Jocelyn Padilla, actress, writer, and filmmaker, received her B.A in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was born and raised in Stoughton, Massachusetts. She has since appeared in a range of productions from short films, feature films and P.S.A's. She played the lead role of Barbara in Luis Carvahlo’s feature film Jonah Lives (2012), appearing as the film’s heroine. The film was picked up for distribution by Wild Eye Releasing. Padilla was nominated for Best Horror Actress at the Jersey Gore Fest in 2013 for her perfomance. Influenced largely by Shirley MacLaine and Marilyn Monroe and vintage Hollywood, Padilla has taken her acting experience to other films such as Amor Sangre, which Lindsey Elisabeth Cork wrote and helped to co-produce in which she plays an out-of-touch vampire, Lucianna, Taboo a film noir short directed and written by Jennifer Grossman in which Padilla plays a night club singer . In addition to these leading roles, her short I Am Monroe? Is currently in post-production, a piece she has written, co-starred and co-directed. Padilla has branched off working with IM Film Works Nathan Suher working as assistant director in the short film Next/Door written by Brian Pickard and Directed by Nathan Suher. And lastly a joint script written by Lindsey E Cork and Jocelyn Padilla entitled A Daisy for Rose completed filming last summer and is currently in post production! Padilla just moved to NYC to continue her acting and filmmaking career.
Name: Jocelyn Padilla
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: JP Productions
Occupation: Actor, Director, Marketing/pr, Producer and Screenwriter
I Am Monroe?
Film (short) by Jocelyn Padilla/Nathan Suher Woman in the Womb A young Norma Jeane dies a mysterious death. When she awakens, she finds herself in a womb-like realm, a limbo between the past and future. Norma Jeane, portrayed by Andrea Kinch, glances at her reflection in a mirror to find her being is no longer in her own, familiar body, but is now a woman in a womb realm. She quickly learns that passage from one realm into the next can only be achieved by facing a series of challenges; one must be subjected to their past misfortunes, sins and “happy memories” in order to move on. Alongside ‘Woman in the Womb’ played by Jocelyn Padilla is character Laine, a whimsical spirit guide aiding the new soul on her journey in this mirror-like, warped realm. However, things are quickly shaken when horrific images appear in a magic mirror. ‘Red Death,’ an evil, mysterious succubus portrayed by Lindsey E. Cork, plays minds games and tries desperately to keep ‘Woman In The Womb’ from progressing. Will 'The Woman in Womb' find the strength within herself to end this circle of hate or will she fall prey to Red?
Film (short) by Sparkle Productions Lucianna This romantic dark comedy features a lesbian vampire named Lucianna and her kidnapped lover Veronica, written, produced and and starring Lindsey Elisabeth Cork, with Jocelyn Padilla starring and producing, and was directed and produced by Geena Matuson in 2014. The film follows a 426-year-old vampire, the out-of-touch Lucianna, as she kidnaps a housewife with whom she’s fallen in love. Veronica, a wholesome, old fashioned mother of two, is whisked away to a deranged ‘love nest,’ and Lucianna tries desperately to make Veronica her loving bride. Comedy ensues when the couple meet Serena, a witty prostitute, who goes from being their next meal to a lifelong friend. With Serena's help, can Lucianna win Veronica’s heart?' (C) 2012-2016 Amor Sangre/Lindsey Elisabeth Cork and Jocelyn Padilla
A Daisy For Rose
Film (short) by Jocelyn Padilla Director A Lyn-Lin Productions presents A Daisy for Rose. Synopsis: After the trauma of dealing with her parents divorce and a sudden move to a new home and school, a young artistic, outcast named Daisy (Elena Carmichael) experiences reoccurring nightmares about an evil witch chasing her through an open field overlooking a barn. After being bullied by the popular girls, she finds herself riding through a dark, unfamiliar road. She discovers a field and a house similar to the one in her dreams. Daisy re-visits the house daily. Each day finding the courage within herself to confront her inner demons all the while uncovering new details about the house, the old woman that resides there and figuring out her place in the world. A sweet coming of age story that will leave you wondering if love can transcend through time and finding the strength within to forgive those who have done you wrong in the past. Directed+Produced+Written By: Jocelyn Padilla Written+Produced By: Lindsey Elisabeth Cork DP: Ed Wright Editor: Eileen Slavin - Editor/Photographer 1st AD: Andrew Frechette 2nd AD: Bethany Michalski Starring Elena Carmichael, Lindsey Elisabeth Cork and Karen Ann Martino. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5051646/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ADaisyForRose Copyright 2015/2016 Jocelyn Padilla/Lindsey E. Cork All Rights Reserved.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A nightclub singer finds herself in a tumultuous love triangle in the 1930's.
