Carl Seaton, born in Chicago, grew up with a strong affinity for movies and television shows. The
meteoric rise of the VCR turned his affinity for movies in to a full-blown addiction.
Carl’s addiction led him to Columbia College Film School where he studied the crafts of Directing and
Screenwriting. The creative environment at Columbia allowed Carl to flourish where he graduated with
Carl’s first feature film, One Week, was a drama about a heterosexual man that has to wait a week for
the results of an HIV test as he prepares for his wedding. The ultra-low budget film
screened all over the world in prestigious festivals like the Toronto International Film Festival, and
Fespaco. One Week also garnered awards at several film festivals including the American Black Film
Festival, Urbanworld, and the Chicago International Film Festival.
Following the success of One Week, Carl co-wrote a screenplay, Step In The Name Of Love, that was
acquired by MGM.
In 2016, Carl premiered his latest film, a Movie of the Week for the TvOne Network, Bad Dad Rehab,
starring Malik Yoba, the film is about four men that go to a rehab program that helps them become
better fathers. The film garnered Carl a NAACP Image Award nomination.
Carl’s career in episodic directing began when he was hired by John Singleton to direct two episodes of
the TV show Rebel.
Since then, Carl has gone on to direct a wide range of shows like The CW’s, The Originals, Dynasty, and
Supergirl, Dick Wolf’s Chicago PD, Fire, and Med, Bull, The Chi, FBI, and most recently, Carl was
nominated for an NAACP Image award for his work on directing the late John Singelton’s show, Snowfall.
Carl is currently gearing up for a full slate of shows that he will be directing in the upcoming year.