In 2021, Carolyn co-founded the production company Chatty Rats Productions with her creative partner, Mia Rose Kavensky. Together, they executive produced and starred in their debut film, And Along Came Lily in October 2021. Their mission is to create thought-provoking film and television—both comedies, dramas, and everything in between—that have strong female leads and often tackle difficult issues with a focus on gender equality. As a practice, they pledge to employ film crews that are mostly female/non-binary identifying and/or BIPOC.
And Along Came Lily Short Film
About 75% of women and people with vulvas never reach a climax during penetration, yet most are too afraid to talk about the clitoral and g-spot orgasm. We’re hoping this film creates a safe environment for all to explore themselves with or without a partner and close the "Orgasm Gap."
And Along Came Lily is an intimate story following a young woman’s journey to understanding the mythical orgasm. Growing up in the Midwest, Lily never confronted uncomfortable sexual topics. Now jobless, living in New York and in need of some extra cash flow, her best friend Rachel finds the perfect solution: A Katz Deli competition awarding $10,000 to whoever can best re-enact the famous When Harry Met Sally “women fake orgasms” scene. Will this allow Lily to face her fears and vulnerabilities surrounding her own body and pleasure? Or will she just keep on “faking it”?
SEED & SPARK CAMPAIGN
With the help of friends, family, colleagues, supporters, and sponsors like Bellesa, we were able to raise $12,085 for the project and became GREENLIT!
We completed principal photography over a weekend in October 2021. Here are some BTS photos from the production weekend:
FILM FESTIVAL RUN
We are so excited to have premiered at the 2023 Big Apple Film Festival in NYC. Since then, we have also screened at Greenpoint Film Festival, Chain Film Festival, Lift Off Global Network Film Festival, and New Faces New Voices Film Festival. To stay up to date with the project, you can check out our Instagram Page.