The Napa Valley Film Festival’s Rising Star Showcase honored a handful of up-and-coming young talent including, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror StoryThe Nun), Billy Magnussen (Maniac, Game Night), Camila Mendes (RiverdaleThe New Romantic),Rosa  Salazar (Alita: Battle AngelMaze Runner: The Death Cure), Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One,  X-Men: Dark Phoenix) Alexandra Shipp (Love, SimonX-Men: Dark Phoenix).

The Napa Valley Film Festival’s second annual Rising Star Showcase was presented by Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards.

The six young rising stars stepped up to the stage with a smoky vineyard backdrop for a  Entertainment Weekly’s Katie Hasty.  All were asked how they got into acting and which role, they most identify with.  Each actor is credited with several films and Tv appearances for such a young age.

Following the Q & A, Materra Cunat Family Vineyards owner, Brian Cunat presented the actors with a special bottle of Materra Wines.  Materra Cunat Family Vineyard wines were served to those attending the discussion.

Photos Courtesy of Kari Ruel of Napa Valley Life Magazine