KENT FAULCON, writer-director and actor, earned his B.F.A. from U.N.C. School of the Arts where he directed theater and film projects while classically training there and in London with Order of the British Empire inductee and Shakespearean expert Ronald Watkins. Kent’s feature film directorial debut, Sister’s Keeper, screened at the London International Film Festival and garnered awards in dozens of U.S. film festivals. He has directed numerous independent film, single- and multi-camera dramedy and sitcom television, and web series projects. Most recently, Kent was tapped by executive producer Ava DuVernay to direct an episode of NAOMI for the CW network.
Kent has always been captivated by the art of storytelling. His experiences –as a former child-actor, professional actor, writer and director – have all been fueled by his true passion for film, television, and theatre. Kent found that having an artistic outlet of storytelling, particularly as a director, was the perfect way to express his thoughts, creativity, and imagination. Through directing, he has been able to combine his years of experience, talent, creative eye and collaborative spirit to bring projects from script to screen with care, creativity and vibrancy.
Kent’s Sister’s Keeper feature film was awarded Audience Choice Winner at both the Hollywood Black Film Festival and the Texas Black Film Festival, garnering nominations and recognitions for Best Drama, Overall Film, Actor, and Director at festivals across the country. Kent was featured in the Los Angeles Times in March 2008 along with Charles Burnett and Ava DuVernay as part of “a new wave of young independent African American filmmakers armed with audacious visions and fresh perspectives about black life.” Kent has helmed the half-hour, single-camera dramedy pilot, “Brothers In Law”, episodes of the Amazon web series “Bougie Dilemma,” and the multi-camera sitcom television series “Mi Casa, Mi Casa.” His recent writer/director project, the sci-fi film short “Just A Phase” has screened in eleven with a showcase at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Kent’s successful acting career on the big and small screen has included memorable films like “Selma,” “War of the Worlds,” “Men in Black,” “Die Hard: With A Vengeance” as well as playing opposite stars ranging from Gabrielle Union on BET’s “Being Mary Jane” to Annette Bening in “American Beauty.”
Kent is happily married and a proud father of two. A son 22 and a daughter 19. His wife also works full-time as a professor. They are true partners in the journey of parenting.