2019 Semi Finalist (Best Screenplay), Big Apple F.F.
2018 Best Actress, Philadelphia Film Festival
2018 Best Short Film, Butterflies, Philadelphia Independent F.F.
2018 Best Screenplay (Written By), Kew Gardens F.F.
"...Ms. Summers's portrayal of the teenage Melanie ~ a distraught and forlorn figure navigating as though among a sea of predators ~ is mesmerizing. Her face is a roadmap of her emotions, her dark eyes windows into the depths of her pain..."
I march to the beat of my own drum.
Carlotta Summers is a multiple award winning Actress, Writer, and Filmmaker currently living in NYC. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, a few of her feature film and television credits include the role of Saltire in Choice Film’s "Big Dogs,” on Amazon Prime & Supporting Role in "Lupe," which premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2019 and will be streaming on HBO Max Feb 26th, as reported by Deadline.
The CEO of her own production company Wild Cat Film, Carlotta’s first short film Butterflies won Best Short Film and Best Actress for a short film at its World Premiere at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival as well as Best Screenplay at Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema. You can currently watch it on Amazon Prime!
Carlotta is also the Associate Producer for the short film, Ponyboi Co-Produced by Stephen Fry & Emma Thompson, which made its New York Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019.
As a filmmaker and actor, Carlotta has received critical acclaim from major online publications including Broadway World, Film Threat, and the Star Democrat.
Currently, Carlotta’s second short film screenplay, Truth Incorporated, is a Semi-Finalist in the Big Apple Film Festival 2019 winter edition and has gone on to win Best Thriller Film at the Indie Shorts Awards!
She recently made her directorial debut with Eigengrau, a Sci-Fi short film made entirely in isolation of 2020.
Carlotta’s goal is to continue to advance the work of minority filmmakers in the industry while paving the way for representation on the screen. Her favorite subjects to write about challenge perception, examine identity, investigate curiosities and defy conventions. She has since served as a screener for the SXSW Film Festival, 2021 and is a member of NYWIFT and The Gotham (formerly IFP).
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment"
· Ralph Waldo Emerson ·