KP founded KP1STUDIOS because he wanted to give people of diversity opportunity to show their creative talent, where opportunity was often met with a door slamming at their faces. To provide young talents a voice to be heard through the arts/entertainment. To develop new talents in the field of entertainment. KP see’s the many talents in the Central Valley, but often been neglected. KP1STUDIOS is a creative space to learn the trade,skills to become successful in the entertainment industry, but most important be successful in LIFE.
Khetphet (KEM-pet) Phagnasay (Pah-YAH-sy) goes by the nickname KP. He was born on February 1. He is a Lao-American actor, director, producer and stuntman known for his work on Victory by Submission (2016) The Big 3-0 Movie (2015), Street of Hope (2014) and Showboys (2011).
Khetphet Phagnasay originally came from Laos to the United States as a refugee in 1980’s . He earned his B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fresno. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from University of Hawaii, Manoa, where he studied Asian Theatre forms. KP is a working actor, director, producer and stunt-fight Coordinator and more. As an acting coach/instructor with 15 + years of coaching experience, he has taught at various studios in California and Hawaii; helping, developing, and guiding students to be successful in their career and life.
Khetphet Phagnasay just finished IMPOSSIBLE film for the 168 Film Festival that had 9 nominations and featured on the best of the 168 film festival dvd. KP has worked on the awarding winning feature film Street of Hope(2014) as the Acting Coach/Consultant/Actor. He is also the Associate Producer/Stunt coordinator for the Short independent film Cross (2010). Casting/coordinating for a feature film Biohazard (Zombie Apocalypse) (2011). KP has been a stunt coordinator on featured films such as Showboys (2011), Contender, Underclassmen: Lee Roy Soames and the Drama Boy (2013), The Recording, Uprising and more. Many of these films have won awards at various film festivals.
Khetphet Phagnasay worked as a independent producer (VIMBY) for the Wal-Mart commercials for the Central Valley. His Face of Cancers documentary has been featured on the local PBS channels. He is involved in many aspect of productions in various positions. KP works with various talent/management agencies, production Team/Studios in development. He consults and does development on projects in web and feature films such Peppersteps , Little Buddy, Valley of the Kids (Web-series), 2nd Shot at Glory, producer for The Operator (TV pilot), several music videos for various artists, commercials, and more.
Khetphet Phagnasay has received honors from the following:
- United States Italian Martial Arts Alliance 2015
- Munich Hall of Honors 2015 – Outstanding Contribution to he Martial Arts
- Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2015 – Outstanding Dedication in the Martial Arts
- Masters of Martial Arts Award 2014 – Most Accomplished Martial Arts Actor/Director