Carol Brandt earned her Bachelor's degree in Film from UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts in 2014. Brandt wrote and directed her first feature, Things Found on the Ground, at the age of 20. The film had its world premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2013. Her fourth feature, Pet Names, premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Brandt currently resides and works out of Milwaukee.