*(Los Angeles) — Actor Kevin Craig West’s lead performance in Lionsgate’s “The Storytellers – New Voices of The Twilight Saga: – The Groundskeeper” has helped it to reach over 3 Million Plus Facebook views!
Kevin’s stellar performance in this project could be a breakout role for him! Set in a lunatic asylum, Kevin plays the lead role as the ‘vampire groundskeeper’ who looks out for Alice, one of the patients who possess the special gift of foresight. When the groundkeeper comes to visit her she predicts her death by other vampires. The groundskeeper realizes their only chance of survival is to turn Alice into a vampire, which could mean his own death.
Lionsgate has revived its powerful “Twilight” franchise by selecting seven female directors to make short films based on the series’ characters.
Earlier this year Twilight’s lead actress Kristen Stewart and author Stephenie Meyer presented the short films at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. The two collaborated on a short film competition encouraging female filmmakers to submit Twilight-related work to be shown on Facebook later this year after being reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges including Stewart and Meyer, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, and Julie Bowen.
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Next on deck for Kevin is the award winning, provocative short film, “I Hate Being Black” that he directed with co-producer and writer Christina Gordon via MoBetta Films and plays the lead.
The short is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2016 on Frank Badami Productions’ “African American Short Films” national TV show.
About The Storytellers-New Voices of the Twilight Saga
“The Storytellers — New Voices of The Twilight Saga” was motivated by the desire to provide new female voices with an opportunity to be heard. Lionsgate, Tongal, Facebook, Volvo Cars, and Women in Film, along with “Twilight“ author Stephenie Meyer, are bringing you the chance to see seven incredible Short Films set in the Twilight universe.
Each one explores the origin stories of characters from The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide and is set in the dynamic world of Twilight and will be shown exclusively on Facebook.
About Kevin Craig West
Kevin Craig West is an Award winning actor/filmmaker and proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. When not on camera or stage, he enjoys producing, directing, writing and coaching. He also enjoys sharing his talents as a teacher/artist and has worked with many Arts in Education groups including Theatre for a New Audience, Only Make Believe, and Symphony Space.
Kevin is the owner of the production company, MoBetta Films, an advisory board member of WAM Theatre as well as Lake Placid Film Forum, former President of Upstate Independents and has served as Assistant Director of Film Columbia Festival. Kevin is the illustrated father of theAmerican Girl Addy doll book series. He has won the Audience Choice Award at Culver City Film Festival and The Opinion Matters Award at Bad Theatre Fest.