Raj Jawa (born August 6, 1986) is a SAG-AFTRA actor, video editor, and writer / director in Los Angeles, California. He has worked on more than 60 different projects since 2007 including the film P.A. which he directed and starred in, the film won Best Comedy Micro Short at Bare Bones International Film Festival in 2014 .
Raj Jawa began making a series of hobby videos with some childhood friends. After graduating high school in 2005, he studied video production and film editing at College of the Canyons and California State University Northridge.
During his time in college, Jawa wrote, directed, and produced three short films and soon would begin working with fellow classmate, Diego Miranda, to found the independent production company, mbcFilms. Though passionate, the pair did not see many outside gains from their ambitious and artistic endeavors. Jawa, who acted in two of the first productions of mbcFilms, I'm Not Real and Fourth, soon began to pursue more opportunities to perform and took on many outside projects during this period.
Motown Maurice & The Late Night Experiment
In 2012, Jawa met the ambitious Motown Maurice who was very eager to break into the world of late night television. They teamed up to work together on his pilot and eventually a web series, The Late Night Experiment, as well as a few other side projects like a short series of three spec commercials for Wheat Thins. Though The Late Night Experiment ended its run in 2016, Motown and Jawa continue to work together on other projects.
Jawa continued working as an actor steadily where he would connect with professional Indian producer Aditya Vishwanath on a UCLA student project. In 2014, Jawa would found Garaj Pictures  with Vishwanath installed as producer and director of Shadows Fall. Jawa would serve as Executive Producer and Co-Writer on his first feature film.
Four years after filming on Shadows Fall wrapped, Jawa would write about the experience when it seemed sure the film had no prospects for distribution and an unlikelihood of being a solvent investment. 
see Actor's Resume at rajjawa.com 
Shy Guy Says (2008)
|Writer / Director|
Mind Control (2008)
|Writer / Director|
The Casting Couch (2009)
|Writer / Director|
|Fourth (2011)||Producer / Editor|
|I'm Not Real (2012)||Producer / Editor|
|Mingle (2012)||Producer / Editor|
|Blush (2012)||Producer / Editor|
|Stuck (2013)||Producer / Cinematographer|
|Harshest Critic (2013)||Writer / Director|
|Driving Thought (2014)||Writer / Director|
|Weed and Me (2014)||Writer / Director|
|The Shy Guys (2014-2016)||Writer / Director / Editor|
|Alex + Hadley (2015)||Producer|
|Shadows Fall (2016)||Exec. Producer / Co-Writer|
|C-Buck (2016-2018)||Producer / Editor|
Personal & Artistic Pursuits
Before finding interest in film and video production, Raj Jawa, like many students, wandered from concentration to concentration in college. During that time, he studied and continues to maintain skills in:
One of his video mashups, Feel the Drip, a music video featuring the music of Black Moth Super Rainbow set to imagery from anti-authoritarian films including Brazil, 1984, Equilibrium, and Visioneers, has garnered over 79,000 views on YouTube as of May 2019 [+]. He has also edited his own films as well as his acting and voice over reels since he began.
An avid photographer from a young age, he has continued to pursue photography and has started to sell stock photography on stock websites including Shutterstock , iStock by Getty Images , and Dreamstime .
Outside of academic pursuits, Jawa found interest in:
Though an untrained novice, his discovered passion for an eclectic variety of music quickly led him to attempt to make music himself; he published a few tracks to SoundCloud  that produced with a Korg Vocoder, attempting to mimic the music of his favorite band, Black Moth Super Rainbow. More recently, he's also published tracks made with the beat creating app, Figure.
Political & Social Commentary
Already a strong writer, he quickly found interest writing political and social articles and opinions especially in regards to his, at the time, newfound experimentation with cannabis. The Signal has published many of his opinion articles  and he is published once in LA Daily News ; he's also begun to use Medium as a means for article writing . He has also written, though infrequently, for his own actor / filmmaker blog  and the blog of 4 Radical Change .
In 2012, the Los Angeles City Council was considering a "gentle ban" on marijuana which would have closed all operating dispensaries; Raj spoke out against this during public comments on July 24th, 2012 .