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 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.

Acting, writing, and/or producing, Paul is excited to continue his exploration of multiple creative ventures. Details of his latest projects can be found here on the site, which is updated regularly.



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Latest News

8/19/16 update

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

- My feature screenplay, The Haunted Man, was recently accepted to the Glendale International Film Festival. - We are excited to be performing a live dramatic reading of the screenplay on September 11 in Long Beach. Tickets for this private performance are currently available at

The cast for the Sep11 reading includes: Dan Franklin, Rya Meyers, Danielle Argyros, Bill Lewis, Jamie Carganilla, Chuck McLane, Frank Romeo, Ryan Willer, Kimberly McDermott, and Myself! Tickets are limited... hope to see you there!

- After two short months, my music video for Danny Roque's comedy tune "Lunch at Costco" now has over 41,000 views! Many thanks to all of my friends who shared an helped make it go crazy-viral! Check Haven't seen it? Or want another sample? Check it out here:

- 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:

- The comedy show that I produce: A Thing In a Place With People recently wrapped our 7th consecutive sold-out show, performing for 200 guests in a hangar at the Fullerton municipal airport. So many thanks to all who make the thing such a great success! Missed it? Here's a snippet:

- In July, we held a private preview of my first feature documentary: The Live To Dream Project at The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana. It was received with fantastic feedback, and I'm looking forward to finishing up my edits, having a picture lock on it, and submitting it to festivals in the Fall!

- 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.

​​- 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: