Wendy Jo Carlton directed her first feature, HANNAH FREE, starring Emmy-winner Sharon Gless, as an older butch lesbian, in 2009. Carlton wrote/directed her second feature, JAMIE & JESSIE ARE NOT TOGETHER a lesbian romantic musical, which AfterEllen gave glowing reviews. Her lesbian dramedy web series, EASY ABBY, has received 50 million views for two seasons, and is available on LGBTQ platform REVRY. GOOD KISSER is Carlton’s third feature film featuring a queer female protagonist (who does not die).
Carlton was a recipient of the Navona Fellowship from the University of Illinois Chicago, where she earned an MFA in Moving Image. Her award-winning short films have screened internationally, including at The American Film Institute and Sundance. Carlton founded a media literacy and filmmaking program for teen girls called Chicks make Flicks, and is committed to community collaboration.