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Kim Estes, Actor
Emmy Award Winner

Received the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series - 2017 - "Dicks" His television credits include. "How To Get Away With Murder, I'm Dying Up Here, Brooklyn 99, Hot Wet American Summer 10 Years Later, Pitch, The Real O'Neals, Secrets and Lies, Fresh off the Boat, Stalker, State of Affairs, Pretty Little Liars, The Matador, Rake, The Fosters, The Bridge, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Private Practice, Law & Order: LA, House, Dexter, The Closer, Hawthorne, Body of Proof, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Numbers," and others Kim has starred in many films, including Underdog (Ritchie Greer), Playing Beethoven (Catherine Shefski), Crossroad (directed by Shervin Youssefian), Not 4 Sale and Each Other (both directed by Roger Melvin), Volcano Girl (directed by Ashley Maria), Free Denmark (directed by Ricardo Korda) and The Birthday Gift (directed by Marie Tang).


In addition, he has appeared in the films Five Hour Friends (produced by Ron Jackson), Viral, Breathing Room, the 400 (all produced by John Suits), and Save Me (directed by Jennifer Getzinger). His stage credits include the staged performance reading of "Buried in the Night" at The Blank Theatre", "Private Eyes" at the Little Fish Theatre, "HellCab" at the Lillian Theatre, "Frankincense" and "Henry V" at the Pacific Resident Theatre Company, "Changes in the Mating Strategies of White People" at the Lounge Theatre (Nominated by NAACP for Best Actor 2014) and "Treat Yourself Like Cary Grant" (Nominated by NAACP for Best Actor 2012) at the Lillian Theatre. 


While born and raised in Los Angeles, Kim has spent time in Vallejo, where he attended college at CSU, Cal Maritime Academy before continuing his post-graduate work at the University of Southern California. We are thrilled to have Kim Estes as a member of our juror panel.

George Maguire, Acclaimed Actor
Pursuit of Happyness/Fight Club/True Lies

George Maguire is a renowned stage and film actor, director, and voice-over artist. His career began as a teenager in 1964 with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera; it encompasses Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theaters, Shakespeare Festivals, and numerous films and TV shows. He has been an Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA member for over 50 years. His career spans both coasts and includes Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Companies, and many of the top regional theaters in the states, including Actors Theater of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes, Marin, and Northshore Shakespeare Festivals, PCPA Theaterfest, ACT, Berkeley Rep, Magic Theater, Shotgun Players, Clarence Brown Theater and many more. His over 30 film and TV credits include “Fight Club, Pursuit of Happyness, Metro, The Sweetest Thing, Opal, The Dog Lover,” James Franco’s “Yosemite,” Clint Eastwood’s “True Lies, Youth,” films and pilots for NBC, ABC, CBS, and PBS and Lt. Governor Mel Wexler on “Nash Bridges.” In addition to “Nosferatu, The Stand at Paxton County, Disrupted, The Night,” Mr. Invincible,” additional projects include “13 Reasons Why” and “Generations,” along with many others.

His directing credits include CenterRep, PCPA, the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, SRT Santa Rosa, New Conservatory Theater, Indra Theater Company, Broadway By The Bay, and Playground, of which he is a proud member. He is Professor Emeritus at Solano College Theater, co-founded the Actor Training Program and teaches Advanced On-Camera Acting for Nancy Hayes Casting and Academy of Art University. 



George Maguire, Actor

Samantha K Henderson, Film & TV Producer/
Co-Director of the SacFilmChallenge/
Music & Film Festival

Samantha K Henderson is an award-winning film and TV producer working in Sacramento and Los Angeles. She is also the Co-Director of SacFilmChallenge, a music and film festival, and founded the Sacramento Film Project, a film group that focuses on networking and developing filmmakers.  Her latest film project, Smashed, was shot in Los Angeles on a Television City Studios soundstage and premiered at Raleigh Studios Hollywood in November 2021 as part of Women in Media's CAMERAderie Initiative. 


Samantha serves on the Board of Directors at Access Sacramento (public access TV and radio) and is certified as a TV and Radio Producer.  She is currently involved in multiple projects in various stages of production, including a feature film, docuseries, two short films, and a TV series. Her love of storytelling and the filmmaking process keeps her motivated.  
Facebook, IG, & Twitter @SamKendrea.

Brook Penca, Actor

Brook is a veteran actor and member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has numerous acting credits, but also writes, directs and produces. He is set to direct a SAG short film called Painkiller in Los Angeles this March. Brook continues to work as a high school Principal, something he has done for about fifteen years. He is passionate about working to help the Homeless, and he is the proud parent of four children.

