Executive producing Carrie Pilby and having the opportunity to work alongside an amazing crew, including director Susan Johnson, Screenwriter Kara Holden, and of course all of the wonderful actresses and actors, was such a great experience! My good friend and producer, Suzanne Farwell, came to me with the script, which I found so inspirational. I loved the main character and the cast they were choosing—and wanted my first feature film to be with her.
Starting this month, Carrie Pilby is available for streaming on Netflix, and I highly recommend watching it. Overall, I just liked the story of a young girl trying to find her way in the world, and how she deals with the personal issues that life throws at her.
Here’s more reasons why you should watch Carrie Pilby on Netflix:
- If you’ve read the book. Carrie Pilby is based on the much-admired young adult novel of the same name by Caren Lissner, which the New York Times called “hilarious” and Booklist called “utterly charming and unique.”
- The superb acting. Rising star Bel Powley, who is known for the critically acclaimed film Diary of a Teenage Girl alongside Kristin Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, does an excellent job as Carrie Pilby. And who doesn’t love Nathan Lane? He plays her family friend and therapist that tries to get Carrie out of her box.
- If you’ve ever felt like a social outcast. Carrie Pilby is a child prodigy who graduates Harvard as a teenager. When she moves to New York City to live in her widowed father’s apartment, she has no friends, and a cast of characters helps pull her out of her awkward shell.
- If you like indie movies. If you like quirky, independent films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower you’ll love Carrie Pilby–which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.
- It’s a female-led film. With a female director, female head writer, female lead, and largely female production team, Carrie Pilby is proof that women in Hollywood can make successful movies. In fact, it was the most-watched iTunes film in the independent films category for the first three weeks of its release!
I can’t wait to see what you all think of the movie!