Carla Wilson

Carla Wilson is an award winning filmmaker. She started her film and television career after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley— working many years on various productions from feature films to music videos. Carla has also worked for major studios, such as ABC/Disney, USA Networks and Danjaq (producers of the James Bond franchise). As a director, she has garnered awards and recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities for her documentary Black American Gothic: Planting Urban Roots in Iowa which is distributed by Filmakers Library/Alexander Street Press. The project garnered the “We the People” award for social engagement. Carla’s feature script, Riverside Stories was a Sundance finalist. Most recently, she’s been a contracted director for the University of California, Irvine working on films about social justice, identity politics, and race relations. Her work for UCI on the Trial of Dedan Kimathi, written by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was awarded an Illuminations grant. Her screenwriting ranges from feature scripted narratives to scripts for AR/VR—new media. In all of her work, Carla strives to give voice and agency to under-represented people.