Actor, Director, Artist, Producer, and Song-writer Cam30 (Kam-ee-oh) “Camryn Howard” is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Known as “Cam” to friends and family, he is featured in the upcoming highly anticipated NWA film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (August 2015), portraying group member “DJ Speed.” The film shares the ultimate rise and fall of one of the greatest west coast groups of all time and it’s transformation of the hip-hop culture. He has also appeared in various series on The CW, ABC, CBS, and Fox.
Born in Sacramento, CA on April 16th, 1991, Cam spent majority of his childhood between Sacramento and Utah. As a young child, Cam accompanied his mother as she sang at different events throughout Northern California. He watched as she tirelessly passed out CD’s and greeted fans. His father, a retired Air Force mechanic purchased recording equipment and pushed him to pursue his music dreams. At the age of 12, he began performing at variety shows, and several competitions along the west coast. It was then that he realized he possessed the natural gift to entertain in all aspects. As a true entertainer, he took a keen interest in hip-hop, and dance, taking several master classes from world-renowned hip-hop choreographers.
In an effort to be well versed on all things entertainment, Cam interned with industry powerhouses Chris Brown, Compound Records (Ne-Yo), Rocc City, K. Briscoe and Phase Too Entertainment from 2011-2013. Through his internships, he learned the importance of talent and authenticity. Highly intelligent and a true fan of music, Cam knows the industry inside and out and never misses an opportunity to shine.
Cam was first bit by the acting bug after he participated in church plays. He then went on to make his first leading appearance asRev. Canon Chasuble in “The Importance of Being Earnest.” in high school. It was there that Cam began to hone his skills of delivery, connectivity, and production.
Actively involved in the Los Angeles music scene, Cam has collaborated with top producers and award winning artists such as Drumma Boy, The Outsyders, Nipsey Hustle, and Midi Mafia among many others. The rock-star performer has taken the stage at the Sleep Train Arena, Los Angeles Coliseum, and the world famous House of Blues. CAM30 has also had televised performances with networks such as The CW Network through its parter; Gblock television which aired on KTLA Dec, 28th 2014.
When Cam is not in the studio or in front of the camera, he enjoys working out, skateboarding and free running. He is a staunch advocate for the arts and is consistently looking for opportunities to give back. His performances continue to grab the hearts and minds of many as he shares his music with the world. Cam30 is well on his way to becoming an international powerhouse.
Cam30 will release his EP White Horse Winter 2016. The project will include a combination of high tempo, melodic and ballads.
LOS ANGELES, CA - 10/07/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Actor and recording artist, Camryn Howard, also known as CAM30 (pronounced cameo), is producing and co-directing his first film anthology, “Requiem for Remorse.” Originally inspired from a music video, “Work is Bae” featuring first-born son of historic west coast rapper Nate Dogg, Lil’ Nate Dogg, “Requiem For Remorse” will be released October 28, 2016. CAM30 has teamed up with director, Ryan Williams and Creative Direction Studios to extend the storyline. The short film will feature videos for Camryn's songs: “Work is Bae”, “Blessing and Lessons” and “White Horse”.
The short features HSN model Lori Livingston as well as actress and Grammy nominated recording artist, Jenice Dena Portlock, known popularly as Sabi (Cobra Starships, Britney Spears). Films such as Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalker” and psychological thriller “Donnie Darko” inspired CAM30 to take his original music video and transform it into a scripted thriller.
“I’m a fan of science fiction and psychological thrillers such as ‘Prometheus’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Mr. Nobody’,” says CAM30. “This was a baby step in integrating these ideals into a musical piece.”
Camryn Howard is no stranger to the small and big screen. In 2015, CAM30 landed the role of DJ Speed in the NWA biopic, “Straight Outta Compton”. The film directed by F. Gary Gray went on to receive critical acclaim and numerous awards including an Academy Award nomination for “Best Original Screenplay”. Now CAM30 is ready to showcase another talent of his in the music industry.
“Music has been a part of my life since I can remember,” recalls CAM30. “One memorable moment for me was Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ video. Two Italian girls who were my neighbors showed me the movie and image of him dancing with a machine gun. That left a lasting impression on me because it blended film with music at a time where it wasn’t seen or done before.”
CAM30 will be releasing each chapter of the trilogy weekly following up to the release of the full short film. With Halloween right around the corner, “Requiem For Remorse” will definitely leave fright seekers and music lovers alike a haunting impression. For more information on CAM30 and “Requiem For Remorse” visit: http://www.CAM30world.com and http://www.requiemforremorse.com.
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CAM30 is scheduled to hit the silver screen summer of 2015 in the heavily anticipated Major Motion Picture "Straight Outta Compton"based on the rise of "NWA"