Jackson Trent – Actor

Jackson Trent is an actor/voice actor who has his Associates Degree in Acting for Film & TV from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He currently teaches arts classes at Artios in SugarHill. Films are his passion – any opportunity to watch and talk about them the better!  He is excited to witness everyone’s terrifying creations!

Richard J. Diaz – Owner of Protocol Films
Richard is excited to be a judge for this festival as his love for any production is monumental. He believes creativity and community should always be prevalent. He looks forward to seeing the ideas of the masses come to life.

Taylor Upchurch - Actor

Taylor’s 2023 theater performances include playing George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Guy Haines in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” at the Eagle Theater with the Players Guild. Taylor is a film lover is currently going through the AFI’s top 100 films of all time. And he is thrilled to see your imagination come to life.