Screenplays and Documentary Series
Founded in 2002, Carmic Productions releases short and feature documentaries
about environmental issues and artists, as well as screenplays, with a range from comedy to crime, romcom and historical drama.
Carmic Productions is the place where Carole Ryavec hangs her hat when she’s working.
Founder of Carmic Productions,
Documentary Filmmaker / Screenwriter
Carole at the Slamdance Film Festival
Born to a Slovenian-American family, Ryavec has dual nationality. She directed an episode of Vancouver 2010 – Stories of Olympic Glory featuring Petra Majdic for Showtime. Her own company, Carmic Productions, created two feature documentaries, Wind Shadows, on saving Kenya’s wildlife heritage in the central Rift Valley, and Letters from Slovenia, exploring cultural identity in her ancestral village at Slovenia’s Italian border.
She started production of the short doc series NYC Takes On ART in 2008, a series of six half hour shows featuring foreign-born artists working in New York.
Her second short doc series is Water Bucks, exploring the cost of privatization of water operations in American cities.
Carole is also an award winning screenwriter (Venus Retrograde, Chef’s Special, Embargo, and Dark Pools).
Originally trained as a historian, and later working in investment banking, Ryavec worked in Tokyo for over ten years. Before studying screenwriting at NYU, she held various financial positions, including chief price negotiator for central contracts at New York City’s Department of Education.