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.

fo' reel, yo! 

A fresh acting reel:

featuring scenes from Winners and Sparked.



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Latest News

 1/20/16 update

- I am excited to announce that I will be making my first documentary film! I will be following musician Dan Franklin as he faces the challenge of writing and recording a 10-song record in the span of three days. This will be quite an adventure. More details to come...

- I am producing my first night of LIVE comedy, called: A THING IN A PLACE WITH PEOPLE. We will be featuring stand-up and improvisational comedy, as well as a live musical performance from singer/songwriter Josh Disan. A limited ticket sale will begin tonight here on my website.

- I am currently in the post-production stages of my new short film, The Flame. The Flame is a follow-up to my 2015 award-winning short, Sparked.

- Last September, I did my first-ever set of stand-up comedy at intermission of "The Christening" CD release party in the Grand Ballroom aboard The Queen Mary. It was quite an interesting experience and I can't wait to try it again at a comedy club!

- My web series, Winners, was an official selection of L.A. WebFest 2015! 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: