On the strength of his well-received performance in ENTR'ACTE, von Carlowitz was nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard, an emotionally unhinged young performer whose feelings for his acting mentor get complicated when he learns of the man's abusive past. Clay was thrilled for the opportunity to jump onstage again, and hopes any awards recognition leads to more exciting challenges down the line.
February 23rd, 2020
Clay recently finished a weeklong run of the short drama ENTR'ACTE at the Strawberry One Act Festival in NYC. Written by Anthony Fusco and directed by Katherine Yacko, the play centers on a young actor (von Carlowitz) who decides to call out his coach, mentor and sometime lover (Peter Tarantino) for a history of predatory behavior. The festival brought together many of New York's best and brightest, and Clay was fortunate enough to get to advance to the final rounds of competition. There are tentative plans to revive the piece for sometime this summer, so stay tuned...
November 30th, 2019
EROS POINT, the arthouse horror short directed by McKegg Collins and starring Clay von Carlowitz and Asta Paredes, has just premiered for public viewing on Vimeo. Check out Villain Media's writeup for more info!
October 18th, 2019
Just in time for Halloween, writer/director/actor Clay von Carlowitz's mystery thriller THE SHADOW SCARF has made its world premiere online via Vimeo. Featuring von Carlowitz as charming bartender Jeffrey and Asta Paredes as the mysterious, alluring Aurora, his late-night visitor at the bar, this spooky, atmospheric short hooks you with genre tropes and then segues into dark dramatic territory. Take a look at Villain Media's recent writeup for more!
March 25th, 2019
Clay and his wife/production partner Asta Paredes spent the past week mixing it up with the fine folks at What the Fest!?, a cool NYC-based film festival highlighting cerebral and weird genre-bending movies. Here they are celebrating at Vol de Nuit following a spirited evening saluting female filmmakers, culminating in a screening of Roxanne Benjamin's 'Body at Brighton Rock.' Here's to the future of indie genre film!
February 16th, 2019
Clay joined 'Return to Nuke 'Em High' co-star Asta Paredes and director Lloyd Kaufman for a double feature of Volume 1 & Volume 2 of the hit cult film from Troma Entertainment at PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia, PA. The packed house enjoyed a lively Q&A during intermission, followed by photo ops and autographs.
February 10th, 2019
Writer, director and actor Clay von Carlowitz was recently honored by the Queen Palm International Film Festival for his short film, THE SHADOW SCARF, in which he stars with Asta Paredes. Nominations include Best Mystery Thriller, Best Poster and Best Original Score. Winners will be announced later this month, so stay tuned!
December 3rd, 2018
This past weekend, Clay had the privilege of attending the New York City Horror Film Festival with EROS POINT, a romantic arthouse horror short co-starring Asta Paredes in an Abandoned House/Fitchfort Films co-production. Directed by McKegg Collins, EROS tells the story of a couple who retreat to a family cabin during a zombie apocalypse. The film screened alongside an impressively diverse group of horror shorts from around the U.S. and across the pond, each offering a completely unique approach to genre storytelling. Now in its 16th year, NYC Horror Film Fest continued the trend of uniting talented filmmakers and actors of all sorts of backgrounds whose common goal is to disturb the audience in the best possible way.
November 5th, 2018
"(In) one of the best examples of modern film noir I have ever seen, Clay von Carlowitz plays the helpless lackey, which calls to mind DOUBLE INDEMNITY, one of the best film noir movies ever made."
THE SHADOW SCARF, written and directed by Clay von Carlowitz, who stars alongside Asta Paredes, made its world festival premiere at the Great Western Catskills International Film Festival in Andes, NY. The psychological horror short had the distinction of screening alongside the works of other genre stalwarts Larry Fessenden, Beck Underwood and Jeremiah Kipp. Playing to a packed house in the rustic tap room of Wayside Cider on a chilly Sunday afternoon, 'Shadow Scarf' thrilled an audience of indie film lovers and sparked interesting debates about making art with limitations, exploring deeply personal issues through works of fantasy and trusting your collaborators to deliver.
June 11th, 2018
BEYOND KNIGHT TRAILER PREMIERES
A passion project if there ever was one, Leo Shevchuk's 'Batman Beyond' concept trailer BEYOND KNIGHT just hit the web! Starring Clay as Terry McGinnis, a troubled teen who stumbles into a mentorship with Bruce Wayne in his quest for vengeance, the gritty comic book adaptation brings the hit animated series into the real world with a full-fledged live action extravaganza. Check out the cool mini-movie below, and share with your friends!
June 5th, 2018
ABANDONED HOUSE HOSTS PRIVATE EROS POINT SCREENING
This past weekend, Clay von Carlowitz and Asta Paredes teamed up with director McKegg Collins to host a special preview screening of arthouse horror short EROS POINT at Videology Bar & Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. In attendance were a mixture of friends, family and industry professionals, all of whom received the film warmly and enthusiastically. The festival journey begins!
April 7th, 2018
EROS POINT WRAPS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY
That's a wrap on arthouse horror-romance EROS POINT! Sharing the screen with Asta Paredes, Clay stars as Evan, a hopelessly idealistic man who faces the greatest challenge of his life when his wife (Paredes) encounters an unseen foe and falls ill. Holed up in a family cabin, this young couple must decide their next move before it's too late.
Writer McKegg Collins directed from his own script, while production duties rested on the combined efforts of Fitchfort Films and Abandoned House Productions. Stay tuned for updates on festivals as editing gets underway.
February 28th, 2018
EROS POINT IN PRE-PRODUCTION
Clay is currently preparing to act in a romantic post-apocalyptic drama short called EROS POINT. Written and directed by McKegg Collins, the film once again co-stars Asta Paredes. The pair portray a married couple - Evan and Sarah - who find themselves faced with the greatest challenge of their lives when one of them gets bitten by an unseen foe. As the drama unfolds, we learn more about what brought these two together, and we are forced to ponder whether their love will survive this unbearable predicament. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to principal photography!