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GINA CAREY | WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/ CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR
Gina Carey is an accomplished Soul Music Recording Artist & Music Producer, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Editor, and Cinematographer & Owner of Gico Music,Gina Carey Films & The CV Indie Film Awards.
Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angles, Gina Carey, is a woman of many talents. Her soulful and yet angelic tone is unique, and can be easily identified in all of her recordings. Gina's soulful delivery, takes listeners back to the era where R&B and Soul music dominated the vast majority of the world.
Gina Carey is a Recording Artist, Song & Screenplay Writer, & Film & Music Producer with over 13 Albums recorded and 5 #1 singles on the UK Music Charts since her professional career began in 1996.
Her musical discography includes, In His Time, (1996) Changes, ( 2003)Tell Um, (2006) "My Journey", ( 2008) Melodic"(2011) " Love Letters",(2012) " Love Letters 2", (2012) Live, Love & laugh,( 2012) "Gina Carey... The Songbird" (2013)"Funk Rhythm & Soul" (2014) "Gina Carey the Soul Singer" (2015) & "Can You Dig It" (August 2015) & her current Singles “Hold Me” (February 2016) and “Tears” (the theme song for “Aspire to Inspire”) (June 2016) , Funky Cold Brotha & All up in This Place ( 2017) "Fight" and Kissed by The Sun". All recordings that were recorded after 2006 were written & produced by Gina and released under her own label Gico Music.
She broke into the UK Music scene in 1996 with her 1st album “In His Time” selling over Ten Thousand CD’s nationwide. She hit the #1 Radio Chart positions in the UK twice, once in 1996 and in the other in 2011 and her music video, “ True love” aired on the cable TV Network BET in 2006.
In 2006 she won a black music award for best gospel artist, in 2012, won the Rising Stars of the Desert “Best Jazz Music Artist Award, in 2015 she was awarded “Best Single “Beautiful Music” ” by the (GHP Virtual Music Awards), She won the CV Music Award for “Best Contemporary Artist". In 2015, 2016 & 2017 . She also received 3 additional CVMA's nominations for “Best Unsigned Album” (Can You Dig it), Best Contemporary Artist / Band & Best Female Vocalist and on.
On August 31, 2016 Gina was selected to receive honors for being one of the Most Influential and Interesting Women in the Coachella Valley by CV Weekly. There were only 12 woman and 12 men chosen and Gina Carey was 1 of the 12 women chosen and her and her husband, John Carey were named (1) of the Top couples in the Desert in 2017 by CV Weekly.
Gina has also written, directed & produced 3 Christian stage plays (The Ripple Effect (2003), What Would You Do (2009), and The Spirit Killer (2015)?
She is the author & publisher of her own book and audio book "The Unexpected" which was published in (2014) receiving no less than 800 downloads within the first month of its release.
In 2013, she produced her own web series “Tell my story”, a web series geared to exposing the talents of undisclosed & independent artist.
In 2015, Gina launched “The Coachella Valley Filmmakers & Actors Network” and established her own independent film company, “Gina Carey Films.
As the first African-American female filmmaker in Palm Springs, Gina had originally started out as a self-taught, self-funded filmmaker who eventually expanded onto building Gina Carey Films
Since 2016, she has written, produced, directed and edited 7 films. Her current filmography includes, “The Unexpected the Movie” (Feature Film, February 2016), “Aspire to Inspire” (Documentary, June 2016) and “The Assumptions” (Feature Film, February 27, 2017) and "The One Year Pact" ( Feb. 13, 2018) and Features, "Acts of Kindness , Rose England" and "The Star Connection, due to premier in 2020 at the Camelot Theaters . She is also the Executive producer of all projects.
In 2018 Gina Carey served as 2nd AD on Sony Music Country Artist , Kane Brown Music Video, "Loose it".
Her film “The Unexpected “, received 4 official Film Festival Sections , “The COF Festival”, “The Miami Film Festival”, “The Los Angeles Cinefest” ,“The IChill International Film Festival” and several awards, “Best film, Best Director, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Overall Cast”. These awards were given to her by the Christian Online Film Festival. The Unexpected" , Assumptions & The One Year Pact" all premiered at the world famous Palm Springs California Camelot Theaters .
In 2017 she launched the 1st annual CV indie Film Awards recognizing and awarding filmmakers across the nation with mico to low budget films.
Gina is a proud Christian woman who loves God and people. Her model in life is what is a life lived if you can’t live it to help somebody.
- Screen name:
- Gina Carey
- Member since:
- Jun 27 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Unbelivable Year: 2011 Album: Melodic Genre: R&B