Erin Lee Carr is a New York based director, producer and writer. She was recently featured on @Forbes 30 under 30 in Media.
Erin recently directed an episode of the critically acclaimed Netflix show “Dirty Money.” She investigated price gouging tactics revolutionized by pharma giant Valeant. Prior to that, Erin directed “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” which Premiered at SXSW in March 2017 and aired on HBO May 15, 2017. The film ignited a discussion the Twitter and was received well by critics and audiences alike. Aja Romano For Vox said, “Mommy Dead And Dearest Is A Perfect Storm Of True Crime, Pageantry, And Southern Gothic Tropes. This Is A Story That Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed.” Brian Lowry for CNN wrote “TV’s infatuation with true crime can be traced to “Making a Murderer” and “The Jinx,” but precious little rises to that level. HBO scales those heights and then some with “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” a twisted and twisty documentary that’s as unsettling as it is absorbing.”
Her debut film, Thought Crimes, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs Film Festival in 2015 and aired on HBO that May. Variety named Erin one of the 10 Documentarians to watch in 2015. Neil Genzlinger of the The New York Times called Thought Crimes “absorbing” and a “primer for the century ahead.”
Before working with HBO, Erin hailed from the video team at VICE, specifically Motherboard where her produced content has amassed over 25 million views worldwide. One of her short films for VICE, “Click Print Gun,” won a Webby in 2013 and gained 7 million views in its first week online.