Please Introduce Yourself:
Shamara “Star” Cox is a TV Producer and innovative content creator who has designed a platform that inspires entrepreneurs to grow their faith and influence. She is the founder of Karmelrose Production Incorporated; a fully operated production company supplying various video services including reality, scripted and short form branded content. Her creativity dominates the social media space with viral videos that both inform and empower
Growing up in an under-resourced community, Shamara was inspired early on to amplify Black Women’s Voices. She wrote and directed two short films that were recognized as an official selection in the San Francisco Black Film Festival and Brooklyn Girl Film Festival. Through her blog and ministry Whisper: Hearing God, she shares personal stories and practical techniques to grow spiritually and achieve a fulfilling life. As a creative woman of faith, she is committed to spark transformation in the lives of visionaries around the globe for years to come.
What makes you unique in your industry?
My faith makes me unique in my industry. Sure, I’m the girl creating cool videos, and unique productions, but prayer fuels my creativity. It’s important to me to honor God while still being true to who I am. I’m inspiring other women to embrace their identity, embrace their faith, and live unapologetically bold! In addition, I bring 12 years of experience, in film & television, to the table when I’m teaching people how to create viral videos. With me, you get the best of both worlds – Faith and Media.
Top 3 Proud Accomplishments:
- I wrote and directed two short films that were official selections for San Francisco Black Film Festival and Brooklyn Girl Film Festival
- I won an award and was recognized for hosting monthly Tea Parties that empowered Black women to overcome fear and setbacks in order to become leaders in their community
- I launched a Christian community helping 1000s of Christians grow their faith and study the bible
Any advice to other women in the industry?
I used to play small and I let fear stop me from doing a lot of things, including launching my business, being on camera, and building generational wealth. I got tired of fear dictating my life, so I started walking by faith. My advice to you is bet on yourself! If you don’t bet on you then who will? There are so many people waiting for you to get started. This world needs you, your ideas, and your business. You have a legacy to leave on this earth and it begins with you stepping out on faith!
What’s next for me in 2021?
I’m producing an interactive play, eVe Monologues, about 10 diverse women living in an apartment building in NYC. Think Rose’ mansion meets Broadway. The audience will travel from apartment to apartment to immerse in the character’s lives. Keep up to date with my production and other ongoing projects by subscribing to my blog at www.bookofstar.com and follow me on Instagram: @bookofstar_ , TikTok: @bookofstar and Clubhouse: @bookofstar