"[I] was really impressed by both the artistry of its execution and the acting. The story itself dealt with the complicated human desire for friendship and acceptance, and did so in a way that was both painfully relatable and triumphantly defiant. The actress/writer's personal connection to the material gave it an authenticity that really resonated for me."
"...Borne of her own life experiences, Summers imbues her character with authenticity and passion."
"...Lead Actress gives an honest and brave performance..."
"...Summers delivers a damn fine performance and quakes with emotion and energy..."
"...The lead actress gives an honest and brave performance [for Butterflies, the short film]. The film kept my heart racing throughout..."
Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: Dark Brown Vocal: Soprano Height: 5'3"
The Song is Over
Margarita, With A Straw 4
Dir. Gabriel Barreto
Dir. Andre Phillips/ Charles Vuolo
Dir. Cady McClain
Dir. Rebeckha Sanchez
Dir. David Amutah
DIr. Joe Reizer
Dir. Chris Modoono
Dir. Shonali Bose
1 SEMI-FINALIST for Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition, 2019
2 WORLD PREMIERE Cinequest Film Festival, 2019
3 WINNER of 2 Awards: Best Short Film and Best Actress at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, 2018; WINNER Best Screenplay (written by
Carlotta Summers) at Kew Gardens Film Festival 2018; FINALIST for Artist Vodka d'Or Award in association with Oxford Film Festival, 2018;
OFFICIAL SELECTION of the Hollyshorts Film Festival, 2018; OFFICIAL SELECTION of the SOHO International Film Festival, 2018; OFFICIAL
SELECTION of the Ridgewood Guild Film Festival, 2018; OFFICIAL SELECTION of the Kew Gardens Film Festival, 2018, OFFICIAL SELECTION of the
Chesapeake Film Festival, 2018; OFFICIAL SELECTION of the Buffalo International Film Festival, 2018.
4 OFFICIAL SELECTION of the Toronto International Film Festival 2014; Selected for the Work In Progress Lab of Film Bazaar 2013; Original
screenplay WINNER of the Sundance Institute Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award 2012
TV/ NEW MEDIA
Mysteries At The Castle S3 E1
Dir. David Platt (Choice Films and Theatricals)
Dir. Lee Doyle (Optomen USA Productions)
Dir. Joseph Eulo (First Frame Films)
Coriolanus, From Man to Dragon
The Ninth Circus of Hell
Just Off the Pike
Survive! Survive! Shelly's Voices
A Streetcar Named Desire
Assistant to Fight Dir./ Keira Knightly Stunts
Dir. Evan Cabnet (Roundabout Theatre Co)
Italy Time Theatre, NYC
Playwrights Horizon's Studios (NY, NY)
Strawberry One-Act Festival 2015 (NY, NY)
133rd Street Arts Center (NY, NY)
Jonathan Hart Makwaia, dir (Tisch, ETW)
Experimental Theatre Wing (Tisch, ETW)
Shakespeare Theatre (Wash. D.C.) Text Alive!
*Conflicts Available Upon request
NYU, Tisch: Experimental Theatre Wing. BFA Theatre 2013
Acting: Daniel Spector, Catherine Coray, Terry Knickerbocker, Stephen Spinella, Kevin Kuhlke
Voice: Richard Armstrong, Cecil Mackinnon
Movement: Paul Langland, Mary Overlie, Raina von Waldenburg, Jorge “Pop Master” Fabel Accents and
Dialects: John VanWyden
Shakespeare: Daniel Spector
Improv: Christine Holt, Shawtane Bowen
Stage Combat: David Brimmer, Dan O’Driscoll
Stonestreet Studios (Summer 2013)
Business of Acting: Ted Sluberski
Screen Acting: Gary O. Bennett, Chris Modoono Sitcom: Michal Zecher
Voiceover: Andy Roth
SUNY Fredonia - BA, Theatre Program
Acting: Paul Mockovak
Vocal Training: Julie Newell/ John Harper
Vocal: Bruce Baumer
Fight Training: Unarmed, Knife, Rapier & Dagger, Single Sword, Small Sword, Quarterstaff, Sword & Shield, and Broadsword plus beginning whip.
Dancer: Hip Hop, Stiletto Heels, Popping, Modern, Beginning Ballet, Street Jazz, Step, Contact Improvisation, Viewpoints, Aikido and experience with Afro Haitian Dance. SUNY Fredonia Dance Team. Yoga
Dialects: British RP, Cockney, Southern
Additional: Watercolor painter/fantasy sketch artist; Cartwheels; Twistos; Splits; Forward/back rolls with swords; Jazz toe rise; Can ride a bike; backslide and moonwalk.
Driver's License. Passport.