We had the good fortune of connecting with Horace & Carneshia Holloman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Horace & Carneshia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The idea of starting our own business actually wasn’t our idea at all. In December 2019, right before the start of the pandemic, Carneshia was struggling finding a place of employment. We were starting to get behind on our bills and our mortgage. Our Bishop prophesied to us that we would start a videography company and Carneshia would not have to work for anyone else. At that point, we figured “what’s the worst that could happen?” So we began Holloman Productions and we haven’t looked back. We started our business with the hopes of creating financial freedom for ourselves and for our family. We had to learn a lot as we went but our mistakes was just a way for us to learn how to be better business owners in the future. We take pride in what we do. Our daughter Nala (9), also works for our business as a brand ambassador. We’re thankful that we took that leap of faith and we are excited about what the future holds for our company.
What should our readers know about your business?
With no prior business experience and no business mentors, our success with Holloman Productions is the result of the grace God has placed over our lives and our faith. With the help and guidance of God and under the direction of our Bishop at New Hope Christian Ministries, we’ve accomplished so much in the past few years. We’ve shot an award-winning short film, Carneshia quit her job to work full-time for our business and we shot a commercial in Jamaica. We continue to get better and grow our business and have partnered with some amazing entrepreneurs. Throughout our journey, we’ve learned some valuable lessons as well. One of the most important lessons we’ve learned comes from Galatians 6:9, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” We’ve had so many sleepless nights. We can remember a time where we drove six hours to film a commercial for $75. And we were thankful for the opportunity. Being humble and having a drive to want better for ourselves continues to help push us to the next level. Holloman Productions is a brand that stands on integrity, creativity and most importantly quality.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Our friends would have an awesome time with us depending on the time of year.
When they arrive, the first thing we would do is grab some Lemon Pepper wings from J.R. Crickets. Then we’re headed to see the reigning World Series champions Atlanta Braves play. We’ll get to the game early and spend some time at The Battery. The battery is a mixed-use development area with amazing food, drinks and activity for the kids.
Later in the week, we can go to Centennial Olympic Park and have a nice picnic after we ride the ferris wheel.
For shopping, there’s a few spots we love. Bleu Hanger in Decatur and Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. After an evening of shopping we’ll try the tasting menu at Bacchanalia’s.
Regardless of the day, Atlanta and the surrounding areas has plenty of food, fun and relaxation.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We would not be where we are today if it wasn’t for the love, encouragement and support of our family at New Hope Christian Ministries in Stockbridge, Ga. Our Bishop, Richard Leaphart, is the one who prophesied to us that we would create a business. He has helped us grow financially, and more importantly, spiritually. Our church family has been so incredibly supportive as well. They are always encouraging and uplifting us. They constantly tell us how much they love our work and how they admire our work ethic. We can’t thank New Hope enough.
Horace Holloman III Carneshia Holloman