Wendy Jo Carlton

Wendy Jo Carlton

USA

Biography

Wendy Jo Carlton directed her first feature, HANNAH FREE, starring Emmy-winner Sharon Gless in 2009. Carlton wrote/directed her second feature, JAMIE & JESSIE ARE NOT TOGETHER a lesbian romantic musical, which AfterEllen gave glowing reviews. Her lesbian dramedy web series, EASY ABBY (2012-2018), has received 50 million views for two seasons, and is available on LGBTQ platform REVRY. GOOD KISSER (2019) is Carlton’s third feature film selected at Seattle IFF 2019. Carlton was a recipient of the Navona Fellowship from the University of Illinois Chicago, where she earned an MFA in Moving Image. Her award-winning short films have screened internationally, including at The American Film Institute and Sundance. Carlton founded a media literacy and filmmaking program for teen girls called Chicks make Flicks, and is committed to community collaboration.

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