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2023 Celebrities

Greg Sestero
Greg Sestero is the author of the book that was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, The Disaster Artist. He is also the co-star of the worldwide cult classic The Room, as well as the dark comedy thriller film Best F(r)iends. As an actor, Sestero was welcomed into the horror genre in 2020 when he was cast in the popular gothic-drama Netflix mini-series, The Haunting of Bly Manor.

The thrilling new horror feature, Miracle Valley, marks the directorial debut of Greg Sestero, which he also wrote and starred in. He currently screens Miracle Valley around the country and in other parts of the world.

Kent Kirkpatrick
Kent Kirkpatrick  has worked in theater and film as director, producer, writer and actor. Performing and directing for such theater companies as Shakespeare in the Garden in Santa Fe, Theater Grottesco, Tricklock Company, and Santa Fe Playhouse. He has also acted in television and film in Last Stand, Better Call Saul, Midnight Texas, and others.

He has taught screenwriting, film production, acting and directing at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the University of California--Irvine and the University of California--San Diego, British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford University, the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, the University of Delaware, the American Academy of Dramatic Art.  He has also served as guest artist in the schools with the Santa Fe Opera and Rancho Valmora.
He is currently directing Theater Grottesco’s PIE, which recently played in Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and will be seen at Irondale Theater in Brooklyn in 2019. Kent has also produced and directed numerous short films—some which have even won awards.

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