Film by Lugar Productions (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Barbara A story of revenge from beyond the grave, centering on a group of teenagers who unknowingly supply the catalyst for the murdered Jonah's return from the grave. A day like any other in a town not unlike that found all across the country, like minded teens hanging out, laughing, enjoying each other's company. When the darkness takes over the day and boredom sets in, they retreat to their basement hangout. Francis, the self-imposed leader of the group, a wannabe mystic, decides to play with their heads and breaks out a Spirit Board. Eagerly the game is played and soon they make contact with the tormented Spirit of Jonah. They begin to ask questions and soon learn how, when, and why Jonah was murdered in his lifetime. Mocking Tony, who warns them that it is a dangerous game to play, they make the choice of their young lives when they participate together in summoning Jonah beseeching him to come to them through the spirit board, What starts as a joke soon turns into a nightmare of garish ... Written by Ramzees Storm
Film (Short and Thriller) Producer Unrequited love at its darkest and most demented. A treacherous and toxic love triangle links three people together in a way you will not expect.
Film (Drama) Actress Sarah Duncliffe is pregnant and suicidal. She is married to a man she does not love, stalked by an abusive ex boyfriend, and haunted by a dead girl who stares at her with a bloated bluish face and sad, questioning eyes. After a mishap, Sarah is instructed by her doctor to stay in bed. Begrudgingly she does. That is, until a strange older man moves in next door. A man with black teeth and an odd habit of sneaking into Sarah's yard to steal weeds. Emboldened by curiosity, Sarah sneaks into her neighbor's yard - only to be locked inside a greenhouse. After she breaks a glass pane to escape, she cuts herself and faints. Sarah wakes and learns the neighbor had treated her wound with a strange herbal ointment and brought her to the hospital. Eventually Sarah gets up the nerve to introduce herself to her next door neighbor. They form a fast friendship and, when Sarah sneaks a look into his picture scrapbook, she discovers an amazing secret. He's the same age in nearly every picture - ... Written by Robert Heske
The Haunting of Alice D
Film (Horror and Thriller) Actress In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, until a young prostitute named Alice killed herself there. After her death, the brothel became haunted by Alice's ghost, and was eventually abandoned. More than a century later, the old structure is renovated into a beautiful mansion. It is still rumored to inhabit the ghost of Alice. Despite this, the new owner; the rich and arrogant heir to the Davenport fortune, decides to throw a wild party for his first night in the house. Written by Anonymous
A Search for Home
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You Better Watch Out!
Film (Horror) Actress From the dark and twisted imaginations of Jay Byrne and Michael Welch comes a brand new holiday themed anthology film. The Storytellers are gathering on Thanksgiving for their yearly get together. This year Rich, Steve and Lori each tell a horror story based on a holiday. You get a psychotic killer in a creepy old house! A rogue priest who finds out the truth about Santa! Finally, be there to witness old man new year's last stand! Written by Roadkill Entertainment
Out of the Night
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actress On a foggy night, a wealthy woman, lost in a strange neighborhood after a minor accident is lured out of her car and deeper into the shadows by one hundred dollar bills, falling from the sky.
Film (Short and Musical) Actress Based on Muse En Lystrala's song "Beacons", three people unexpectedly discover the affect they have in world as heroes.
Film (Horror) Actress A series of brutal, cult-like murders are taking place at a New England college. Josh Greene, a shy freshman, is the lone survivor of a series of murders that are reminiscent of a similar string of killings some twenty years prior. As he seeks to uncover the secret behind the attacks, he is joined by Detective Forrester, who was instrumental in halting the bloodshed before, and his daughter Meg, who had barely escaped being a victim previously. Written by Griffin
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actress A tale of two heartbroken, delusional, depressed, quirky failed artists decide on this particular day to kill themselves and broadcast it for all of the web to view. A series of humorous yet dark events ensue.
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Hampton Inn Superfan
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A married couple follows their favorite football team and checks in at a hotel.
Television (Action, Crime and Drama) Actress When South Boston Detective, Jack Reilly discovers his sister violently murdered, he will stop at nothing to bring her killer to justice.
Film (Horror) Actress A warped and mysterious family are unable to leave the house they reside in for unknown reasons. When this strange brood decide to turn their captivity into a sick and violent game, it challenges their very reality and puts all of their lives in great jeopardy. Written by Woodyanders
Film (Short, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actress Following the rumors of a haunting aboard the U.S.S. Salem. Four friends break into the ship to check it out. Once they're inside they ship they encounter a coven of undead at feeding time. Trapped aboard the ship the friends struggle to survive until dawn. Written by Jack Skyyler
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A web of deceit and intrigue are formed around the brutal and dramatic interrogation of a woman.
Frankenstein in a Women's Prison
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Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actress Through personal and disheartening events, and 18-year old and a 10-year old realize they're not alone in having their own silent whispers. By listening, they begin to learn. By learning, they begin to live.
Emerson College (Boston, MA)