Filmmaking

Carrie Preston, Mark Holmes and James Vasquez formed Daisy 3 Pictures in 2004 to create what they like to call “gay films you can take your Mother to, and women’s films with a ‘broad’ appeal.” In other words, high caliber films for audiences that are often overlooked by the typical film studios.

Their first feature, 29th and Gay, written by James Vasquez and directed by Carrie was acquired by TLA Releasing and is available on DVD at Amazon. Their second project, the short film Feet of Clay, written by David Caudle and directed by Carrie, did the festival circuit. Their second feature film, Ready? OK!, was written and directed by James Vasquez. It features Carrie, her brother John Preston, Lurie Poston, Michael Emerson, and Kali Rocha. It was acquired by Wolfe Releasing and is available on DVD at Amazon.

Their third feature That’s What She Said was written by Kellie Overbey and directed by Carrie Preston. It stars Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis, Alia Shawkat, Kellie Overbey and Kate Rigg. It had its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by Phase 4 Films. At the 2012 Nashville Film Festival it won Best Film by a Woman Director (Carrie Preston) and Best Actress (Alia Shawkat) At the Film Out San Diego 2012, it won Best Screenplay (Kellie Overbey) and the Audience Award for Best Supporting Actress (Marcia DeBonis) It had a theatrical run in the fall of 2012 and is currently available on all digital and DVD platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Redbox, Walmart, Blockbuster and more. It was also acquired by Showtime.

Carrie directed the web series Darwin: The Series which can be watched at www.darwintheseries.com.

The latest film Carrie directed, a comedy concert film starring Kate Rigg called “Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Good Time Fun Fun Show.”, had its world premiere at the Soho International Film Festival and will be available for streaming later in the year.