Rachid Fakhoury has been an instructor at Gray Studios for over 5 years. He is an actor, writer, director and artist from Detroit, Michigan. In addition to his acting work, he is the creator of a successful, ongoing comedy series in partnership with Funny or Die as well as numerous short films and ongoing sketch comedy. He is also an independent filmmaker. His short film, Trophy Girl, won Best in Genre and Best Editing at the Detroit 48 Hour Film Festival. He also produced the feature film CornerStore which was accepted into both the Peach Tree International Film Festival in Atlanta and the Pan-African festival in Los Angeles. He is one of the lead directors for the Make-A-Movie camp program where he has directed over 15 short films for the studio in the past two years.