Faculty & Staff
Our faculty members are highly influential players in the industry. They bring their rich experience, knowledge, and passion to the Studio.
Get to know our talented team below.
Head of Productions
Paul Kilpatrick’s professional path has not been a straight line but has always focused on how creative work moves from some people’s brains to other people’s eyes, ears, mouths, noses, fingers and toes . He has worked in comics, publishing, video games, music, theater and film. For the last 13 years he has worked on sets up and down the east coast starting as a production assistant and working his way up to Assistant Director. At the same time he developed and launched a software company for writers and traveled around the country speaking at writers conferences. Acting is his favorite but enjoys being on set, writing, and teaching people what he has learned.
Office Assistant Manager
Hannah is a Greensboro native & UNC Chapel Hill alumna. She has been taking classes at BTO & been with the Creative Film Group since the beginning of 2022. When she’s not at the studio or on set, you can find her cooking vegan food & binge-watching shows like Derry Girls & Outlander!
Editor & Content Creator
I started my journey as an actor two years ago and worked on a couple short films, some commercials and industrials. I’m currently based in Raleigh North Carolina.
Social Media & Content Creator
I’m Arelious and when I’m not making lattes at Starbucks, I like to express my creativity through content creation! You can check out my content on my Instagram and Tiktok. Being a part of this community saved me from a career that I didn’t want for myself. Here I can grow and create freely and work with other creatives just like me!
Social Media Manager
Naima is a Palestinian/Italian/American actor with a degree in theatre from UNCG. She specializes in film, television, commercial, and theater, and is also the host of Heeere’s NeeNee Horror Movie Podcast.
Richard is an actor hailing from the loverly mountains of Asheville. He has a BA in dramatic art from UNC Chapel Hill, a background primarily in theater, as well as some VO & film training. After a small hiatus working in the health & wellness sector, he was delighted to join BTO in 2022.