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July 11, 2013 12:27 PM
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Project of the Day: An Independent Spirit Award Winner Adapts 'Carrie Pilby'

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"Carrie Pilby"

Tweetable logline: 

Independent Spirit Award winner Susan Johnson to direct a film based on the best-selling novel "Carrie Pilby" by Caren Lissner.


Elevator Pitch: 

Award winning Braveart Films is now crowdfunding and producing a feature film based on the critically-acclaimed and best-selling novel “Carrie Pilby”. Director Susan Johnson is an Independent Spirit Award winner, and has worked on hit movies, such as “Mean Creek” and another Kickstarter-funded film, “Eye of the Hurricane”. Some of Producer Suzanne Farwell's cast are Golden Globe winners, and Farwell has worked on hit movies, such as “Something’s Gotta Give” and “It’s Complicated”, and Producer Susan Cartsonis was named one of the top five grossing producers of the year by The Hollywood Reporter for the film “What Women Want”.


Production Team:

Director - Susan Johnson
Producer - Suzanne Farwell
Producer - Susan Cartsonis
Executive Producer - Teri Simpson

About the Production: 

"I...love...this...book. The second I read the last page, I knew this was a movie I had to direct. Carrie Pilby is such a relatable character, and not just for young women. We have put together a terrific team to bring this story to life. Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis are two of the best creative producers working today and their support is humbling. We are also honored that Caren Lissner is trusting us with her story. Caren's been a constant source of inspiration for us and an invaluable resource as production of the feature film begins." -- Susan Johnson


Current Status: 

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Filmmaker Website
Kickstarter Page




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1 Comment

  • Emily M. | July 11, 2013 12:57 PMReply

    I actually read the novel when it came out and it's great fun - sort of like a modern female Holden Caulfield thrust into NYC after graduating from Harvard at age 19. Looking forward to what these women do with it. A better logline might be: Introverted girl genius graduates from Harvard early and makes bumbling attempts to fit into dating and worklife in New York City.