Paul Carganilla is an award-winning actor & filmmaker, an established screenwriter, and founder of the multimedia production company, Shovel Kitty Media.
Paul grew up in Simi Valley, CA. In his high school years, he explored many creative opportunities: serving as Historian of the Drama Club, President of the choir, and Drum Major of the marching band.
In college, while playing trumpet in the orchestra pit, he felt his true calling was to be on the stage. In the following years, he was accepted to UCLA's illustrious theater program and won five national gold medals in Dramatic Interpretation.
In February of 2005, he was hired by the Walt Disney Company as an actor, MC, and improvisational comedian. He continues to work with Disney as a performer to this day.
In 2009, Paul co-wrote, produced, and starred in his first web series, Guess Again. This experience fueled him to write, produce, direct, and act in many web, film, and LIVE ventures: including Winners (web series), Sparked & the Flame (short films), The Haunted Man (feature screenplay), The Live to Dream Project (documentary), Paulie's Comedy Picnics, and multiple music videos.
Acting, writing, and/or producing, Paul is excited to continue his exploration of multiple creative ventures.



Latest News

8/28/17 update

- Thank you for continuing to check in, for new stuff… so much awesomeness is happening RIGHT NOW!

- The next #PauliesPicnic comedy show: A Thing In a Place W/ People #11 is going down THIS SATURDAY, September 2. For tickets and details, click "PICNIC" on the menu above!

- I recently wrapped shooting my part (as an actor playing the role of 'Ricky') in Ryan Willer's new film project, "Long Green Hash". Stay tuned for fun updates on THAT! 

- Thanks to our absolutely incredible crowd funders, we have raised the complete budget to shoot our first feature film: The Haunted Man! My co-producer Dan Franklin and I can not thank you all enough for making this happen. If you missed the deadline but still wish to contribute, please visit our Indiegogo page.

- My documentary, The Live To Dream Project, is finished and being submitted to film festivals around the world! Keep up with the journey at! Trailer:

- Last summer, Dan Franklin and I released the official music video for our latest track: "THE HOT SAUCE SONG"!

- My music video for Danny Roque's comedy tune "Lunch at Costco" has garnered over 46,000 views! Many thanks to all of my friends who shared an helped make it go viral!

- I am so proud of my music video for Dan Franklin's song: "Live To Dream Again". This is one of my favorite songs of all-time, and it was an honor to create the video with this fantastic team. This will forever be one of my favorite creative collaborations:

- My latest short film, The Flame, is currently being submitted to festivals around the country. It was recently honored with an Award of Merit from The Best Shorts Competition and was featured in the Palm Springs ShortFest Film Market. Trailer:

​​- My web series, Winners, was an official selection of L.A. WebFest! We received four (4) award nominations, including: Outstanding Lead Actor: Paul Carganilla, and Outstanding WritingWe ended up winning the award for Best Trailer of the Year. Season One of Winners can be viewed in its entirety on the official website:

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