Bay area based actor and filmmaker, Ethan Paisley, has been working on the stage and screen since age 6. Paisley has starred in a variety of local theater productions, playing everything from Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors to Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. The actor has also gone onto feature in various independent films, such as Nebula and Boo Men. Aside from a career on the stage & screen, Paisley has also established success on his semi-famous YouTube series, self-entitled ethanpaisley, where he spoofs pop culture using a comedy sketch style approach. Outside of acting, Ethan Paisley has worked on over 8 independent film productions, one of which most recently includes The Art of Escape, a film he wrote and directed that explores issues in modern teenage hood including social status and the fallout of wanting to be accepted. Paisley has received training in film & acting from Idyllwild Arts, Marin School of The Arts, Melinda Moreaux, and Amanda McTigue. When not working on a film or theater project, Ethan Paisley enjoys cooking & cross country running.
Name: Ethan Paisley
Lives in: San Francisco, California
Company: Take18 Entertainment
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Film (Drama) Producer/Director A human drama that follows three life stages of a boy, Darren, who obsesses over a fellow classmate named Kate. Darren's obsession is driven by bipolar disorder, which is completely neglected by his family, who become burdened by his illness as it slowly causes him to become violent, delusional, and ultimately miserable throughout the story. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama and Short) Producer/Director Two teenage girls, Colleen and Emily, find themselves under harsh pressure the night before a daunting mid-term in geometry. Though their feelings are similar, their actions and attitudes are what reflect in the happiness of their daily lives, as well as the scores they receive on their tests. Written by Anonymous
The Egoic Trinity
Film (Short and Fantasy) Producer An artist finds himself struggling with paranoia as his dreams become increasingly more nightmarish, pushing him to grip onto sanity as his past and his dreams begin to intertwine.
Film (Fantasy and Short) Cinematographer After attending his first psychotherapy appointment, a lonely young man begins to hear a voice in his head that helps him uncover an ambiguous force that has left him completely alone.
When Love Becomes Fear
Film (Short and Drama) Producer A short PSA that focuses on a teenage girl who begins to encounter obstacles in her relationship that quickly lead to instances of abuse.
Film (Drama and Short) Producer/Director 4 people of different ages each have an intense addiction to social media that causes them to become isolated from their daily lives as well as angry, depressed, and ultimately dissatisfied with who they are. The 4 characters consist of a young boy hooked on video games, a fame obsessed teenage girl, a highly uninspired college student, and an old woman who has a troubled relationship with her daughter. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Producer A widow comes to terms with the death of her husband after drowning in her own conscience.
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The Art of Escape
Film (Drama) Producer Set in the dull suburbs of Southern California, a motivated, artistic high school student, Elise Henderson, finds her life torn apart after falling in with suspicious social butterfly, Alianna Thompson. The film explores pressures of modern day teenage hood including social status, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and sex, all of which are chronicled on social media.
Film (Short and Horror) Producer During a flooding storm, Dan, Jess, and Evelyn get trapped inside their home with a killer taking shelter downstairs.
Saladcide 1: Green with Envy
Film (Short and Action) Producer 50 years later in The United States of America, vegetables have gone extinct and become overpowered by mass food products and companies. After having an erotic vision of the forgotten substances of vegetables, it is up to the dumbfounded protagonist, Anna, to make the world healthier through society's newest correction, which could also be its biggest mistake; salad. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action, Adventure, Drama and 1 More) Producer After their parents' divorce, Jake and Alice move from Marin County to Los Angeles. The whole family is stressed but things just keep going downhill when Jake gets beat up at his new school. When they think nothing else could go wrong, they find a mysterious book in their new house. After opening it, the two kids are transported into another dimension with violent creatures and severe conditions. The only way out is to get to the top of a mountain which they climb struggling to survive.
What Happens Next?
Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Cinematographer The horror comedy takes place during a party thrown by Alec and his sister Lily when their parents leave for vacation on Halloween night. The siblings and their four friends, Scott, Rosy, Aaron, and Jeana, face a series of unexplained events after a newscast reveals that a chemical with unknown side effects has leaked into the environment from a local power plant.
A Very Teryi Vacation
Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Through a spammed website, Teryi wins a trip to Hawaii and gets dragged into wild scenarios such as shark fights and interrogations, all on a useless mission to find out why there was a ball in her hotel room.
Film (Short and Drama) Actor After 14 years, Daniel gathers the courage to prosecute the man that abused him as a child.
Film (Short and Mystery) Cinematographer When Victoria Doyle and Roger Granger's relationship hits a rocky point, Victoria goes to her best friend, Lillian, for help. In this process, Lillian ends up stealing Roger away from Victoria, thus making her incredibly jealous. While on their honeymoon, Victoria follows the newly wed couple everywhere to bother them. Throughout her sabotage, the story hits several sub conflicts among tourists who travel beside Lillian and Roger. When these conflicts hit a suspenseful climax, all heads point to Victoria. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor It's Halloween night and Tiffany Jenae Rose is sassy and rude as always, but things start to change when she finds disturbances occurring frequently around her. As the plot unravels in this comedy-horror, one of Tiffany's stuffed animals suspiciously shows up in each disturbance. Written by Zach Bellin
Television (Comedy) Producer Ethan Paisley creates short comedy sketches that discuss pop culture through his comic, original characters and skits. Also on the series, occasional short film projects appear that Paisley creates as well.
New York International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival
Student Cuts Film Festival
Marin School of The Arts