staff

Gregory Kallenberg

Executive Director

Kallenberg has consciously decided not to climb the world’s seven highest peaks, been detained for protesting non-alcoholic tequila and is the founder of Louisiana Film Prize. He moved to Shreveport, LA from Austin, TX to make his last film “Haynesville.” Gregory not only decided to make Shreveport, LA his home, more importantly, he has taken on the task of building an indigenous film community in northwest Louisiana. To the Film Prize, Kallenberg is caring mother, stern father, needy uncle and eccentric aunt. Prior to filmmaking, he wrote for Esquire, The New York Times, Texas Monthly, Austin American Statesman’s XL magazine and other publications. Kallenberg attended the University of Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in film. Kallenberg also attended the film program at the University of Southern California.  Prior to his breakout documentary Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future, Gregory directed Eating Levi, an internationally successful film about Levi Oliver and his quest for competitive eating fame.


Sabrina Adsit

Sponsor Liaison

Sabrina is your sponsor representative. If you want to support the LAFP with a charitable donation or in-kind services, she’s the one to talk to. Learn about all the benefits of sponsorship by calling her today! Sabrina, is known by locals as HURRICANE. After being banned from NYC for instigating a flash mob-styled base jump off of the empire state building, she moved to Shreveport and specializes in event logistics and production.

 

Chris Lyon

Filmmaker Liaison

Chris will help you find cast, crew, locations, facilitate communication with the local film office and be the filmmaker liaison for the Louisiana Film Prize. If you’re a filmmaker and have a question about the LAFP, call Chris and he’ll get you back on track. Chris is a filmmaker and editor living in Shreveport, Louisiana. He has edited and produced several short films, features, and television shows. He enjoys nursing a whiskey neat while chatting up friendly faces at the local tavern.



Emily Smith

Festival Associate

Now in her second year, Emily is ready to tackle anything. She has a passion for marketing, non-profits, and dinosaurs – which is just fine with us. If you call the film prize office, she’ll probably be the first person to greet you. Go ahead, just give it a try.