Christian Media Founder Returns to Acting, Producing Following Faith-based Leave
Holypop Media Group Founder, Actor Chris Carberg, is returning to his roots in entertainment following a four year sabbatical, focused on centering a life on Christ. His exit from entertainment came just as he was finding success in Hollywood, with a supporting role in the Amanda Bynes' comedy, Sydney White and the successful distribution of his film, The Prodigal Guns (Kill Zone).
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
For many performers, Chris Carberg's position in entertainment was enviable. He was a young, talented actor with some success appearing in the comedy, Sydney White, starring Amanda Bynes. As if that wasn't enough, he'd had multiple screenplays optioned by production companies and was focused on creating family-friendly entertainment and had his first-produced (pre-Christian) film, The Prodigal Guns (Kill Zone) distributed. But then, he just stopped. Chris Carberg left acting altogether for four years, leaving many close to him to wonder why. He had momentum, connections and talent, the recipe for success in Hollywood.
"I wasn't bored by acting nor did I find the industry to be the problem. I just felt like I needed to try some other stuff, to make certain that if I ended up doing this, that my morals wouldn't be compromised," Carberg said.
This wasn't just a planned exit, however, this was an attempt to prove something that had gnawed at him for some time. He recalled something an acting teacher had told him years before, and decided to either prove it right or wrong.
"She told me, 'If there's anything else you want to do, or can do, other than acting, do it', and so I decided I should make sure entertainment is the right path for me" said Carberg.
For the past four years, Chris Carberg learned numerous other trades, such as social media management, copywriting, and marketing. In addition, he used the time to create a Christian media company (Holypop Media Group LLC) which launched a faith-based website, Holypop.com, which has over 40,000 visits per year by Christians wanting to read the Bible or get faith-specific answers. He worked for numerous companies, experiencing the ebb and flow of an uncertain economy, but through it all, his heart remained with his original trade.
"Acting and writing are not just something you do for fun or fame. They're a calling, especially with Jesus Christ at the center. You begin to realize that you're an instrument through which He exhibits his blessings," said Carberg.
After intense prayer and the support of his wife, Jenna, with four years away from what he loved most, he made the difficult but important decision to relaunch his career.
"I know that I still have the talent, and I'm still young (29), but it definitely takes a lot of effort to pick up where you left off in an industry that only remembers what you did for it lately."
To get things moving again, Chris started by rebuilding his web presence with ChrisCarberg.com, which will give updates as to his acting pursuits and screenplays (both optioned and in progress). Chris is also in talks with a number of faith-based film companies about appearing in Christian films.
"It's important to me to be apart of entertainment that I can proudly stand behind. There is a movement of people of faith doing incredibly brilliant work, such as the Kendrick brothers, Erwin brothers and more. I'm ready to use my talents to be a positive portrayal of Jesus Christ in the entertainment industry," Carberg said.
In addition to acting and meeting with production companies and agencies regarding acting, Carberg is working on a rewrite of "The Last Shot" and two other faith/family film screenplays.
"I'm refreshed and my personal faith has never been stronger. I'm blessed to know what I love to do, and I intend to succeed."
His online home is ChrisCarberg.com but he can also be found on Facebook & Twitter.
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