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Sandra Dee Richardson, Award-Winning Actor/Casting Director

Sandra Dee Richardson, known as Sandra Dee is an award-winning American actress, winning over 13 awards as actor, director, or producer, including a best-supporting actor award. Her career has exploded with opportunities over the last decade in film, commercials, television, and as a print model, the face of numerous products and services.


Adding more versatility to her career, Sandra Dee Richardson has cast numerous films including four award-winning films in the last year. Some of the dramatic, action-packed award-winning films and documentaries cast, directed, or produced include double platinum winner, “Restorers of Truth”, “Southern Secrets, Sins of the Past”, “Healing Yesteryear (2019)”, “Dr. Castillo (2016)”, “The Great Controversy Ended (2017)”, “Nine Lives (2017)”, “Never Alone (2014)”, and “We Promised (2015).


Richardson’s credentials include certification as a Business Consultant and Project Manager. She is also an acting consultant-coach and trainer. Her degree is in business management with an emphasis on communication and marketing with a minor in theater. To expand knowledge of acting and film techniques, Richardson attended six training schools, most notable were the Actor’s Studio, Robert Conrad Studios, and South Coast Repertory. She also received personal training from several outstanding trainers in New York and Los Angeles.


Early in Richardson’s work life, she became a manager in the federal government expanding on customer service, public relations, and marketing. She currently owns an entertainment, production and marketing company called RS Rich Enterprises Inc./RS Rich Productions. When not in front of, or, behind the camera, Richardson is teaching, marketing, writing books and screenplays.

Andrew Ching

Narrative Filmmaker/Editor

Andrew Ching, hails from Pacific Grove, CA, and has been living in San Francisco for over 20 years now. As someone who loves Cinema and who happens to be a 1st-Gen. A.B.C. (American-Born Chinese), Andrew came late to Filmmaking after struggling to overcome family career expectations and cultural-stereotyping.


As a Filmmaker-Editor, Andrew learned his craft by making short films at City College of SF’s Cinema Dept. While there, he was nominated for a "Student Eddie” by the American Cinema Editors Guild, and one of his short films, "For Cereal Lovers Only" screened at several hi-profile film festivals, including SXSW Film, Palm Springs Int’l Short Film & CA Indie Film. Three of his short films have been broadcast on PBS’ San Jose affiliate KTEH-TV.

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Debra Miller, Actor

Debra Miller an American born actress from Arkansas. Her film credits include “San Andreas, Steve Jobs, Ant-Man 1 and 2, Venom, Sense 8 and Jordan Peele’s thriller US.” Along with film credits, she has added a number of TV shows to her list of credits, which include “Murder in the First on TNT, Wives with Knives on Investigation Discovery, HBO Ballers and ABC's miniseries When We Rise.” Additionally, “Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and a speaking spot in A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities.” She has appeared in numerous commercials with several Golden State Warrior Basketball players such as Stephen Curry “Stronger Feels Good” for Muscle Milk, Wins and Losses” for Kaiser Permanente, Draymond Green “Beats by Dre” Headphones for Apple and Andre Iguodala “NBA Hands” for NBA. Debra has booked roles for “Sutter Health, Princess Cruise, Samsung, Apple, Geico Insurance, Vistaprint, Microsoft Office 365, Wells Fargo
and Bank of the West.”

In 2018, Debra landed a featured spot in a national commercial with singer/musician John Legend and then Golden State Warrior’s Kevin Durant for Google Assistant called; "Make Google Do It!" In 2019, Debra booked a brief, but visible role, in a commercial for Post’s “Honey Bunches of Oats" and "David’s Bridal”. She has acted in shorts and featured films such as Jacalyn Evone’s “Stripes and Sisters.” She played mom to known Oakland rapper Fabby Davis Jr aka Mr. Fab on Season 1 of “The North Pole Show.” In 2018, Debra agreed to participate in research to obtain FDA approval of a groundbreaking ultrasound machine to detect early signs of "breast cancer"; Allowing an alternative to painful Mammograms. Her sharing of personal breast cancer scares and family history of the killer disease.

Debra has earned IMDB credits for various accomplishments. She’s detailed oriented and has a keen eye. She’s worked in production, craft services, editing and on a team of producers for distributed web-series. In 2019, she added voice-over; to her skills, and has been in charge as a Film Festival juror assistant, coordinator and floor manager. Off-camera, she’s a licensed pharmacy technician, Cosmetologist and a certificate for nurse’s assistant in 2009. With two associate degrees and one course shy of completing registered nursing prerequisites. Debra is determined to excel academically. A wife of thirty-plus years, mom of six amazing adults and grandmother to eight adorable youngsters; her faith, singing, cooking, dancing, yard work, writing scripts, poetry and perfecting her skills are of utmost importance.

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