EMILIANO STYLES is a multi-media artist, and the co-founder of production company Soulploitation Creative Works, LLC. He is a cum laude graduate from Tennessee State University where he majored in Mass Communications & Theatre and minored in English & Africana Studies. He also holds a Master of Science in Teaching degree (MST) from Pace University.
An artistic educator, he has worked professionally as an artist and as a high school literacy teacher in Brooklyn, NY. A guerrilla filmmaker, he has made several short films that have been showcased in film festivals in major markets such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, & New York City that have featured Broadway and NAACP Image award winning actors. He has filmed and edited over 100 videos in the capacity as a freelance videographer/editor, including his editor work featured on VH1, HGTV, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Bravo, TruTV, Essence.com, XXL magazine online, okayplayer.tv, and wikia.com. His avant-garde webseries "Color the Night" won Best Cinematography in a Fantasy Web Series at the 2014 Los Angeles Web Fest. He also produces, edits, and films for the travel/lifestyle web series “World Wide Nate”, which won Outstanding Achievement in Travel or Talk Series at the 2010 & 2011 Los Angeles Webfests. Also, his film “Sealed” that he co-produced, filmed, and edited won “Honorable Mention” at the 2010 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival. His film “Pour Aimer, Encore” was selected to be showcased in the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center’s 17th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase, also in Los Angeles. He is currently working on a slew of television and movie projects slated for a late 2017 and early 2018 debut.