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The daughter of a Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran and an evangelical minister from the ‘burbs of Virginia’s Eastern seaboard. Carrie’s childhood was bible-belt normalcy: maintaining a guise of composure and virtue. Which didn’t last long.

 

This militant, spiritual family structure began brewing Carrie’s need to escape the southern lifestyle that stifled her creative release and personal evolution. Journaling, scrapbooking, and writing songs, Carrie was unsure how to best cultivate her passion for making others laugh, while staying off of her parent’s couch.

 

After studying filmmaking and television production at The Art Institute of Hollywood, Carrie was hit with the reality that not all educations end in a smooth dismount into stability. Slinging plates, washing dishes, driving rideshares, selling beauty products. Carrie wouldn’t let the city of angels discard her as it has done so many others. 

 

Eventually, she worked her way up the corporate ranks within the legalistic disciplines of Accounting and Payroll with the intent to master the rules of Hollywood unions, agreements, contracts, and payment schedules for her own Production Company, Stiffhand Productions, incorporated in 2018. Carrie is currently an IATSE Assistant Accountant at HBO for its many below-the-line productions. She’s working through post-production on a lauded proof-of-concept for this year's pilot season, while working towards becoming a television Director. Carrie enjoys drinking wine, traveling to warm climates, and punk rock  music .

Carrie Thompson

Small gal, Big Plans