Hey, y’all.

I’m Camden.

What I deeply love – to the point of embarrasing enthusiasm – is writing, producing, and directing films.

My hope is that every movie I make may improve the world a little bit through laughter, change in habits, or awareness of something new.

Although my movies may sometimes feature serious subjects, I rarely take myself too seriously.

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Official Bio

Camden Watts is a self-taught filmmaker born and raised in eastern North Carolina.

She is passionate about stories set in the South, whether they are scripted or non-fiction films. Watts has written, produced, directed, and self-distributed four films since she started making movies in 2007. She is starting her fifth and sixth films in 2016.

Watts and her work have been featured by the News & Observer, WRAL, WUNC’s “The State of Things” and many podcasts. She has given talks to audiences at Meredith College, the Triangle AdFed, and N.C. State University.

Passionate about supporting her fellow filmmakers, Watts started the TriFilm Society in 2009. The organization shares resources, connections, and opportunities to build a stronger film industry in North Carolina. Learn more and sign up for email updates at

At Meredith College, Watts studied graphic design, photography, and professional communications, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 2003. She studied and performed improvisational comedy for 10 years before focusing full time on making movies.

Watts and her husband, Derek, live in Raleigh, N.C., with their dog, Louie.

2 thoughts on “About Camden Watts

  • January 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    We met at Designbox when you had the co-working space for a while. I would love to be able to see the photo essays you mentioned about tobacco farming and small town America. I was raised in a small town in Bertie County and my dad was a tobacco farmer. Are those photos available anywhere for viewing?

    Excited about what you are doing – thanks for sharing.

    • February 3, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Dick, great to hear from you! Those bacca barn photos are in old archived prints. I was in high school working as a writer, photographer, and co-editor on a magazine called “Opus” at the time. I’m still totally obsessed with the old weathered barns, blue skies, and open fields. I’ll have to dig up a few and share them sometime soon!


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