Travis Carr

Travis Carr

Editor, Producer, Screenwriter and Director

New York City, New York

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August 2018
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About Travis

Writer. Editor. Story Producer.

I have a decade of experience as a story producer and editor in documentary and non-scripted television. My sense for fact-based storytelling gives me an edge in writing compelling yet grounded dramas based on heavy research, true stories, or IP adaptation. Having grown up poor in rural Maryland, my writing is decidedly working-class, about underdogs overcoming obstacles in life, touching on subjects of forged families, empowerment, and past trauma.

My writing has been recognized by top industry fellowships such as the Cannes Film Festival Screenwriting Residency (CannesFilms Unlimited) and WGA East Nonfiction Showrunners Training Program, as well as Finalist placements in the Sundance Episodic Lab, MGM + Black List Feature Partnership, and the Academy Nicholl Fellowship.

I have also received Finalist placements from competitions including the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Nantucket Film Festival Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Competition, ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition, The Orchard Project, CineStory TV Fellowship, LaunchPad Pilots, ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, and ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship.

My short films have played in festivals worldwide, including Berlin, Germany; Cork, Ireland; and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

Seeking representation.

Unique traits: Identical twin, background in journalism, WGAE Showrunners Training, Cannes Screenwriting Resident, trauma survivor

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  • Bobtail

    Bobtail Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi Drama Hardscrabble, tough-as-nails Sally is only good at one thing: long-haul truck driving. When her career is put in jeopardy by the introduction of self-driving trucks, she must take action against the company set on replacing her and destroying her community.-Finalist Coverfly Pitch Week

  • The Murder Trust

    The Murder Trust Historical A nebbishy fruit vendor struggling to support his family gets wrapped up in a murderous insurance scheme with a gang of criminals in an unsavory speakeasy. Much to the group’s dismay, their target just won’t die!   (Dark Comedy Miniseries Pilot)

  • Slightly Out of Focus

    Slightly Out of Focus Historical Biography A young reporter looking to make her way in the male-dominated world of 1950s journalism gets lucky when she’s assigned to profile ROBERT CAPA, Jewish refugee turned international celebrity war photographer. But as she gets to the bottom of his life of action and romance, she realizes the truth of his life’s trajectory may be blurrier than she at first thought. -Finalist Black List/MGM Feature Partnership -Developed and written during the Cannes Screenwriting Residency, hosted by StudioCanal and Vivendi

  • New Cut Road

    New Cut Road Crime Drama A young Latina political activist is led astray by an ex-Marine turned small-time criminal, wrapping her up in a convoluted bank robbing scheme and landing them hunted by a Louisiana State Trooper determined to save his tarnished reputation. -Finalist Sundance Episodic Lab

  • Post Mortem

    Post Mortem Crime Drama After a fateful accident, a desperate funeral home director tries to save his failing business by killing citizens of his sleepy small town, convincing himself it’s all for the sake of his family, despite his mental anguish.-Finalist and Winner of Mentorship Prize Launch Pad Pilots Competition-Semifinalist Cinestory

  • Unbought and Unbossed

    Unbought and Unbossed Biography Drama The first black woman in the House of Representatives, SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, aims to make history again as the first black woman to run for President in 1972. She charges head-on against the mainstream political machine in a fiery underdog campaign marked with violence, mudslinging, racism, and sexism, where she learns the people are her strength. -Nicholl Quarterfinalist-Screencraft Finalist-Humanitas Semifinalist-Top 1% of projects on Coverfly

  • Overboard

    Overboard Drama Comedy A teenage girl must endure the adventure of a lifetime: living on a cramped sailboat in the Caribbean with her parents, deep in their mid-life crisis.

Awards

  • Top 10% - Academy Nicholl Fellowship
    (2022)

  • Finalist - Black List Feature Lab
    (2022)

  • Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder
    (2022)

  • CannesFilms Unlimited Screenwriting Residency
    (2021)

  • Finalist - Sundance Episodic Lab
    (2021)

  • Finalist - Sundance Feature Development Program
    (2021)

  • Finalist - MGM/Black List Feature Partnership
    (2021)

  • SF - Page Int'l Screenwriting Awards
    (2021)

  • QF - Academy Nicholl Fellowship
    (2020)

  • Finalist - ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition
    (2020)

  • SF ScreenCraft Drama Competition
    (2020)

  • QF - Final Draft Big Break
    (2020)

  • Top 75 Features - Tracking Board
    (2020)

  • 2nd Rounder - Austin Film Festival
    (2020)

  • SF - Humanitas New Voices
    (2019)

  • SF - Nantucket FF Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Competition
    (2019)

  • QF - Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship
    (2018)

  • Finalist - Sundance Episodic Labs
    (2018)

  • SF - CineStory Pilot Fellowship
    (2018)

  • SF - NY Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition
    (2018)

  • Top 100 Pilots - Tracking Board
    (2017)

  • QF - Screencraft Pilot Launch Competition
    (2017)

  • QF - Austin Screenplay Competition
    (2017)

  • SF - Shore Scripts Pilot Competition
    (2017)

  • Finalist and Mentorship Prize - Tracking Board LaunchPad Pilots
    (2017)

  • Finalist Sketch Fest Seattle
    (2017)

  • Finalist, Cork Int'l Film Festival
    (2012)

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