Carrie Pilby (film)

Carrie Pilby
Carrie Pilby (film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Susan Johnson
Produced by
Written by
Based on Carrie Pilby
by Caren Lissner
Music by Michael Penn
Cinematography Gonzalo Amat
Edited by Phillip J. Bartell
Braveart Films
Distributed by The Orchard
Release date
  • September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09) (TIFF)
  • March 31, 2017 (2017-03-31) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Carrie Pilby is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Susan Johnson and written by Kara Holden and Dean Craig, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Caren Lissner. The film stars Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Jason Ritter, William Moseley, Vanessa Bayer, and Colin O'Donoghue. Principal photography on the film began on December 14, 2015 in New York City.

It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in a limited release on March 31, 2017, before being released through video on demand on April 4, 2017, by The Orchard.




On June 17, 2013, it was announced that Braveart Films' producer Susan Johnson would make her directorial debut with the adaptation of the coming-of-age novel Carrie Pilby written by Caren Lissner, and the film would be produced by Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis of Storefront Pictures.[6] Hailee Steinfeld was previously attached to play the titular role in the film, whose script was written by Kara Holden and Dean Craig.[7] Steinfeld dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by indie film star Bel Powley. Articles about the film noted its largely female production team, female head writer and female director.

Principal photography on the film began on December 14, 2015 in New York City.[8]


The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016.[9] In November 2016, The Orchard acquired U.S distribution rights to the film.[10] The film is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2017, in a limited release and through video on demand on April 4, 2017.[11]


  1. ^ Ford, Rebecca (August 5, 2015). "'Diary of a Teenage Girl' Actress Bel Powley to Star in 'Carrie Pilby' (Exclusive)". Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Ford, Rebecca (February 5, 2015). "Eddie Izzard Joins Hailee Steinfeld in 'Carrie Pilby' (Exclusive)". Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (April 8, 2015). "Tom Wilkinson, Jason Ritter Join Indie 'Carrie Pilby' (Exclusive)". Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ VENKATESA, NIKHIL (April 22, 2015). "Alum's movie casts Vanessa Bayer". Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Colin O'Donoghue will be joining the cast of Carrie Pilby". October 20, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (June 17, 2013). "'Carrie Pilby' Headed For Big Screen (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ Ford, Rebecca (January 9, 2015). "Hailee Steinfeld to Star in YA Adaptation 'Carrie Pilby' (Exclusive)". Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "On the Set 12/11/15: James Franco and Seth Rogen Start 'The Disaster Artist', Owen Wilson & Ed Helms Wrap 'Bastards'". December 11, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Toronto To Open With 'The Magnificent Seven'; 'La La Land', 'Deepwater Horizon' Among Galas & Presentations". Deadline. July 26, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  10. ^ Hipes, Patrick (November 1, 2016). "The Orchard Acquires Bel Powley Movie 'Carrie Pilby'". Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  11. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 25, 2017). "Bel Powley-Starrer 'Carrie Pilby' Gets March Release Date". Retrieved January 26, 2017. 

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