one of the 10 Documentarians to watch in 2015. Neil Genzlinger of the The New York Times called Thought Crimes "absorbing" and a "primer for the century ahead."
Before working with HBO, Erin hailed from the video team at VICE, specifically Motherboard where her produced content has amassed over 25 million views worldwide. One of her short films for VICE, “ Click Print Gun,” won a Webby in 2013 and gained 7 million views in its first week online.
Erin is currently in post-production for an episode in a Netflix series, Executive Produced by Alex Gibney and directing a third true crime film for HBO, Executive Produced by Sheila Nevins.
She proudly works with Andrew Rossi, Andrew Coffman, Alison Byrne, Ian Hultquist and Bryan Sarkinen on HBO projects.
She is writing a forthcoming memoir for Ballantine, an imprint of Random House books.
She enjoys the sunny side of the street.
Location: Erin currently resides in New York City and is looking for like minded humans.
Credits: Photo by Robby Klein/Getty Images Portrait for The Wrap.