“I’ve had a desire to work in the entertainment
industry for along time,” says Carter. “I’m
looking forward to seeing our final product on screen.”
Carter got started in scriptwriting when her friend, actress
Karrie Salmon, was looking for scripts in which to showcase
her talent. Carter wrote her first script, “The Marrying
Type,” for Salmon. The two worked in the film together
and shortly afterward formed ChicK Productions, to produce
more films. The two are currently working on ways to promote
their new business venture.
The Marrying Type,” tells the story of Maya, a young
woman who goes to her 10-year class reunion. Once there, she
runs into the last person she wants to see – her ex-boyfriend.
Old feelings resurface and Maya finds herself facing the possibility
of reliving the past.
This was Carter’s first film venture as a writer. It
was shot with a $2,500 budget, and the cast and crew mostly
worked pro bono. Filming began in June and took one month to
complete. Three months later the final cut was entered into
film festivals. Both were selected by the ‘Ohina Showcase
and will be screened on Oct. 17 and 18 at the Honolulu Academy
of Arts. In November, “The Right Spot” will be
featured in the Honolulu International Film Festival.
Carter grew up in New Brunswick, Canada. She spent several
years in Montreal and Vancouver before moving to Hawai‘i
in 2000. Carter graduated from HPU with a B.A. in Journalism.
During her time at HPU, she worked as a writer and section
editor for the Kalamalama. She also wrote for Senior View Magazine,
the Downtown Planet, and the Montreal Suburban.
Salmon, a St. Louis, Missouri native, holds a doctorate degree
in pharmacology, and has been acting and modeling in Honolulu
since 2001. Her experience includes commercials, independent
films, showcases, and various print ads. In addition, Salmon
recently completed a public service announcement to be aired
on ‘Olelo Community Television. Currently Salmon works
as a pharmacist for the Department of Defense, and as an adjunct
nursing professor teaching pharmacology for the nursing program
at Kapiolani Community College.
Carter lives in Waikiki where she works as a freelance writer