Carl Oprey was born in Liverpool England. He holds a BA from Liverpool School of Art (LJMU) and the 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 with various directors including: John Irvin, Nikita Mikhalkov, James Ivory and Kenneth Brannagh.
He has had feature film scripts acquired on spec by Twentieth Century Fox, 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, created print and radio journlism in the UK and USA for over ten years, and published fiction in various magazines and anthologies.