“Our mission at ArieCan Productions is creating memorable and enjoyable moments with innovation, ingenuity and originality.”
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Who Are We?
ArieCan Productions was founded in 2016 by Larry Harris and Leonard Martin, both People of Color who decided that the best way to create quality content that spoke to their audience was to do it themselves. Together they created different content that is available online and from streaming services. Based in Baltimore, ArieCan creates film and TV productions.
"It starts with a dream"
Leonard says, “Baltimore has a wealth of talent and potential. We were disappointed at how little recognition there was. So, we decided to create our own content.
Larry continues, “It was a huge adventure – we didn't know what we were doing when we started, but then we 'learned-by-doing' and it has become a great success.
The pair had to struggle to get the series made, and it is a testament to their drive and enthusiasm that this TV show exists.
What Does ArieCan Symbolize?
The company's name is based on the founders' astrological signs: Larry is an Aries; Leonard is a Cancer and together they came up with the name ArieCan Productions. The slogan “It starts with a dream” became their way of life.
ArieCan Productions has been creating a great buzz since 2017 with articles written about the company on such notable sites like Yahoo! News, The NY Weekly, Google News, Kivo Daily, and many other news outlets.
Meet The Team
About Larry Harris
Larry Harris is an award winning film director, writer, and producer. Larry is the Co-Owner of ArieCan Productions a Baltimore Based Production Company. He served time in the military and received Honorable Discharge for his country.
Larry was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He’s the oldest of four children. He’s the author of his own autobiography ‘The Mask’. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth College in Atlanta, GA.
Larry says, “We couldn’t get through the doors of anyone else’s projects, so we had to build our own door. So, everything we’re doing now is to help others who are like us. Those who have the vision but need that push to get started. ArieCan Productions is really big on helping anyone who asks and those who are dedicated and willing to do the work.”
About Leonard Martin
Leonard Martin is an award winning film director, writer, and producer. Leonard is the Co-Owner of ArieCan Productions a Baltimore Based Production Company.
Leonard was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He is a twin and the oldest of five children. Leonard graduated from Ashworth College, located in Atlanta Georgia, with a master's degree in Business Administration. Film has always been his passion. He worked hard to achieve his goals, but it was not an easy road.
Leonard is self-taught but, in an attempt to succeed he collaborated with other people in the same industry. He is big on utilizing the wealth of talent available in Baltimore, which is why Chapter 2 'The Web Series' is set in that location. Leonard says, by climbing the ladder to success his company ArieCan Productions have also brought along aspiring people in the same industry.
About Chalae Byrd
Chalae was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Chalae started her career in the entertainment field as an intern for online hip-hop radio show. After a year, as an intern, Chalae was promoted to a permanent cohost. Chalae made her transition from radio cohost to actress in 2019 in Ariecan Productions web series chapter 2. Since then, Chalae has also been a part of ArieCan Productions web series Dear Diary and Secrets. In 2022 Chalae made the jump from in front of the camera to behind the camera as a production assistant for ArieCan Productions.