Carl Oprey was born in Liverpool, England where he attended the Everyman and National Youth Theatres. He holds a BA from Liverpool School of Art and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. For several years he worked in the film industry as an assistant and second unit director to a wide range of directors including: John Irvin, Nikita Mikhalkov, James Ivory and Kenneth Brannagh.
Carl has had feature film scripts acquired on spec by Fox Searchlight, been commissioned by BBC films and originated and developed several television series both in the UK and US. He has also written and directed several off-Broadway plays and published fiction in various magazines, journals and anthologies.
He has taught graduate and post-graduate Film, Literature and Critical Theory and occasionally chairs panel discussions on film topics and digital narratives. He has also produced and presented radio out of Los Angeles and is a contributory writer and columnist in several print and online magazines.
His most recent project is The Boy Who Made The King Cry