Carl Andrew Molina is a Writer, Director, Cinematographer, and Producer based in San Jose, California. He is currently retired from filmmaking as he pursues an AS-T in Computer Science and eventually an MS. Recently, he produced May Pineapples, shot and directed AAPI Heritage Month 2022 - Generational Voices, created the docu-web series POST GRAD, and acted in a few comedy sketches.
Passively, Carl is shooting a decades-long documentary about his grandparents' immigrant experience through the lens of their 16 children entitled FAMILY AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN.
In 2018, Carl wrote and directed the short film JORY that won him the New Filmmaker Award at Diamond in the Rough along with selections at Golden Gate Int. Film Festival and Silicon Valley Asian Pacific Film Festival.
Carl graduated from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television with a BA in Screenwriting. He has written several feature-length scripts and TV pilots, directed and shot short films, music videos, and mini docs, and hosted the videocast series FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY, while also having interned at companies like The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Disney Channel.
Carl loves telling and listening to stories about mental health, Asian American and Filipinx American diasporic experiences, and derivative topics like student loans and the human condition.
You can find Carl journaling in cafes around the Greater SF Bay Area, taking classes at local community colleges, or hiking new trails on the peninsula.