Cara Yeates is a producer, actor, writer and director.
She started her career in the theater creating and touring one woman shows across North America before moving to New York to pursue a career in film.
Upon moving to New York, Cara started to work with the Film Society of Lincoln Center / MoMA Film on the New York Film Festival and New Directors/New Films.
Cara jumped into her current role of partner and Head of Production at Trigger Creative in 2015 by producing their first feature film, The Three Metamorphoses.
Over her 15 years in the industry, Cara has worked on a diverse and evolving array of commercial and artistic projects and worn many hats. She loves to be creative, learn new things, and collaborate with innovative people.
Trigger Creative is a boutique production company run by Cara and her business partner Ryan Kipp. Based in Brooklyn, this small but mighty team produces documentary, narrative, corporate and commercial content. They strive to tell stories that both enrich and illuminate life.
For more information about Trigger Creative please visit - triggercr.com
Cara started producing her own theater shows in University. She moved into film by producing segments for the arts and culture show City Lights on Novus TV. The first short film that Cara produced, Artless, went viral with over 5,000 views in less than a week.
Cara jumped into her current role as Head of Production at Trigger by producing their first feature film, The 3 Metamorphosis. Since then, Cara has produced many projects at Trigger including the pilot for MIsha Calvert's Strut. Strut was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival's 2018 N.O.W. Creators Market.
The past fall, Cara spent two month in Europe producing a documentary for the Blockchain Entertainment studio SingularDTV.
Cara Yeates has toured four solo shows across North America. She wrote her first one-woman show Knee Deep in Muck about the great Canadian past time of tree planting. Cara toured Knee Deep to seven cities across Canada.
Her second show, Bye Bye Bombay, toured to fifteen cities. Highlights include shows at the Shelter Theater (San Miguel de Allende, MX), The Grand Theater (London, CA), The New York Fringe Festival (New York, USA) and the very first Hollywood Fringe (LA, USA). Both of these shows received Pick of the Fringe awards, five star reviews and played to sold-out houses.
Cara next collaborated with Leah Bailly on Some Reckless Abandon. Directed by Lori Triolo, Some Reckless Abandon's performance highlights include Summerworks (Toronto, CA), Uno Festival (Victoria, CA), UNLV (Las Vegas, USA), and the fanaticSalon (LA, USA).
Finally, Cara performed the world premiere of Brandon McLeod's The Big Oops at The Vancouver Cultural Center during the 2010 Olympics. TJ Dawe directed this dark comedy that was performed at the Blank Slate Festival (Whistler, CA) and the Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festivals.
Select Press Quotes:
“GO!” - LA Weekly
“Critics Pick” - Backstage Magazine “Cara Yeates gave a tour-de-force performance...Yeates is a revelation from the beginning to the end.” - CBC
“With the slightest movement, an eyebrow or a shift of the hand, Cara Yeates goes from impressionable to confident to smarmy to elegant as a host of colorful characters." - Uptown Magazine
"Cara Yeates delivers a blistering energy in her performance." -Vancouver Sun
“In a full-throttle solo performance, Yeates creates several vivid characters, switching between them effortlessly and convincingly.” - Georgia Straight
“Yeates has a spunky comic timing and delivery, but she's even better at physical characterization. That necessary skill of the solo performer, the character change, is handled with grace. She goes from elegant tour guide to smarmy director without blinking.” - Times Colonist
Cara began her foray into directing this past year by directing two documentaries. The first was a short documentary that followed a group of inner city kids from New York on their trip to Israel to perform at the Karmiel Dance Festival. The second documentary follows the electronic musician Gramatik as he tokenized himself on the blockchain. This documentary took Cara to 19 countries across Europe over two months.
Cara has worked in both film and theater.
She fell in love with acting at an early age performing in a school production of Fiddler on the Roof. She graduated with honors from the Dalhousie University's acting program.
She’s toured four one-woman shows across North America - Knee Deep in Muck, Bye Bye Bombay, Some Reckless Abandon and The Big Oops.
While researching her solo show Bye Bye Bombay, Cara lived and worked in "Bollywood" (Bombay). There, she acted in several commercials, films and guest starred on the TV show Phir Koi Hai.
Upcoming film roles for Cara include Dorie in Kent Jones' Diane that won Best Narrative at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and Laia in Jeff Lipsky's upcoming film The Last.