The First Tom Todoroff Acting Conservatory Showcase. Baboom!
This is Tom Todoroff to the left. There's Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, Tennesse, Shaw, Tolstoy and there's Tom. He created the Tom Todoroff Conservatory and he makes this monumental world a journey of profound joy.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
There is a reason, and two and three and four, why New York is called the best city in the world.
I am a proud New Yorker, my heart says so. It just took me a little while to get here.
I said yes to this:
And this is my life today:
My warriors of the heart below: Ensemble #1 of the Tom Todoroff Acting Conservatory in New York City
This is my happiest year yet. Here's why: p.s. you can click on the icon!
We were asked to share any reflections of the conservatory journey thus far. I went into a whirlwind of passion. For those curious enough this is what I wrote:
"Before Breakfast" shown in more screens and accumulates accolades! Next screenings: LAShortsFEST and Hollyshorts Film Festival!
See the trailer here at Ellemagazine.com!
WorldFest Houston 2011- Won, Special Jury Award for Best Short
Accolade Competition 2011- Won, Award of Merit for Best Short
Park City Film Music Festival 2011- Won, Silver Medal for Excellence for Best Use of Music in a Short Film to Joseph S. De Beasi
Teaser for Jason Bognacki's "Another." Huge anticipation, the teaser draws rave reviews!
Paulie's film Vampire has a new name! Check out "Crimson Winter" on facebook here!
TwitchFilm writes "Jason Bognacki impresses and disturbs." QuietEarth says, "Witness the beauitufl madness of 'Another.'"
Check out Paulie's commercials for Foster Farms and Orbit Gum!
Interwoven Studios offers Paulie a lovely role! Paulie to play French girl in the year 1795!
Paulie books lead in Jason Bognacki's psychological thriller "Deux/Another."
Interwoven Studios Synopsis:
"Humans massacred their race, wrote them out of history, and pushed them into myth...
Now in the midst of a Vampire civil war, an exiled vampire prince has escaped into the mountains of the new America, building a hidden army for revenge against his family.
Years later, in the dead of winter, a group of grad students start their research on the disappearance of wildlife in those very mountains. When they come close to the truth, they begin the fight for their own survival.
As the fight escalates, the vampire prince descends upon the conflict. He is forced to visit his dark past as the fates of the students are decided."
Paulie plays Isabelle, the human beloved of the vampire prince.
Paulie books National Commercial for new Strawberry Orbit Gum!
January 17- Paulie books Volvo print campaign!
January 6- Paulie books radio show "Adventures in Odyssey!"
Interwoven Studios based out of Helena, Montana has offered Paulie the role of Isabelle in the feature film "Vampire." Isabelle is a young, fragile and innocent girl in the beautiful countryside of France in 1795. Shooting will take place at the end of May/beginning of June. The excitement couldn't come sooner! Stay tuned for more info!
January- New pics are up! Check them out here!
December 2010-Seasons Greetings from Paulie!
Stills from Paulie's new short "Before Breakfast"
December 2010-Paulie books Foster Farms commercial!
New Witches of Oz Poster Art!
Paulie shot a Foster Farms commercial this Wednesday, December 8. Paulie plays a contortionist in a circus that discovers the Human Canonballs are none other than imposter Foster Farms chickens trying to get to California. Paulie busts them! Foster Farms chickens are delivered fresh to stores in 48 hours because they are California grown, after all! :) Click here for more stills of Paulie in the Fosters Farms commercial.
Paulie wins Best Actress Award
Paulie joins "Hot Actress" list
Look for Paulie
in a sleek Volvo campaign coming soon! More information to follow!
recently booked and recorded the role of "Valerie" the snobby, intimidating queen bee of the school for the kid's radio show "Adventures in Odyssey!" Paulie worked along such voice-over greats as Will Ryan (The Little Mermaid, The Land Before Time), Katie Leigh (Muppet Babies, Babe: Pig in the City) and Andre Stojka (The Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, The Emperor's New Groove, Scooby-Doo) among many other talented artists.
Visit the website here to see why "parents have trusted Adventures in Odyssey since 1987 to provide character-building stories kids love." Check for updates soon so you can hear Paulie too!
July 2010-New Theatrical & Print Representation with CESD!
July 2010-New Witches of Oz Artwork!
Thursday, March 25, 2010!
The day has come! The countdown has delivered. Be delightfully entertained with the trailer here!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
September 29, 2010-Screening of "Before Breakfast"!
"Before Breakfast" is screening tonight at SONY Studios in Culver City. Also playing at the Santa Monica Laemmle Theatre on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday September 28,29, and 30 at 1pm and 1:20pm. Do go check it out, dahhling!
Check out the Facebook page here!
