Hi- My name is Carl, and I am a 18-year-old director, writer, composer, and musician based in Princeton, NJ. I have been writing and directing original short films and stories since early childhood, and have been trained in professional media/video production skills. My strong musical background (trained as a classical violinist since age four) both often informs and inspires a great deal of my work. I also compose original film soundtracks, one of which ("The Dreamland Inn") won Best Original Score at the Jersey Shore International Film Festival in 2020.
Most recently, I co-wrote and co-directed a mini-feature, "Nocturna", with my friend and frequent collaborator Zak Zaidi. The film premiered at the Princeton Garden Theater in early August 2021, and will be out for online release very shortly. In the fall, I will be studying as a Film and Television production major at NYU Tisch.
Photo: Riverside in Bergen, Norway. Taken by Carl Coetzee, August 2019.