"Acting is always a privilege, always an inspiration, even during its challenges"

Our latest Best Performance of Fest winner, Josh Mann, is an Award-Winning writer, producer and actor with credits spanning over Drama, Comedy, Thriller and Horror. But if you ask him, he enjoys acting the most. Josh recently won Best Performance of Fest at the Actors Awards, for his leading role in "Frederick", as a high profile painter and art gallery owner, who suffers from an intense version of “artist’s block.” In the following interview, Josh takes us behind the scenes of "Frederick", and shares some of his thoughts about acting, storytelling, and the way he deals with “artist’s block” in real life. Josh, tell us a bit about your background. Where did you grow up, when and how did you

"If you’re not actively making something, you’re missing out on an opportunity to grow as an ar

Ryan Barton-Grimley is a multi-talented writer, director, actor, and producer. Recently, his films gained international recognition, winning several prestigious awards. One of them was the Actors Awards' biggest award - Best Performance of Fest for his role in "Repatriation". Hard working, determined and always busy working on a new project, RBG constantly keeps growing as an artist. In the following interview, Ryan Barton-Grimley takes us behind the scenes of his films, and inspires us with some tips for indie filmmakers. Ryan! Congratulations again for the wonderful performance that earned you the Best Performance of Fest at the Actors Awards LA! How did you prepare yourself to become Ch

"I hope you understand your parents better after watching the film"

It's been five months since Xu Cai Gen stunned us with the Chinese feature film, Home Away (directed by Oliver Yan), and we still can't forget his brilliant performance as Mr. Zhou. After winning Best Performance of Fest award in April 2017, the incredible Mr. Xu (who recently celebrated his 84th birthday) has moved on to new exciting projects. In the following interview, Mr. Xu shares some of his thoughts about Home Away, storytelling and acting, and he even has some good advice for you. How did you become an actor? Initially I was a worker at a printing factory. As an amateur of Chinese Yangko dancer, I joined a local art troupe and participated in some theatrical performance. Later, I was

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