Actress, writer, and film maker Alyze Elyse, from Greensboro, North Carolina, is considered the first Black female independent filmmaker with a proven number of over 25 million movie streams on Amazon Prime and counting. Her first break came with the release of her first independent film entitled “Innocent”. Since then she has broken barriers for females in the independent entertainment industry, both music and film alike nationwide, with theatrical release distributed through major platforms such as Netflix, Redbox, Walmart, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Video On Demand just to name a few.
Through her company, Soul City Films, Alyze has executive produced, wrote, and created a total of 7 film projects consisting of 5 Dramas, 2 Animation Comedies along side her long time partner, producer, and director, Jarrell Crump, and has sold thousands of her films all across the country direct to consumers at mall kiosks. Alyze says she wants to continue to grow and bring different stories that captivate her growing audience. Alyze explains why it mean so much to let people know her story,
“Like any other creator, I want the people to know the story that is sometimes untold. It’s a lot of great talent in the world that works just as hard as I do and I represent their existence. I’m a success story and I will continue to believe that I’m living the American dream in a time when people feel dreams are destroyed daily but I believe my journey to success will continue to inspire many to believe even when the odds are against them.”
In what always seems to be a male dominated business, Alyze Elyse is doing things her way and is an inspiration to all young women whom desire to “beat the odds.” Check out Alyze’s film releases on Amazon Prime.