February 18, 2016 • Anonymous
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Living the life of an aspiring actor is something Manhattanville College alumnus Marcus Carr ’12 knows all too well. He is now hoping that this experience combined with his talent will come in handy when his web series “Hollywood Square,” launches later this year.
“It’s my story. I am Allen,” Carr says referring to the series’ main character.
“Hollywood Square” follows hopeful actor Allen, played by Carr, as he learns the ins and outs of show business, and the hardships he experiences along the way. During the series Allen will have to figure out if following his dream is worth all of the struggles he faces, and whether he will be able to do so without compromising his values.
In addition to being the series’ star, Carr is also the writer and producer of the six episode series that is loosely based off of his life since he moved to Los Angeles about a year and a half ago. Through his decision to take full ownership of his acting career, Carr hopes to inspire others to pursue their passions.
"While my journey is in entertainment, it is my goal to inspire people in any industry. You can't press ‘rewind’ on life, so pursue your passion while you have the chance,” the former communications
major said. “Through this project, I've taken my career into my own hands while also creating opportunities for other passionate artists."
In addition to “Hollywood Square,” Carr has appeared in the movie “All Wifed Out,” the television series “Golden Boy,” and the short films, “Tattered,” “Clématis,” and “Bottles.”
Ultimately, Carr would like to partner with a streaming service such as Netflix or Hulu to produce the series but for now he is calling on friends, family, and others to believe in his project and donate to a Kickstarter campaign. If his $6,000 goal is met Carr will use the funds for marketing and publicity, post production, crew, and other needs for producing a successful series.
The pilot episode of the six-episode season of “Hollywood Square” will be available on March 1, at the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign. The remaining episodes will be produced after March 1, and are scheduled to be released on June 1.
A clip from the pilot episode is available to watch here
Photo Courtesy of Marcus Carr
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