Carlovy Musicc is a talented filmmaker and music artist from Harlem, New York. Growing up, he was influenced by his parents in music. His father would sing songs by famous music artists such as Earth, Wind and Fireand The Temptations. His mother would listen to music in their home from famous music artists such as Erykah Badu, Salt-N-Pepa and Sade. Carlovy Musicc was inspired by Hip-Hop music when he heard the song by one of the world’s most famous Hip-Hop music artist Snoop Dogg song entitled, “Ain’t Nothin’ But A G Thang.” Since 1998, Carlovy Musicc has been recording music and recording in studios since 2002. Since 2007, he has been doing live performances, interviews, radio plays, blogs, websites and selling merchandise. He has been featured on songs by a few independent music artists such as Nova Mandarke, MillionDollarZeek and Pillz (Pop heavy). In 2013, he received an Hip-Hop Junky TV Award in 2nd place for his music single entitled, “Low Rider.” In 2015, he received The IT Factor Award from Hip-Hop Junky TV in 3rd place. In 2016, he received an award with Hip-Hop Junky TV for his music single entitled, “Take It Slow.”
In the filming industry, he was inspired by famous actors such as Mekhi Phifer, Lorenz Tate, Marlon Wayans and Jim Carrey and inspired by famous film directors such as Keenan Ivory Wayans and Spike Lee. Since 2014, he has acted in stage plays, short and feature films independently. He has been featured in films such as A Story Teller by Tae Day, L.I.T.E. The Film 1 and 2 by A SpikeZeekVision, The Liqu3 by A SpikeZeek Vision, Man Hunter: The Film by A SpikeZeek Vision and S.T.A.I.N. The Movie by A SpikeZeek Vision. In 2017,he wrote, directed and starred in his own films. He released two of his own feature films entitled, “Carlovy Musicc’s FRIEND ZONE: The Movie and Carlovy Musicc’s JACKPOT: The Movie.
Carlovy Musicc has given back to his community in many ways to provide independent artists and actors free coaching and give advice on their musical and acting careers. He has also done pro-bono photo shoots at networking events.
His goal as a filmmaker is to give his audience his perspective on stories that everyone can relate to and show that there is always a brighter side. His message that he wants to portray in his films and music is “Don’t allow negativity to distract you. Stand up for what you truly believe in. Stay Positive through it all.” The message he wants to give to the youth is to “Put God first. Do not seek praise for your accomplishments. Do everything genuinely and out of the kindness of your heart and stay positive.”
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/karlovymusic
Social Media: @carlovymusicc and @bookcarlovymusicc on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Abhilash Shetty is a self-taught, talented, upcoming film maker from Karnataka, India. He was inspired to go into films by Indian artists such as Upendra and Shahid Kapoor. His role models are Alejandro Inarritu, Quentin Tarantino and Vishal Bhardwaj. Abhilash Shetty has written and directed the short film called “CRONY”, which has received Official Selection for two international short film festivals. Currently, he is working on two short films, a documentary film and writing a feature film. He always had a passion for films but did not have the courage to come out of his comfort zone because he had a stable corporate job, which he was content with but was not truly happy until he decided to step out on faith and pursue after his dreams. Today, Abhilash Shetty is doing what he loves to do and that is film making. He is happier than he has been before. By him taking his leap of faith, he has encouraged and been an inspiration to his fellow mates to follow their dreams and not settle for a mediocre life. He has been featured in two short films and currently working on another short film. Over the next ten years, he sees himself as a world wide recognized original film maker. One of his favorite quotes is “If a million people see my movie, I hope they see a million different movies.”-Quentin Tarantino.
When the question was asked ,”What message would you give to the youth today?” He quoted, “I just want to tell them, not to compromise with their ideas and ideologies just to earn some extra money and never to lose the convention they have within. Never do something, just because others are doing it because every Filmmaker is different in their own way and that’s what the film making needs in the current situation.
HOWARD WOLLIASTON JR AKA BANKS
Howard Wolliaston, also known as Banks, is a native from Harlem, New York whose ultimate goal is to be a successful actor and a youth advocate. Since childhood, his passion for acting came from watching great actors such as Will Smith, “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Jamie Foxx, “The Jamie Foxx Show” to name a few which sparked his motivation and creativity to study and enhance his craft to become an actor. Howard has worked on many projects ranging from theatrical, short films, music videos, feature films and web-series. His works include “Life Is Short Cherish Every Moment, an off broadway show, “The Black Scrooge”, an off broadway show, “Scallywags”, a feature film, “My Brother’s Keeper”, a short film, appearance on FOX tv show “Gotham”, as a background actor, “Crosstown Wreck”, a web-series Sag project comedy, “No Options”, a drama web-series. Howard Williaston is mostly known for his character, Chase, on the Jamaican American web series “Sons of Kingston”.
“Crosstown Wreck” is a comedy web-series. He played a character named Russell who is trying to come to the realization that he needs to move on from his current relationship. Russell has two best friends, Tommy and Max, to help steer him in the right direction.
“No Options” is an action/drama web-series. He will be playing a character named Fresh. Fresh is the youngest of an organized drug gang, who means business and does not play games. This web-series will be coming out soon!
“Sons Of Kingston” is a dramatic urban, Jamaican American web-series inspired by the streets of Kingston, Jamaica and New York City. The web-series is based upon a quick hustle to stay alive as Zink and Stunts greed leads them down a path of destruction. Howard plays a character named Chase. Chase is a grimy, street smart, untrustworthy, funny and always making moves to make money to get out of the game.
“My Brother’s Keeper” is a dramatic short drama inspired by true events. Howard portrays the character Andre. Andre is responsible for himself and his little brother after the passing of their parents. In order to make ends meet, Andre borrows money from the local loan shark and when it’s time to pay the loanshark back things become hectic for Andre.
Currently, Howard Wolliaston is working on a few upcoming projects that are short films which should be coming out 2017. Howard is a hardworking and dedicated person and doing amazing things in his life to provide a better a life not only for himself but his family as well. Since he was younger, his father always told him “who don’t hear must feel”. This is one of his favorite quotes. The meaning of the quote is “if I say don’t go around the corner because the floor is slippery then you go and fall because you didn’t hear now you will feel.”
Howard has been a great influence to youths in various ways. When he worked at Spring Creek Middle School in Brooklyn, New York as an after school teacher teaching theater arts, literacy and assistant basketball coach. He always spoke to the youth by encouraging them to make better decisions and know that there is no dream that is unattainable. By being an example to the youth, he shows them what he accomplished thus far and inspires them that there is no limit to accomplishing your dreams. If Howard was not an actor, he would have been a counselor for the youth.
In the next five years, Howard sees himself becoming a successful actor and winning an Oscar award and being an inspiration to others who are trying to make their footprints in the filming industry.
When he isn’t acting, he likes to relax by watching tv shows and films, hanging out with friends and family, reading and perfecting his acting craft and reading books such as The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene.
A message that Howard has for those who are pursuing a dream whether it’s acting, filming, teacher or whatever it is you love in life to never give up. All you ever need is one person to like you and give you that shot to push you forward, always keep high hopes and most of all what’re your doing go with god because you’ll never fail.