Juan Escobedo


Juan Escobedo is an award-winning actor, director and photographer. His recent film MARISOL has won several awards including “Best Dramatic Short Film” at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. MARISOL was also Oscar qualified and the script inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library. You can view the script at the following link:

Mr. Escobedo has a degree in Theater Arts with an emphasis on Directing from Cal State LA. He is the founder of The East LA Society of Film and Arts (TELASOFA) and the East LA Film Festival (ELAFF) with the mission of “Provoking Thought and Inspiring Solutions” for youth, emerging artists, filmmakers and photographers.

Juan is currently working on a documentary titled The Truth About The Truth about the Jehovah Witness religion and it’s practices around child abuse, shunning and blood prohibition. Before the end of 2019 he’ll be directing a short film titled PREGGERS about the current political climate around abortion laws. Mr. Escobedo is also in pre-production on BLAXICAN, a short film about intergenerational trauma affecting an aging out foster youth.

Juan Escobedo

photo by Mark O’Donnell