Carrie Nelson, director and producer

Photo by Iman Rastegari

Photo by Iman Rastegari

Carrie Nelson is a writer and filmmaker. She graduated with a BFA degree in Visual & Media Arts from Emerson College in 2008. Upon graduating, she moved from Boston to NYC and spent four years working as a grant writer at various LGBTQ nonprofit organizations.

Currently, Carrie is pursuing an MA in Media Studies at The New School. Greyscale is her Master’s thesis. In her professional, creative, and academic endeavors, she is committed to using media to advance feminist and queer social justice.

Carrie lives in Astoria, Queens with her husband, Anders. Over the years, she has used various labels to define her sexual orientation: straight, bisexual, gay, lesbiAnders, queer, and bisexual (again). Though imperfect, her favorite of the above labels is still “lesbiAnders,” as it is the most personal and descriptive. Carrie hopes that Greyscale will provide an opportunity for people to consider creating their own personalized language when discussing their sexual identities.

For more about Carrie, please visit her professional website.