Reel Talk

The Rising Star Showcase is an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of some of the most promising young talent in the industry. Set before a sweeping valley landscape at Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards, the Rising Star Showcase includes an extended interactive conversation with this year’s Rising Stars, as well as a sampling of the estate’s finest assortment of wine and light bites. This year, we are honored to tribute Jessica Barden, Dean-Charles ChapmanJacob Elordi, Kelsey Asbille, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Liana Liberato, and Mena Massoud.


Jessica Barden is most well known for her portrayal of Alyssa in the breakout Netflix series The End of the F*cking World, which returns for Season 2 on November 5. Barden previously appeared in the feature The New Romantic, which won best feature at the 2018 SXSW Festival, as well as the Cannes Jury Prize-winning The Lobster, opposite Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. Audiences will next see Barden in Jungleland, opposite Jack O’Connell and Charlie Hunnam.


Dean-Charles Chapman is a versatile young star on the rise with an impressive range of projects. Best known for his work on the HBO hit series Game of Thrones, playing the ill-fated King Tommen Baratheon, Chapman recently wrapped production as lead of the independent feature Here Are the Young Men, with Anya Taylor-Joy and Finn Cole, and appeared in the New Line film Blinded By the Light. He will next be seen in David Michod’s The King, alongside Timothée Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, and Joel Edgerton, premiering globally November 1 on Netflix. And, following this, Chapman will star in Sam Mendes’ 1917, opposite George MacKay, opening globally January 10.


Jacob Elordi is currently a lead in Sam Levinson’s HBO hit drama series Euphoria, which was announced to be renewed for a second season. Last year, Elordi garnered attention playing the charming football star Noah Flynn in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth. Since its release, the film has gone on to become one of Netflix’s most watched movies and launched Elordi’s career, putting him at #1 on the IMDb STARmeter and naming him as one of IMDb’s Top Break Out Stars of 2018.


Kelsey Asbille is known for her scene-stealing role in Taylor Sheridan’s critically acclaimed drama Wind River, opposite Jeremy Renner and Jon Bernthal. She currently stars as Monica Dutton on Sheridan’s Yellowstone, alongside Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, and Luke Grimes, which recently wrapped its second season on Paramount Network. Asbille’s past film credits include The Amazing Spider-Man; past television credits include a leading role on Disney’s Pair of Kings, and recurring roles on One Tree Hill and Teen Wolf.


Kelvin Harrison Jr. is bringing to life some of the most dynamic and diverse characters on screens both big and small. Audiences first fell in love with Harrison in his leading roles in All Rise (fka Monster) and Monsters and Men at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. He captivates as the lead of the drama Luce, in which he plays the lead role opposite Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, and Naomi Watts. Next up, Harrison stars in the A24 feature film Waves, which has garnered Oscar buzz at both Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals.


  Liana Liberato can currently be seen in a leading role on the Hulu series Light as a Feather. Liberato stars opposite Tony Hale and Malin Akerman in the indie To The Stars that premiered to rave reviews at Sundance 2019. Earlier in 2018, Liberato was seen in the indie feature Measure of a Man, opposite Judy Greer, Luke Wilson, and Donald Sutherland. She first garnered critical acclaim at the age of 14 for her performance in Trust, opposite Clive Owen and Catherine Keener.


Mena Massoud is a young actor, making his mark with distinct choices in film and television. Currently, Massoud can be seen worldwide, starring in the title role of the hugely successful Disney live-action reimagining of Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie, and co-starring Will Smith and Naomi Scott. In December, Massoud will be seen starring in the new Hulu drama series Reprisal, co-starring Abigail Spencer and Rodrigo Santoro, as well as in NVFF19 feature film Run This Town, alongside Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev, and Damien Lewis.


The Rising Star Showcase takes place on Saturday, November 16 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards in Napa. This event is available to all Patron Circle members. A limited number of individual tickets can be purchased here.

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