Carlson Young

Originally a Fort Worth, Texas native, Carlson Young attended the University of Southern California where she studied Creative Writing. Carlson’s short film directorial debut The Blazing World premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and the feature version of The Blazing World had its world premiere at Sundance 2021. The film, starring Young, Dermot Mulroney, Udo Kier and Vinessa Shaw, will be released in select theaters and on demand through Vertical Entertainment on October 15. She is also an actor, appearing in Scream: The TV Series, Key & Peele and Emily in Paris.

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Talks

The Shadow Work of My First Film, or: How Fantasy Became My Guide for Healing Trauma

By Carlson Young | October 15, 2021

The Shadow Work of My First Film, or: How Fantasy Became My Guide for Healing Trauma

Writer-director-actor Carlson Young on the unique creative and personal journey she took in making her debut feature, The Blazing World.

Bonnie McKee Talks with Carlson Young on the Talkhouse Podcast

By Carlson Young | April 15, 2021

Bonnie McKee Talks with Carlson Young on the Talkhouse Podcast

Hit songwriter McKee and actor Young discuss their mutual move into writing and directing, plus COVID, psychodrama, moving scams, and more.