On March 18th, 2002, Karlton T. Clay, a 16 years-old native of Augusta, GA, was diagnosed with acute lymphoma leukemia. However, instead of succumbing to this terrible disease in his life, Karlton decided that he was going to persevere. During his time in recovery, he grew closer to his family and his relationship with God strengthened. Also, from this experience, VICTORY PRODUCTIONS was born.
Victory Productions’ initial founding came in October of 2003 with its first production Speak to My Heart, which was written by Angela Griffin. Victory Productions produced its first Karlton T. Clay original stage play Leukemia & Me in March of 2004, and since then has continued with the tradition of producing original stage plays written by the founder.
Now 26 years old and in remission, Karlton T. Clay is the CEO of Victory Productions, an independent production company that produces family-oriented stage plays, films, and television programs. The original mainstage plays include Leukemia & Me (2004), Judgement Day (2005), Judgement Day 2: Temptation Island (2006), Judgement Day III: Redemption Song (2007), The Lord’s Prayer (2008), Surrender (2009), and Turn Around High School (2011). Judgement Day III: Redemption Song was nominated for the “faith-based” film category during the 2008 Agape Award ceremony held in Atlanta, GA. The Lord’s Prayer was Victory Productions’ first play that toured different churches and venues in the Augusta and Atlanta area from August to December 2008. During that time, Karlton received the Pillar Award for Youth Role Model from the Metro Courier Newspaper in Augusta, Ga. Surrender toured different churches and venues in Georgia and South Carolina from September 2009 to March 2010 and was a participant of the 2009 Westobou Festival.
Victory Productions also produced an internet drama entitled College Daze, which began in September 2007 and ended in January of this year after five seasons. It is currently aired on WBEK, an Augusta independent television station. Under Victory Productions, Karlton has also written, produced, and directed a short film version of the 2009 stageplay Surrender, which was apart of the 2012 Poison Peach Film Festival in Augusta, GA.
Victory Productions is currently preparing to premiere its second web series entitled The Lyons Den, which focuses on the lives of a broken family who are trying to figure out what to do next with their lives after a tragic death.
Victory Productions continues to produce content in excellence in hopes of one day getting to the small television screen and the big film screen.