writer & creator.


Hi! I'm Carly Keyes, born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. I studied at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to earn a B.A. in Screen Arts & Cultures from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a minor in writing and a concentration in screenwriting. I also studied "abroad" at University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

I interned in development for Will Smith's production company, Overbrook Entertainment, and in programming for Detroit's NBC affiliate. I worked on documentaries for Detroit Public TV while maintaining my own videography business, Create with Carly. Now, based in Los Angeles, I'm adapting an award-winning novel and submitting my independently-produced, one-hour pilot to festivals.

As a writer and creator who works within multiple mediums, I enjoy telling stories of recovery from substance use and other stigmatized mental health disorders as well as fusing my original music with projects. My personal and artistic journey is featured by The Huffington Postthe ASCAP FoundationSince Right Now, MLive and A Healthier Michigan.