Karlton T. Clay has always loved to write. He BEgan writing at a very young age. But it wasn’t until his time at Davidson Fine Arts School in Augusta, GA that he BEgan to get involved in production and wanting to use his gift of writing as his career. However, on March 18th, 2002, Karlton, at the age of 16, was diagnosed with acute lymphoma leukemia. Instead of succumbing to this terrible disease in his life, Karlton decided that he was going to persevere. During his time in recovery, he grew closer to his family, and his relationship with God strengthened. Also, from this experience, VICTORY PRODUCTIONS was born.
Karlton graduated from Davidson Fine Arts School in 2004, and from Georgia State University in 2008m with a bachelor’s degree in film and television production. Under Victory Productions, Karlton has written, produced, and directed several theater productions, 3 short films, 2 pilots for television, and 5 web series: College Daze (SeptemBEr 2007-January 2011), The Lyons Den (February 2012-present), Karma (SeptemBEr 2014-present), Lovers Lane (2015-present), and Color Blind (2015-present), which is co-created and produced with Saint Abia Williams.
The Lyons Den and Karma have BEen accepted into several web festivals, nominated, and awarded several awards including the L.A. Web Fest from 2013-2016, the Rome Web Awards from 2014-2016, the Miami Web Fest, The
Urban Media Makers Film Festival in Atlanta, GA, the ATL Web Fest, the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, the Red Hook International Film Festival in Brooklyn, New
York, the African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase in Los Angeles, CA. The Lyons Den has won a total of 8 awards at the L.A. Web Fest including Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Producing; while
Karma has won a total of 3 awards at the L.A. Web Fest and 3 awards at the Rome Web Awards including BEst Directing in a Romance.
Karlton is also the author of the As The Earth Spins book series, and he is the host and executive producer of Karlton Says Live, an entertainment talk show, which launched March 2014. In everything he does, Karlton hopes to remain true to who he is and BE that BEacon of hope that will inspire others to follow their dreams.