WHO ARE WE?
Dreamers. Artists. Filmmakers. We are Aspire Motion Pictures, an East Coast based multimedia production company that specializes in creating cinematic story driven content. Our mission is to make you, the viewer, feel emotion. Whether that be through laughing until your sides hurt, screaming until you wake the neighbors, crying as you place yourself in someone elses' shoes, or sitting on the edge of your seat as the hero faces off against the villain - we here at Aspire Motion Pictures believe that the greatest gift you can give someone is to make them feel alive and connected to one another.
Whether your life is like a drama, comedy, horror, or some genre bending mashup inbetween -
you are never alone, because everyone has a story to tell.
JOHN CARROLL, President/Executive Producer of Aspire Motion Pictures, has a highly regarded career as a successful business strategist, serving in a variety of senior leadership positions with several major corporations. After establishing a proven executive management track record, John went on to start his own company, which quickly grew to become a leader in the service industry, before being acquired by a Wall Street private equity firm. Always passionate about partnering with creative entrepreneurs, helping grow both their personal and professional brands, the move to independent cinema - and the pursuit of artistic excellence informed by business acumen - was a natural fit. His produced feature film, THE HONEYMOON PHASE, was released by Dark Sky Films in 2020. He has also invested in multiple musicals, including It Happened in Key West and Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston. John’s motto sums up his view on life:
“If Walt can do it, so can we!”
PHILLIP G. CARROLL JR.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/PRODUCER
PHILLIP G. CARROLL JR. is a filmmaker from Southampton, Pennsylvania and founding partner of Aspire Motion Pictures. Phillip studied Film & Media Arts at Temple University where his short film, WORDS OF ATONEMENT, won Best Undergraduate Film during his freshman year. His Senior Thesis film, THE ROAD TO JERICHO, won the Audience Award for its premiere at The National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle, Washington. He graduated summa cum laude in 2014. In 2017, the pitch for his first feature film, sci-fi psychological thriller THE HONEYMOON PHASE, was a top five finalist in Project Greenlight and Shudder's REEL FEAR HORROR CONTEST. As a result, Phillip was chosen to be a fellow in the 2017 Shudder Labs, hosted by AMC Networks. THE HONEYMOON PHASE was released by Dark Sky Films on August 21st, 2020 and is currently available to stream through Amazon Prime. Phillip's professional goal is to tell meaningful stories that challenge society's beliefs and capture the human condition. His mission is to make you feel an emotional connection to the rest of the audience, because whether your life is like a drama, comedy, or horror film, you are never alone.
CHLOE CARROLL is a U.K. trained actress and producer. She has been featured in multiple award-winning films, both domestically and abroad. Chloe was chosen as a 2017 Shudder Labs fellow when her pitch for THE HONEYMOON PHASE feature film was a selected as a top five finalist in Project Greenlight and Shudder TV's REEL FEAR HORROR CONTEST. Following the script's development at Shudder Labs, Chloe starred as Eve in THE HONEYMOON PHASE - released by Dark Sky Films in 2020. Chloe also runs her own production company and platform, Fear Crypt, which specializes in short horror films. Escapism drives Chloe’s love of film. Her mission is to take you into an alternate reality, to escape your everyday life. But beware...
if it’s a Fear Crypt production, that may become your worst nightmare...