Introducing DeCarlis “Prestige” Madison; A Filmmaker To Keep An Eye Out For

June 7th, 2017

You first met Che in Rochester works for actor Che Holloway, an impromptu interview and amble through the Neighborhood of the Arts.

An aspiring and successful actor, Che is deeply immersed in the Rochester cultural scene. So much so, we’ve named him Che of The Town!

Exclusively for Talker, Che has solicited and is conducting interviews from about 80 Rochestarians working in a diversity of creative fields.

For the full series, see Che of The Town: Interviews

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Photos courtesy of DeCarlis Madison

Tell us a little about yourself, where your from, grew up, what H.S./College you attended etc.

I was born and raised in Rochester NY I lived here all my life. I attended Franklin high school and Rochester Business Institute for Business Administration.

What inspired you to be an artist/entertainer? Early experiences worth sharing?

I have been in the entertainment field for about 20 years with recording studios and also shooting music videos, films and documentaries for myself and others. Comedy was always a part of me since a kid I was the one with the jokes acting silly making my family and friends laugh so when opportunity presented itself I decided to do sketch comedy.

Talk about a time where you have faced adversity/conflict and have triumphed.Prestige 1

There was a time I would drink and party nearly every day while running my studio business and it was becoming a problem. Without the help of AA or any assistance, I put the bottle down and remained sober for two years. Since then a lot has changed and it made me stronger and I am able to have a drink now and then socially.

What do you believe sets you apart from other artists/entertainers?decarlis5

I’m a one man band I do the  writing, filming, casting, directing, promotion etc.. all by myself

Do you have other interests or hobbies?

I enjoy the outdoors, hiking and traveling.

Any projects you have out or currently working on?

I have a short film/Drama that I’ve been sitting on for almost a year that I hope to get started in the next upcoming weeks.

Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?

On a major T.V Network with my own show or behind the scenes writing or filming.

What advice can you give to aspiring artists/entertainers?

Don’t make excuses just go for it and eventually they will follow.

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Facebook DeCarlis Madison  Instagram DeCarlis Madison

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