MEET THE FILMMAKER
Carter Cavanaugh is a filmmaker, artist, game developer, and production designer based in the NYC metro area. Their work ranges between film production and live theater, as well as personal art sales. Carter primarily works as a scenic painter, as well as a set decorator, carpenter, stage technician, and illustrator. Carter also loves to write, direct, and storyboard.
Carter's work experience includes 4 years as a scenic painter for Montclair State's Department of Theater and Dance. From there, Carter has gone on to work at theaters such as NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, Wild Project, and The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. On the film side of things, Carter works as a Set Dec PA, namely for independent productions, as well as NBC Universal.
As a director, Carter's proudest accolade to date is being awarded both “Best Director” and “Best Screenwriter” at their senior BFA Filmmaking Awards ceremony at Montclair State University in 2020. Since then, Carter has gone on to win several more awards for their graduating short films “Apparition” and “Antique Failure." Most recently, they were awarded "Best Student Film" at the LGBTQ+ Los Angeles Film Festival in Los Angeles, California (December, 2022). Both films are currently in festival circuits, "Antique Failure" having had its' premiere at Montclair Film Festival this past October, 2022. You can follow the film's festival run on its' website: antiquefailure.com
Carter sells their illustrative work at anime and comic conventions, such as Anime NYC. Their merch catalog can be viewed at: cartyrs.myportfolio.com.
As a non-binary creative, Carter’s mission statement is to create space for marginalized representation both on and off-screen. This is evident in their work, as well as with the creatives they work with. They are proud to be queer and visible in their professional community.