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Overview (2)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Nicknames Franco
Jay

Mini Bio (1)

Joaquin F. Palma was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He got his first job in the entertainment industry as a production intern in 2007. This job led to others of the same variety in the independent film world but he eventually found himself writing a screenplay for his first feature Followed Home in 2010. He was also the director of the aforementioned no-budget horror film that went on to screen at film festivals. Produced on a budget of $900, Followed Home went on to be distributed on DVD and VOD by Vanguard Cinema. Soon after, Joaquin was in production for his second feature as writer/director, this time on dark comedy feature According to Plan. More recently, Joaquin finished production on his third feature Prayers in the Dark and was a staff writer on the HULU show, East Los High. Aside from film and television, Joaquin has also had short fiction showcased in various publications and has acted as volunteer in various programs such as No Child Left Behind, where he was an English tutor for underprivileged children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Et77

Trivia (10)

Since he did not have a short film, first time writer/director Joaquin F. Palma proved his skills to the Executive Producer by story boarding many sequences shot by shot.
Wrote Horror 88 on a one month deadline, and turned in the first draft two weeks early.
His biggest inspirations as a filmmaker include John Carpenter, Robert Rodriguez, David Fincher and Paul Thomas Anderson.
His debut film, Horror 88, was inspired by Rod Serling's work on The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) as well as Stephen King and George A. Romero's work on creep show (1982).
Childhood dream was to be a writer for the Los Angeles Times.
Has won awards in writing since the age of seven.
Was born in East Los Angeles, California.
Is of Mexican decent and a first generation American.
He could not afford film school, so he got his start in the film industry as a production assistant in ultra low budget films.
Cousin of Alexander Fitchett.

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