CARLO AND ERIN CARERE
Carlo was born and raised in Naples, Italy. He became a Captain of the Carabinieri, the Italian National Police Force, heading investigations against violent crimes, mafia and domestic terrorism. By the time he left law enforcement to pursue writing and acting, he had worked with US Intelligence as a peacekeeper in Bosnia and Kosovo, ensured a democratic mayoral election in a town where organized crime had prevented it from happening for 12 years, and caught one of Italy's most wanted criminals who had previously escaped prosecution for thirty-two years.
After Carlo left the Carabinieri and moved to Rome, Italy, he worked as a writer and actor in television, film and theater, meanwhile publishing several thriller novels, one of which earned him praise from critics as "Italy's Best Thrillerist." His latest novel, a narrative fiction-exposé hybrid, Radioactive Nightmare – Italy and the Trafficking of Nuclear Waste in the World, published in Italy in 2017, was awarded the “Premio Livatino” award for its value in the fight against mafia and organized crime.
He also won numerous screenplay contests for his original features, inspiring him to move to Hollywood.
Right after, one of his scripts, E-Ghost, was acquired by Isabella Ragona (Stranded, Forsaken) of Moving Pictures Media and will be executive-produced by James D. Brubaker (Chef, Liar, Liar, Rocky III.)
Erin was raised on the banks of the Mississippi River in a small town in Minnesota, and attended the University of Minnesota and Manhattan School of Music. She has won awards for singing, composing, film producing, and as a playwright and screenwriter.
As a very young singer, she performed for the President of the US at the White House. She toured in cabarets, operas and rock bands alike before she moved to Los Angeles and was signed to a record label. She was named “Best Female Performer” by Rockwired Magazine the same year she played at SXSW. Her songs can be heard in film and television.
She wrote a feature dramedy, In Three, which was selected as a finalist in the Women in Film / Blacklist Screenwriting Fellowship Contest and the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices contest.
She has written and toured the US with two one-woman shows, both powerhouse tours-de-force featuring drama, comedy, and music: “The One,” about love and relationships; and “StandUpera,” about singing and music.
She has also written multiple sketches featured on Funny or Die.
As an actress and performer, she most recently appeared in the MacArthur Genius Grant Winner and Pulitzer Prize nominated TAYLOR MAC show, “A 24 Decade History of Popular Music.”
Together, Carlo and Erin have won numerous awards for scripts. Their first script together, Time Zero, was named "Best Screenplay" at the Catalina Film Festival and won 1st place in the Story Pros Awards.
Next, they wrote the rom-com/spy parody series Spy Contra Spia. An independent pilot was produced by Gretchen Landau (Coppola’s Distant Vision, Folk, Feminists: What Were They Thinking?) and directed by Christopher N. Rowley (Bonneville, Molly Moon.)
Recently, they were hired by Settima Pictures to write Rock: The Power of Change, a documentary directed by Emmy winners Kip and Kern Konwiser, about transforming the lives of gang members through sports.
Their next TV pilot, the scifi/ action/ drama Dark Horizons, has so far won the "High Scribe"/ Best Script award at the Sun Valley Film Festival, won "Best TV Pilot" at the Summit Screenwriting Awards, won the Screenplay Festival and was named a Tracking Board top 100 TV Pilot of 2018. It also made the #1 position on The Red List in December 2018 in addition to being named among moviebytes.com’s TOP 5, above the 1100+ scripts that have placed or won awards in the last few years. Overall, it has so far placed in or won 23 contests.
In the autumn of 2018, they wrote and produced a short film/ showcase for a TV pilot, Near Death, a supernatural thriller directed by Matteo Saradini, which completed post in December of 2018.
During this time they were also asked by Silvio Muraglia of Paradox Studios to develop a feature script based on one of Carlo's real life experiences during his time with the Carabinieri stationed in Sardinia, Conspiracy of Silence.
WINNER, Screenplay Festival - 2018
WINNER, High Scribe Award/ Best Script, Sun Valley Film Festival - 2018
TOP 100, Tracking Board Top 100 Pilots of 2018
Finalist, Screencraft Fellowship (top 10) - 2018
Finalist, Tracking Board - 2018
Finalist, Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship - 2018
Finalist, Cinestory Retreat (invited to retreat) - 2018
Finalist, Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood - 2018
Finalist, Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Sizzle - 2018
Finalist, Script Summit Screenplay Competition - 2018
Finalist, Action on Film Megafest -2018
Finalist, Creative World Awards (preliminary) - 2018
Semifinalist, Top 100 Pilots, Tracking Board 2018
Semifinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Competition
Semifinalist, Screencraft Pilot Launch - 2017
Semifinalist, Cinequest Film Festival - 2018
Semifinalist, Roadmap Top Tier - 2018
Semifinalist, Table Read My Screenplay Park City - 2017
Quarterfinalist, Atlanta Film Festival - 2018
Quarterfinalist, Page Awards - 2018
Quarterfinalist, Fresh Voices - 2018
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, 2018
“My heart goes with Dark Horizons. This show should be made!”
-Kevin Walsh, CEO, Scot-Free Productions, Judge, Sun Valley Film Festival
WINNER, Best Script at the Catalina Film Festival, 2017.
WINNER, 1st Place, action-adventure-thriller category, at the 2017 StoryPros Awards.
WINNER, ENDAS Screenplay Festival
THIRD PLACE, Screenplay Festival, 2017
Other placements include:
Finalist, Napa Valley Film Festival
Finalist, Beverly Hills Film Festival
Finalist, Oaxaca Film Festival
Finalist, Fresh Voices
Finalist, Fade In Awards
Semifinalist, PAGE International
Semifinalist, Blue Cat
Semifinalist, Screencraft Fellowship
Semifinalist, Screencraft Action Thriller
Semifinalist, Austin Film Festival
Quarterfinalist, Creative World Awards