September 24, 2010- Paulie books role on NBC's Community!
Paulie booked a co-starring role on NBC's hit show Community! Episode #207 features Hilary Duff and will air after Halloween. Keep coming back for updates on the exact airing date!
"Before Breakfast" was written by Elspeth Keller (pictured below as Grace Kelly). "Before Breakfast" is a short film about the first time meeting of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, (before they were famous), and their run-in with the law. Historically possible, but totally fictional.
This charming short will hit the festival circuit shortly. It stars Paulie as Audrey Hepburn and Elspeth Keller as Grace Kelly. Directed by Paul Levin (Salt, Julie and Julia, The Departed, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Sixth Sense to name a few).
Check out the Facebook page here!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Leigh Scott on Cinema Craze!
Check out this exclusive interview by Cinema Craze of Leigh Scott talking about "The Witches of Oz" here!
Here's what he said about working with Paulie:
Monday, March 8, 2010
Official poster of Leigh Scott's "The Witches of Oz!"
Sunday, March 7, 2010
has taken home the Hollyshorts Film Festival's Best Actress Award for her
the portrayal of the title character in "Lucia No Besa A Nadie/Lucia
Kisses No One." The short film also took home the Audience Choice Award for best
The Hollyshorts Film Festival featured David Arquette, Thomas Jane, Dick Van Dyke, James Franco, Scott Porter, Chris Hemsworth, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mena Suvari, Zachary Quinto, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Zoe Saldana, Don Cheadle, Will Ferrel, Judd Nelson, Zooey Deschanel and many more!
Check out the official site of the Hollyshorts Film Festival here!
Femina is "a gorgeous young model in Paris [who] finds herself pregnant, she surprises all those around by deciding to have her baby." Baseline Studio Systems.
Paulie will star alongside Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated international star Sonia Braga.
Young, Web Features Editor for Youth Entertainment Portal Klik.TV has
featured Paulie on his list of young up and coming actresses:
Read below or check out the web page here!
Spicing up our summer is actress PAULIE ROJAS who’s a mix of old-school glamor ala Audrey Hepburn and new era supermodel-like heavenliness. With her impeding role as Dorothy in the re-telling of ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ now transformed into ‘THE WITCHES OF OZ in 3D’, PAULIE is truly a young star on a rapid rise. She’s part of a star-studded ensemble including CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (Back to the future), LANCE HENRIKSEN (horror legend) and SEAN ASTIN (lord of the rings)…..WOW! Can’t wait to see her as Dorothy facing off with The Wicked Witch in New York! Don’t miss the exclusive sneak peek (above) of this fantasy set in modern times and follow THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.
Check out this Latina starlet at the PAULIE ROJAS OFFICIAL SITE and you’ll be amazed to know she’s also a fabulous dancer, writer and producer. PAULIE has worked in varying genres ranging from horror, indie as well as Spanish-language dramas that are not only well-lauded but have won her several awards. Her softly delicate features and classy sweetness leaves us intoxicated. PAULIE’s drawing power is undeniable as this olive-skin hottie spreads her appeal worldwide.
Check out the movie on IMDb here!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
CESD Talent Agency-Theatrical
Melissa Berger, Jennifer Patredis, and Pedro Tapia
10635 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 130
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Paulie signs with new management. It's official! Paulie will now be represented by respected management Schumacher Management-with Mark Schumacher and Ricky Rollins.
10323 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste 103, Los Angeles, CA 90024 P. (310) 277-0939 | F. (310) 496-0662
Click here for there official site.
Click here for there imdb page.
Sunday August 23, 2009
"Lucia No Besa A Nadie", produced and starring Paulie, wins BEST LATIN FILM at the Downtown Film Festival in Los Angeles! Judges included Adam Schlachter, Andre Hyun, Bramley Johnson, Henry Priest, Joe Brown, Joey Mendez, Jon Irving, Justin Jacot, Karolyne Sosa, Noretta Morales, Raquel Leatherwood, Rod Ramsey, Roger M. Mayer, Ryan Rossi, Samantha Cornwell, Wally Uribe. Congratulations to all!
To view a list of all the winners including "Lucia" click here!
To view the official "Lucia" entry at the DFFLA click here!
To visit the official "Lucia" site click here!
July 27, 2009
Paulie's movie "Lucia No Besa A Nadie" has just been accepted to the Downtown Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA. Running from August 12-22, 2009, the 2nd Annual Downtown Film Festival - Los Angeles enriches the cultural life of downtown Los Angeles by continuing to bring the excitement of an international film festival into the heart of the world's entertainment capital.
This year the festival will be centrally located at the newly renovated AT&T Center. There is a refurbished 500-seat theater with high-end HD projection, a 10,000 square foot party space with on the top floor with a panoramic view of Los Angeles, and our very own Cinema Lounge which will be open every night of the festival.
