Today we’d like to introduce you to Pozzie Mazerati.
Thanks for having me. My name is Pozzie, I’m a Music Artist, Actress and Filmmaker. I operate an award winning Film Production company, Beats and Bras Productions, LLC. We specialize in Script Writing, Filmmaking, Travel Content, Brand Partnerships and Company Jingles. I’ve had the opportunity to create content for some amazing brands. My love for music, filmmaking and travel has definitely impacted the content I create. I love turning everything I experience into music, visuals and clever videos. Utilizing mobile devices and cutting-edge technology for my material, I actively grew my social media following from 25k followers to now over 64k followers.I’m also the Founder of Rhythm and Remedy; Where Hip Hop Helps, an organization that specializes in Music, Art and Education Programs for at-risk-youth. Rhythm & Remedy provides workshop training that delivers the essential knowledge and basic tools to assist in a young creatives development using everyday technology.
I received a special invitation to speak on my work at The White House and have been featured several times inside The Huffington Post. Working alongside the youth has been the most rewarding experience of all. It has driven me to keep creating and push the envelope even further. I have now commenced a spark to create full-on productions independently and employ the working hands of young aspiring filmmakers, artists and creators. The latest film that I wrote, produced and starred in, “Night Shifters” has recently won its 16th award and we are so excited to launch a chain of short stories and mini-series throughout the year.
I’m currently in production for a colorful, comedic series entitled “Credit Whores” which dramatizes the attitudes of those who fearlessly seek credit and validation for everything they do and want. I’m super excited for this project and really looking forward to seeing where it goes. Fingers crossed!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Smooth roads are only good for skateboarding. Obstacles build character! I have experienced times in my life where I had it all and I have also experienced losing it all. Low points in my life when I had a fire in Brooklyn, NY and lost everything. I have gone from presenting my clothing line during NY Fashion Week to homelessness and sleeping in my car. From fundraising for my organization’s first Music and Art institute in West Africa for over a year and receiving nothing. Having to create viable content all by myself with no previous knowledge or assistance. There are many times when the road to success gets rough and very challenging. But I wouldn’t change any of it.
Those trials molded me into the woman I am and the one I am becoming. When we go through challenges it’s never meant to break us. I believe it’s meant to strengthen us. The legendary Lil Jon and wife Nicole Smith became the first to donate to my organization Rhythm & Remedy – Where Hip Hop Helps and our youth empowerment efforts. Grammy Award-winning producer and hit maker AKON made a special visit to see us at our first Music Institution in Dakar, Senegal and we dedicated our center to him and his achievements in Africa. The key is to stay encouraged and never give up! In the face of adversity push harder. My favorite motto and affirmation: “Everything just keeps working out for me.” And it truly does.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
In a nutshell, What do I do? I use various artistic platforms to express myself creatively. Such as: Music, Film, Travel Content, Storytelling, Music Production, Visual Production, etc And then other people hire me to help them with their creative visions. I am known for creating fun, innovative, clever content both musically and theatrically. My material speaks of individuality, colorful rhythms and social struggle. My content speaks for the voices that are rarely heard and commonly overlooked. I am mostly proud to have utilized the power of collaborations, unconventional methods and universal tools to create a cost-effective, self-sustaining company and organization.
The thing that sets me apart from other artists is my drive and appreciation for the work matches my desire to give back. Everything I have learned in the industry I teach to the youth through Rhythm and Remedy Workshops. We have hosted exchange programs that provided opportunities for young West African children to visit America for the first time. My organization provides life changing experiences. And I’m very thankful for that. In addition to our work with the youth we also do group travel retreats for those wishing to visit Africa for the first time. I absolutely love what I do creatively and philanthropically. I get to do what I love every single day I wake up. I’m blessed!
What does success mean to you?
Success to me is the outcome and the results of a person’s resiliency. The reward you get from the process and the progress depends on how much you embrace and enjoy the journey. Success will look different for everyone. Kill comparison, it’s the best way for your success to live and thrive.
- Website: www.pozziemusic.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pozziemazerati/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/pozziemusic
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/pozziemazerati
- Youtube: www.youtube.com/beatsandbras
- Other: www.wherehiphophelps.org
Image Credits: (1) Beats And Bras Productions LLC, (2) D.I.T.R (Dope Individuals Taking Risks)