Years of experience: 20+
Kimberly Nichelle is from Birmingham, Alabama and has been residing in the Atlanta area since 2002. She studied TV Production & Journalism at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with a Master of Science in Business Management from the University of Maryland.
Kimberly has always had a passion for the arts. She began her acting and writing career at a very young age and has continued to enhance these creative skills throughout her young adult years.
As an actress, she has done theater and has been cast in several major productions here in the Atlanta market. She has done a myriad of extra roles, been featured as an extra, and has been featured as a principal actor.
As a writer, she published her first poem in 2002 for which she received an Editor’s Choice Award. Her first book (Reflections of Life: The Love, The Joy, and The Afflictions) was published in December 2010 and is available for sale on Amazon.com. The proceeds from this book benefit Domestic Violence Awareness. A humanitarian by heart, she continues to be a strong advocate for promoting change and creating community awareness through her writing and projects.
Some of her aspirations include, but not limited to; creating a well-received reality show, pitching her novels and scripts to television and film companies in hopes to see the plots come to visual life, and creating her own production company. She is also an avid writer of playwrights and screenplays and has recently finished her first screenplay for which she is seeking film investors.
Upon seeing the vision of A Real Desire Kimberly saw a kindred spirit with Matthew and decided to join forces and help to elevate the cause. Kimberly says, "It's all about servitude." She has been a great support and works very diligently to help fund the organizations with great ideas that will benefit everyone.
A Real Desire is a 501(c) 3, nonprofit that focuses on the development and management of performing artists. We believe that the lack of funds should not impair an individual from success, so we have designed a formula and programs to teach individuals how to enhance their craft. We aim to provide the proper knowledge and education needed for each individual so they can grow and be successful. Having a solid foundation and purpose are just a few things a person will always get from us. A Real Desire is here to help others execute and excel in their talent, stay in a positive light, grow in excellence, and stay on the right path. We are based in Bronx, NY and rebuilding in Atlanta, GA; catering to everyone everywhere, if it is a positive journey (i.e., modeling, acting, singing, dancing, designing, etc.). We will also use film to educate and develop the youth and adults alike. Our goal is to help while educating and mentoring to help those further their dreams and help bring visions and dreams into manifestation.
A Real Desire is also creating a safe space for those evicted by their parents because of being LGBTQ+ and would love for you to support us. We are looking for all the necessary resources to create quality housing and films utilizing film students, filming equipment, filming locations, financial support, and product placement. If there is anything you can donate to help create these films or secure housing and a facility for the students, we thank you in advance. According to “College Tuition Compare”, in the United States, 1,118 colleges and universities are offering Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts programs. The average tuition & fees of the Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts program at the schools are $7,417 for state residents and $27,621 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2020-2021. We aspire to have funding to cover the cost for individuals by maintaining in-house programs to self-fund the organization like films and community events where those in the community can donate or receive information to donate at a later time.
What to Expect:
Those selected as models with A Real Desire will be given a 6-week training course with a professional that will cover the basics while attempting to pull out the talent's full potential that they will have to successfully complete. All models must be at least 5 years of age and understand they will develop in areas of walking and posing. In addition, models will be given the fundamentals of self-styling, makeup tips, attitude, ethics, and other subjects to improve their craft and skills. Individuals have the option of paying out of pocket for classes, or A Real Desire will provide training at no expense to the talent if talent qualifies for funding or scholarship requirements.
*10 students per instructor maximum
Those selected to act with A Real Desire will be given a 6-week training course with a professional that will cover the basics while attempting to pull out the talent's full potential that they will have to successfully complete. All actors must be at least 5 years of age and understand they will develop in areas of TV and film. In addition, actors will be given the fundamentals of projection, confidence, attitude, ethics, and other subjects to improve their craft and skills. Individuals have the option of paying out of pocket for classes, or A Real Desire will provide training at no expense to the talent if talent qualifies for funding or scholarship requirements.
*10 students per instructor maximum
Those selected to dance with A Real Desire will be given a 6-week training course with a professional that will cover the basics while attempting to pull out the talent's full potential that they will have to successfully complete. All dancers must be at least 5 years of age and understand they will develop in areas of posture and movement. In addition, dancers will be given the fundamentals of wardrobe, makeup tips, attitude, ethics, and other subjects to improve their craft and skills. Individuals have the option of paying out of pocket for classes, or A Real Desire will provide training at no expense to the talent if talent qualifies for funding or scholarship requirements.
