Carolyn McDonald is a multifaceted writer and filmmaker, who produced and directed the short film “P.N.O.K.”, the documentary DESIGN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, several music videos & short films. She recently completed the romantic dramedy script EVERGLOW, and book of poetry “Light Needs Night”, ’by’ its lead character. She has written screenplays for a variety of production companies; and audio essays from her memoir, INFLUENTIA, can be found on SoundCloud.
In addition to being the photographer of “Nouns in the Road”, TIME + TIDE: AS REVEALED BY LIGHT, and “Imaginary Bands & their Fake Ass Songs”, Carolyn is the NAACP Image Award-winning producer of HBO’s AMERICA’S DREAM, the Emmy-nominated producer of TNT’s FREEDOM SONG and BUFFALO SOLDIERS, and the NatGeo documentary, BEARING LIGHT. After beginning her successful film industry career at Warner Bros. TV in advertising & publicity (working on campaigns for Blade Runner, the Superman franchise & WB cartoons), she was a creative executive at Cinecom before she ran Danny Glover’s Carrie Productions for a decade.
Carolyn has exhibited her photographs at the Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture in Charlotte, NC; Gallery F at the Scarrett-Bennett Center in Nashville, TN, where she was an artist-in-residence; and at group shows in Los Angeles, CA. While in quarantine during the pandemic, Carolyn began creating colorful mixed media frames for her photographs.
Carolyn studied photography at SUNY Purchase; film, dramatic writing & art history at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts; and Art & Design at Watkins College, Nashville. She is a teaching artist, and frequent lecturer & panelist at international film festivals. Carolyn recently launched SuiteSee, a “multi-faceted production portal for multi-disciplinary artists”. She resides in Long Beach, CA.
After a successful career as a film executive and award-winning producer, Carolyn is excited to launch SuiteSee, a multidisciplinary creative production portal. In the words of Johnny Carson, "more to come..."