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.



Latest News

4/26/16 update

- My latest short film, The Flame, is now finished and being submitted to festivals around the country. The Flame was recently honored with an Award of Merit from The Best Shorts Competition. We are very proud of this one, and excited to see how it will be received across the circuit this year.

- I recently shot footage for my first documentary, The Live to Dream Project. I followed singer/songwriter Dan Franklin as he faced the challenge to write and record a 10-song album in 3 short days. Check out the trailer here on my Home Page! The album is set to be released May 25!

- The comedy show that I produce: A Thing In a Place With People recently wrapped our 4th consecutive sold-out show. The next show is set for June 11. Save the date!

- This week, I'll be finishing up my first music video for Danny Roque's comedy tune "Lunch at Costco". We've had a blast in production and can't wait to share it with the world!

- 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:

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