*10 students per instructor maximum
Training for each category of talent will be based on the level each talent displays upon being accepted. Training will be a boot-camp structured program designed to bring out the best of each person involved. We will give the best, and expect the same from everyone involved while ensuring RESPECT & LOVE are the foundation that each class is operated on. Each talent will be taught in areas of health and wellness to ensure they understand the connection between having a healthy body to excelling in their craft. Each individual will learn how to obtain and maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit to progress. We again thank you for your support, and GOD bless.
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Matthew Carter was born and raised in Daytona Beach, FL to Jean Grant Miley and David Lee Carter II at Halifax Hospital, and presently resides in New York, NY. Matthew is a well-rounded young man and has enjoyed art since he was a child. As he got older he explains that he began to see the human body itself as a work of art. Matthew says, “I’ve always wanted others to see me as a work of art in pictures and in person. This was the breaking point for me, and soon it began to really stir up and create more of the desire to become a famous model”.
Matthew soon began to perform in various clubs around Florida and modeling jobs after graduating high school. This helped him to mold his image and desire to want to become a model even more. Performing in different clubs is what gave him the courage and experience to act and model for a wide variety of audiences, and has also helped him to develop different techniques to prepare himself physically and mentally before a show or performance. Matthew is seen in more than a dozen fashion shows, movies and talk show appearances, promotional modeling, and as a host of other forums to build his portfolio and resume. Matthew is a hard-working, dependable, and trust-worthy individual that certainly has the desire to be successful and provide a better life for himself and his family.
Matthew attended First St. Peter A.M.E. Church in Stone Mountain, GA where he was the president and director of the Dance and Drama Ministry. He attributes his success thus far to having a positive attitude, determination, passion, and prayer; which he says these combinations of things have been the fire in his belly.
With the experience and wisdom Matthew has gained, he decided to start this non-profit organization to assist others who truly need and accept his help. A Real Desire is the name of his organization and is building day by day. With this organization, Matthew says, “After being told by my doctor that I was going to die of AIDS I decided that I will not die, but LIVE, and I will help who I can, when I can, while I can, before God calls me home.” He has truly dedicated his life to Christ and has made it his mission to help his fellow man with the hope of inspiring others to jump aboard.
Photography By: Photosphere Studios
Years of experience: 15+
A Real Desire is here and ready to help those who are truly working to help themselves. Anyone willing to invest and assist the company in any way may contact us at anytime Monday - Friday from 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. We are here to stay and we are waiting to be heard, so please help us to help someone, and make a difference today. We will do WHAT we can... WHEN we can... WHILE we can.
Years of experience: 20+
A native of Augusta, Georgia who relocated to Brooklyn, New York at an early age.
Professional Training - Graduated from both Ophelia DeVore and Barbizon Modeling schools and began a 10-year professional modeling career between 1973 and 1983. Print work included companies such as J.C. Penney, New York Times Magazine and Hudson’s Department Stores. Other accomplishments during this period included the titles of “Miss Bache Haley Stuart” (two years), “Miss Wall Street”, (semi-finalist), and “Miss New York Subways” (semi-finalist).
Studied drama for 3 years at Bruce Milan’s Detroit Repertory Theater in Detroit, Michigan and began acting in 1980. Performed a number of community and Off-Broadway theatrical productions in New York, the mid-west and Atlanta.
Stage plays included; Sister Rice “The Amen Corner”; Lady in Red, Lady in Orange, Lady in Purple (several productions) “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide-When The Rainbow Is Enuf”; Mama “A Raisin In The Sun”, Brenda “No Sells”, Claudette “I Got I Like That”, Minnie Mae, “The Silent Cry”, Mamma “Be Very Careful What You Pray For”, just to name a few.
Film credits: Co-starred in a cable TV movie series entitled “The Undercover Man”. Extensive background appearances in numerous major movies. Principal and supporting film credits include; Sins & Secrets, Fatal Attraction, Homicide Hunter, Justice By Any Means, Murder Comes To Town, Snapped, War Angel, Stymie, Country Boys and For My Man.
Attended Manhattan Community College and Brooklyn College earning an Associate in Business Administration. Graduated from New York State University with a BS in Early Childhood Education.
When asked in 1987 to help the actors with their parts for a local church play, to my surprise after the show I was credited and introduced as the Director. This initiated another milestone in my theatrical career as a stage play director. Have written and directed a number of plays including; “Be Very Careful What You Pray For”, The Final Witness”, The Christmas Story, I Will Survive and the hit gospel play “Haley”, which has toured several cities and entertained thousands just to name a few. Also completed my first film project “Go Tell My People”.Currently a substitute teacher, a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia, A Family Intervention Paraprofessional and the CEO of EKD Entertainment, a booking and referral service for national and local artists. In addition to pursuing a career in modeling, acting and directing.