Hi, I am a young, hard-working, and dedicated Actor, Writer, and Producer. I grew up in Los Angeles and then went to NYU where I majored in Drama and minored in Fine Art. I trained at the Stella Adler Studio for three and a half years (which I LOVED) and then went to London and did a semester Shakespeare intensive with the Royal Academy (which I also LOVED). After finishing school I did lots of Off-off- Broadway theater. My focus was in Shakespeare, but I also originated leads in several new plays, I worked with the Red Bull Theater, and I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a play (Midtown International Theater Festival Awards) for my portrayal of Touchstone. After doing primarily theater for several years I was becoming more and more interested in screenwriting and I decided to move back to Los Angeles. I wrote a short film, "The Pretenders", which I co-produced and acted in, and which we got into the LA Shorts Fest. I have two completed feature scripts, "Fare Forward", and a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's "Persuasion" which I am currently shopping around. I continue to act and audition and I am furthering my training at the Aquila Morong Studio.
Name: Kirsta Peterson
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Detour Force Films
Occupation: Actor, Producer and Screenwriter
Film (Short and Drama) Actress When John, a blind man, discovers that his guide dog and best friend, Jubilee, is dying, his world seems to crumble. Unwilling to apply for a new dog, but unable to live without one John struggles to find the strength to say goodbye and find a way to push on.
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actress A gay man in the midst of a midlife crisis decides he wants to live a 'straight' life, that includes a wife and baby to complete him. Out of desperation, he proposes to his female best friend. She turns him down, but agrees to help him audition wives in the hopes he will realize the absurdity of his choice and find the answers within himself. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress In a bar where nothing is what it seems, two people meet, and get off on the wrong foot. But as their masks crumble so does the world around them, and finally a real connection can be made.
Video (Drama) Actress A good-hearted musician struggles to find a way to tell his beautiful barista coworker that he loves her, despite the fact that she is in a relationship. Meanwhile, regulars and customers at the café where they work have their own problems and encounters. A police officer keeps his eye on his wayward cousin, who owes money to a charismatic dealer, and a married man contemplates his relationship with a good-looking new acquaintance. However, one customer believes he is in fact the main character in a computer simulation of modern life, set in the microcosm of the café, all designed by a young girl. Written by Anonymous
My film "The Pretenders" was an Official Selection at the Los Angeles Shorts Festival
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Midtown International Theater Festival Awards)
Master Scene Study at the Aquila Morong Studio
New York University (New York, NY)
Shakespeare Intensive at the Royal Academy
Growtowski Summer Conservatory at Fordham Univeristy