ALL ABOUT PJ MANDERVILLE
Prestine Manderville Jr. born in Statesboro, GA grew up in the small community of Rocky Ford just outside of Sylvania, Ga. His oldest sister left behind a camera in 2001. He gained more interest in ﬁlming when he began using the camera for his high school track meets. He would take the footage and align the footage with music from Spider Man’s “Main Title sequence” created by Kyle Cooper & Danny Elfman (2002). He found it very interesting that music and ﬁlm together can produce feelings in those watching.
He attended Claﬂin University from 2005-2009 where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. Prestine created a on-campus show named Infamous Clips where he learned the duties of producing. Claﬂin taught him the importance of structure and helped him gain a professional touch to his projects. In 2009, after several news station job offers, he decided entrepreneurship was the best option for him to allow him to display his creativity. Prestine, also known as PJ, started his company Color Star Media. He originally began his business with the focus of capturing parties and events through Videography and Photography.
After a brief stint in Orangeburg, South Carolina after graduation and creating his company, Prestine relocated to upstate South Carolina where he and former classmate, comedian, host and actor, Jay Dukes began to collaborate and he started ﬁlming events for him. During his time in the upstate Prestine also collaborated with local musicians and ﬁlmed several local live events.
In 2012 he decided to move to Charlotte, North Carolina where he gained numerous amounts of experience and contacts. In 2013 Prestine Created, Produced, and Directed Before The Hype TV Show. This talk show featured those who were rising in their professions. This show eventually aired locally on Time Warner now known as Spectrum reaching potentially 170,000 viewers each episode. Prestine working full-time made the decision to become fully self-employed in 2016. In early 2017 Prestine Filmed and Directed Music Video “Struggle Baby” which featured the future Grammy Nominated Hip Hop artist DaBaby. Prestine also gave musical production input during the recording process prior to DaBaby adding his verse. “Struggle Baby” now has over 300,000 streams on Spotify.
During Prestine’s years as a business owner, he has ﬁlmed, photographed or collaborated with other notables Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss Of Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Duchess of “Black Ink”, Singer and Actor/Actress David and Tamela Mann, Actor, Blair Underwood, Actor, Brian White, Producer, Jazze Pha, Rapper & Actor TI, Angela Yee (Breakfast Club In The Morning) Rapper, Diggy Simmons, Nascar Driver, Kyle Busch, Singer, KeKe Wyatt, Singer, Monica, Singer Sammie, Rapper, Tyga and many more. In the winter of 2019 Prestine was hired as Music Video Director and Videographer for George Clinton’s (Founder of P-Funk) niece, Shirley Clinton.
Prestine currently ﬁlms for Directors, Artists, Marketing, Construction and Startup companies & Wedding Clients. He created and produced the first sports live streaming platform at Johnson C. Smith University in 2017 which he currently produces live streams for Football, Basketball, and volleyball games. He also Manages RnB Artist Anais Ranae who's first EP is set to be released by winter of 2020.
Prestine is also making strides to have a greater impact on the Film industry. He recently ﬁnished ﬁlm production as Director Of Photography for New York Times Best Seller, Omar Tyree. Omar Tyree’s “Monologues” which was set to begin tour nationwide on" April 6th 2020 was cancelled due to COVID 19. "Monologues" is set to have an Amazon release date which will be announced. He also served as Director Of Photography for Short Film “This Is Our year” Directed by Asha Chi-Chang which is currently in Film Festivals.
Prestine creates visuals that open doors for his clients on National and Worldwide stages. As examples, he has created videos for Peter Carey and Joshua Anglero. During this time he created a video reel which was watched and recognized by producers of OWN Channel’s “To Have And To Hold” reality show. Peter and Josh then received roles as main cast members on this primetime show.
Prestine also works with fellow Alumnus and event host, Jamaal Dukes also known as Jay Dukes as Videographer for his Nationwide Live Game Show Aux Cord Wars. With his duties as videographer his visuals have helped to provide school interest across the nation and sponsorships like Akoo, Mcdonalds and Walmart for Aux Cord Wars.
Prestine is the Founder of 4 Slate, which is a production company that consists of 4 Filmmakers/Cinematographers. 4 Slate produced the winning music video in the category of RnB for the 2018 Carolina Music Awards.
Prestine was awarded The Claflin University 40 Under 40 Outstanding Leaders Award in April 2020. Prestine is humbled and stated "This is even more special given the fact that this university is an essential reason to what I have accomplished and the positioning I stand in today."
Prestine specializes in music videos, weddings, commercials, creative proﬁles, live events, and online show productions. He is focused on the image and the emotion of media works. He is committed to making the emotional message and genuine colour communicated in his video production. He enjoys being the creative mind behind the project and having the eye for detail and emotion. He guides his team and challenges them to produce amazing work. He loves challenging himself with every project and looks to describe the personality and or passion of the person/people in front of the lens.