Jacob Padilla
Creator/Filmmaker/Actor
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About

Hey! Thanks for checking out my website! I grew up on a strong diet of Spielberg and Robin Williams, acting in school plays, making movies with my brothers, and trying to get my sister to laugh at dinner. I recently graduated from Gordon College  with a degree in Theatre Arts and Communication Arts. I love telling stories, I love making people laugh, and I love making movies.

Over my four years at Gordon, I split my time between acting on stage and in front of the camera, directing both theatre and film, and working as a PA or grip on whatever film I can find. During my sophomore year I helped create Exit 17 Live, a late-night comedy show in the vein of The Tonight Show and SNL. At Gordon, I focused much of attention on making this show great, producing, writing, editing, and directing over 20 short films and sketches, as well as directing the whole show my senior year. 

While at Gordon I also worked for Media Services, shooting many live events like concerts and presentations, as well as working with a production team to create marketing and promotional videos for the college. To create these products, we used the Panasonic Gh4, DVX200, DJI Ronin and much more. 

In the Theatre Department, I acted in many plays, including Translations as Doalty, Madwoman of Chaillot as Sewerman, and Urinetown as Old Man Strong. I also directed 3 short plays in my senior year. During the 2015-16 school year, I had the privilege of teaching theatre at Abundant Life Christian School in Wilmington, MA. We worked on imrpov and acting skills throughout most of the year, culminating with a production of a play! 

If you want to connect, please send me a message! I'd love to chat!