Jeff Pinilla (born November 17, 1988) is a writer, producer, director, and editor. Since graduating from Full Sail University in 2009, he has been nominated for 11 Emmy awards, has won 5 Promax Gold Awards, and was awarded the “Ron Scalera Rocket Award” at the PromaxBDA 2012 Awards. (This award is given to any individual with two years or less experience who is doing outstanding work.) In his years since graduating, Jeff has also successfully produced three short films, “Numbers on a Napkin”, a short documentary titled “The first 36 hours: an inside look at Hurricane Sandy.” and was recently awarded “Best Narrative Short Film” at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival for “The earth, the way I left it.”
His first major recognition in the industry came in the summer of 2010, when he was credited for his work as producer and photographer on a print campaign for New Yorks WPIX 11 newscast. His work garnered him a Promax Gold Award for “best consumer print advertisement.” 
Jeffrey Pinilla was born in Dallas, TX in 1988. His mother, Angela Maria Figueroa is a registered dental assistant in Plano, TX and his father, Edgar Armando Pinilla, is a middle school math educator for Dallas Independent School District. While in Texas, Jeff attended Sachse High School. In June 2009, Jeff graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL with a bachelor of science degree in film.