Frank Krueger is an award winning actor, writer, producer and professional acting coach with over 20 years of experience in the industry.

Torre Catalano has been creating some of the most compelling content in the film industry for 15 years. 

In his early 20’s, Torre was the youngest executive at Capitol Records worldwide. In his role as head of Video Production, he built a digital content initiative that garnered nearly one billion online views for superstars like John Legend, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, P!nk and more. From live concert films, to music videos, to documentaries, Torre’s work has earned numerous awards, including an Emmy for Will I Am’s “Yes We Can.”

As a narrative filmmaker, Torre wrote and directed the celebrated film “Seasick Sailor,” starring Keir Gilchrist, Emily Osment, Martin Starr and Steven Bauer. The film won best picture at The Hollywood Independent Film Festival, Th Williamsburg Film Festival and The Best Shorts Worldwide Competition. His feature “Almost Anything,” Starring Brandon Jay McLaren and Jodi Balfour premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival where it won the Audience Award.

In organizing the Buffalo Film and Television Workshop, Torre is bringing his expertise in creative cinema back to his hometown. In 2000, Torre attended a similar workshop – which changed his life and sent him on the path to the career he has today. Torre hopes to light the same creative fire in the attendees of this program, and give back the gift of film to his hometown.