Check out the DFFLA website here!
And, of course, the Official Lucia No Besa A Nadie site here!
July 20, 2009
No Besa A Nadie" wins an Accolade! 'Lucia' was screened at this year's
Accolade Film Festival in La Jolla, CA and was a proud recipient of the
AWARD OF MERIT! We are very proud to have been given this honor.
Congratulations to the cast and crew!
March 2010-Witches of Oz 3D Updates!
The Witches of Oz is now coming out in IMAX 3D!
Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings and Rudy fame & Ethan Embry of That Thing You Do fame join the cast!
June 26, 2009
Lots of exciting news today!
Political Disasters Premieres today at AFI!
Lucia No Besa A Nadie makes its festival debut today at the Detroit Windsor Film Festival.
I have added a Twitter account. Click here!
June 24, 2009
My new blog is up! Check it out!
Paulie's film Lucia No Besa A Nadie was featured on NPR in Detroit! NPR announced that Lucia No Besa A Nadie will be the first program showcased in the Short Film category on Friday, June 26 at 9pm. The word is getting out!
Paulie's film Lucia No Besa A Nadie has just been accepted to the 2nd annual Detroit Windsor Film Festival! Check out the link to our film in the festival's official website here!
The festival will take place June 25-June 28 at Wayne County University. 42 W. Warren. Detroit MI 48202
Check out the official Lucia No Besa A Nadie Website here!
May 8, 2009
Paulie has just signed a modeling contract with Pinkerton Model and Talent Agency.
Check out their website here!
May 6, 2009
Paulie's film "Lucia No Besa A Nadie" was chosen by IMDb as the 58th best "Betrayal/Passion" title for a movie!
Check out the link here!
May 5, 2009
Paulie's film "Political Disasters" directed by Zach Horton will be premiered on Friday, June 26 at the Mark Goodson theatre at AFI! Paulie stars along with three-time Emmy award winner Barbara Bain (Mission: Impossible) and Tim Dekay (Tell Me You Love Me).
"Political Disasters" is the final film to be
produced in Zach Horton's Disaster Trilogy, though it is the first film
(chronologically) in the Trilogy.
The film follows two families with dubious ties over the course of five years: 1999-2003. Jim (Tim DeKay), a consummate businessman and expert liar, is enlisted by his employer Michael (Michael Bryan French) to fix his "familial static," caused by his racist, isolated mother (Barbara Bain) and rebelling daughter (Paulie Rojas). Jim has more than enough on his own familial plate, however, as he spirals into an existential crises after cheating--on his mistress. As George W. Bush takes the helm of the U.S. Government and the War On Terror invades the airwaves, the domestic disasters pile up faster than you can pull that voting booth lever.
To find out more about the movie, visit the "Political Disasters" website click here!
To see the trailer click here!
April 27, 2009
The official trailer for "Lucia No Besa A Nadie" is up! Check out at www.luciamovie.com.
April 25, 2009
Paulie's horror film, "The Last Resort" will be screened tonight April 25 at 7:30 pm at the Tunnel Post in Santa Monica! Here's what some reviewers have said:
“In its best moments, the film is reminiscent of such seminal slasher pictures as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes.” Film Journal Int’l
“It's a movie that needs to be seen by all horror fans because it serves as a reminder of just how good a horror film can be.” Dread centrall
To get more info on the movie, click here!
Check it out on IMDb here.
View the trailer here!
April 17, 2009
The official Paulie Rojas is finally up and running! Keep posted on all updates and news at PaulieRojas.com!
April 21, 2009
Paulie's film "Lucia No Besa A Nadie" has been accepted to The Accolade Film Festival. The Accolade Film Festival was recently named among the top 25 festivals worth the entry fee by MovieMaker Magazine.
To view the official "Lucia No Besa A Nadie" site click here.
To view the official Accolade Film Festival site click here:
"Lucia No Besa A Nadie" wins BEST LATIN FILM award!
July 9, 2009
Paulie was featured in an article in Latino Detroit, the biggest Latino press circulation in Detroit and Toledo. Paulie was featured in the "De Mujer A Mujer" or "Women to Women" branch of Latino Detroit.
To read the article click here.
To read the entire newspaper click here.
To visit Latino Detroit click here.
July 4, 2009
Happy 4th of July everyone! I am currently in Munich, Germany doing a photo shoot with the amazing Janina Laszlo. Here is a little sample of a couple outfits we are shooting. Munich castle is absolutely beautiful!
Check out Janina's website here!
If you'd like to follow my adventures in Europe go to www.MatthewandPaulie.yolasite.com.