Proudly Introducing our 2015 Mistress of Ceremonies – Krystal White
Actress. Writer. Producer. These words sum up the passion and pursuits of Krystal White, a Greek African-American who made the art of storytelling her career. Her love of film, and the beauty of getting lost in someone else’s story, became the inspiration behind the basis of her dreams.
Born in Colorado and raised in California, Krystal spent some of her childhood in Greece attending middle and high school at the American Community School of Athens, ultimately receiving her Bachelor of Arts combined Honors Degree in English Literature and the History of Art in the United Kingdom. In 2006, she had the opportunity to work on the set of Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix. This first experience inspired her to pursue a career in the film industry. She continued to gain knowledge on the sets of other films, including Mamma Mia!, and eventually started assisting established writers in script development.
As of recent, Krystal has starred with Greek-Australian actor Louis Mandylor and Lainie Kazan (both alumni of My Big Fat Greek Wedding) in Persephone – a love story based on Greek mythology which aired nationally on The Short Movie Channel. This past Fall, Krystal also wrote her first short film, The Interrogation, which is currently being submitted to festivals. From scriptwriting to filmmaking, Krystal enjoys the translation of human connection on the widescreen. She currently resides in Los Angeles, a place that offers opportunities to artists like herself, but still appreciates her time spent living in Greece where the hospitality is unmatched.
As in previous years, we will be honoring an established and renowned Greek-American individual with the Paradigm Award. We will be announcing the name of this year’s honoree on April 30th, 2015, so stay tuned!
We invite you to attend Chicago’s premiere scholarship event honoring the best and brightest Greek-American students from across the nation. For event details click here.
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