March, 2023

202313Mar18:0020:00Independent cinema as a liberating path towards cinematic art18:00 - 20:00

Event Details

A Masterclass by Gregory Patrick Karr

When: Monday, March 13, 18:00-20:00

Where: Center for the Arts Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Organized by: BA in Cinema Studies, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Deree – The American College of Greece


About the event

A masterclass by Cannes film festival acting nominee and international actor/performer Gregory Patrick Karr (Gregory Patrikareas). The masterclass will address Greece’s position in the international reality of world cinema and will examine strategies that can be implemented for the young filmmaker, actor and student who wants to be involved in any aspect of independent filmmaking, whether it is in the creative, the production or the technical aspects of independent cinema. Gregory Patrick Karr will talk about working with renowned Greek directors like Angelopoulos and Koundouros, both in actual filming and post-production as an actor and dubbing director — and his current acting experience as an English-speaking actor in international productions in Greece.


About the speaker

Gregory Patrick Karr

With studies and experience in acting, Gregory Patrik Karr has worked in Greece and abroad in theatre, film and television and collaborations with top Greek and international directors and actors. Gregory has competed at Cannes for best actor (in Angelopoulos’ The Suspended Step of the Stork), worked and toured with The Royal Shakespeare Company and La Mama Theatre New York among others and graduated with honors at the legendary Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, alma mater of the likes of Lawrence Olivier, Harold Pinter and Vanessa Redgrave to name a few. He has starred opposite actors such as Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, James Fox and Charles Dance and directed English dubbing for top directors such Theo Angelopoulos (Dust of Time: with Michel Piccoli and William Dafoe), Nikos Koundouros (Byron: Ballad of a Demon, The Photographers) and Giannis Smaragdis (El Greco). He has also worked with some of the most legendary Greek actors in all media, such as Alekos Alexandrakis and Ilias Logothetis, as well as voice-overed hundreds of documentaries, industrial videos and commercials for both in Greece and abroad. Currently he is writing, directing, acting and producing both independent and commercial films and negotiating breakthrough projects for the international market. The completion and release of his first feature film The Neighbour is being finalized and negotiated for the end of 2023.