Salvador Paniagua's scripts and films have been recognized by the Ford Motor Company and Disney. Most recently, his comedic web series Funny Brown People made it to the second round of the Sundance|Youtube New Voices Lab. His short films have appeared in the Sacramento International Latino Film Festival and the San Diego Latino Film Festival, among others.
Paniagua was a finalist for the Walt Disney Studios Feature Writing Fellowship Program. He also received a grant from the Mercury Latino Lens Challenge to shoot "Los Tamales," a comedic and warm-hearted story about a 7-year-old boy's trek across the neighborhood to run an errand for his mother.
Paniagua also participated in Film Independent's Project:Involve Writer/Director fellowship and NALIP's Writers Lab in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Paniagua discovered his love of cinema while an undergrad at Stanford University producing shows for the student TV station, SCBN. He most recently worked as a multimedia producer at Chadwick School.