Clay von Carlowitz is an actor and filmmaker based in NYC. A graduate of Kenyon College, he made his feature film debut as actor, writer and director in 'The House in the Woods,' before scoring the role of Eugene in Troma's 'Return to Nuke 'Em High.' Between film projects, he's appeared in satirical comedy play 'Ophelia' with Gotham Dance Theater, 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea' at the Robert Moss Theater in the East Village, was nominated for Best Actor for the short play ‘Entr’acte’ at the Strawberry One Act Festival and had a lead role in the Zoom play reading of Simon Bowler’s ‘Forger.’ His flair for the subversive led to roles in Kafka-themed web series 'Under InspeKtion,' Liam Regan's horror comedy 'My Bloody Banjo' and Michael Walker's meta-slasher 'Cut Shoot Kill.' Through his Abandoned House Productions banner (co-owned by wife Asta Paredes), he wrote, directed and acted in 'The Shadow Scarf' and co-produced Paredes' 'The Slightest Touch.' Lead roles in recent horror shorts 'Scorch' and 'They Never Left' won acclaim on the festival circuit, and more recently he acted in 'Eros Point,' a romantic arthouse horror short. Currently developing several feature-length thrillers from his own scripts - including two he wrote during the pandemic - Clay is set to star opposite Asta Paredes as brooding gym owner/screenwriter Gavin in "Shadowboxes," a romantic drama he wrote and will direct this fall. He continues to stay creative, whatever the circumstances may be.