Cape Town, South Africa – Carey grew up in Cape Town and studied English at Cambridge and filmmaking at NYU grad. Her thesis film HEARTSPACE screened at festivals including Cinequest, Clermont-Ferrand and FESPACO.
ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB, a feature documentary about nuclear weapons, premiered at Tribeca 2004, won the grand jury prize at Silverdocs and the Bologna Human Rights Nights. Other festivals include Seattle, Florida, Hawaii, Copenhagen, Geneva, Seoul, Belgrade, Hiroshima, MOMA and the Japan Society in New York. An associated short film B is for BOMB won the Cannes 2006 Short Film Corner competition.
Carey is currently in post on her first feature, BLACK SOUTH-EASTER, about a township cop who takes on the Triad and police corruption in Cape Town. She is a prolific screenwriter with three other scripts at different stages of development.