We had the good fortune of connecting with Katz Carter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katz, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process was I wanted to be able to sign checks under my production company. I was shooting my 1st short film with a budget and I wanted to look like a professional shoot. I was hiring the cast and crew. Money was coming in and I wanted it separate from my personal account. My banker said in order for me to do that I have to have an official business license.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art form is storytelling in all forms. I tell stories through pictures, moving pictures, & writing. What sets me apart is my 3rd eye of telling stories. Every creative person has what we call a third eye. It’s how we view the world artistically. Every individual person has their own worldview and I just hope I can show you the world through my eyes and hope it’s entertaining and encouraging. Professionally I got to where I am today just by checking out different film schools. RRFC Recording Radio Film Connection was the last school I went to where they had mentorships. I also have this year drive to get better each time. I figured if I don’t push myself my stories won’t get out there. No one can do it but me but I need to figure it out. The lessons are learned along the way are trust, and how to Conduct the business side of filmmaking instead of the creative side. It takes a moment to see who has your best interest and to be able to recognize that. Also the production side of filmmaking, the paperwork was a major learning curve. I would like the world to know that my brand & story will inspire and have you walking away with with a different outlook.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To be honest I don’t get out much in Los Angeles. I like going winetasting out in Temecula. Recently I drove up to Mount Shasta because that’s where the earth chakras are. Nice camping grounds to clear your head and get in tune with the earth. As I get older I’m looking for more places that’s more calm and peaceful.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Natasha Jimenez is my Shoutout. She just started her business Tashaface photography. She’s my 1st Assistant Director and she gets the job done. She’s one of those, if she hasn’t done it before she’ll figure it out and do extensive research. Smart and hard working. Without her I wouldn’t of been able to get any of my projects completed.
Pictures from Tashaface photography.