Distinguished Alumni

Join the ever-growing list alumni who are making their mark in music and entertainment.

Graduation is just the beginning—when the classes end, the real work begins. The legacies our alumni leave behind inspire future generations of students to pave their own path to success in the entertainment industry. Here are just some of the esteemed alumni who’ve worked on award-winning productions in film, TV, music, animation and countless other notable projects.

Meet some of the Los Angeles Film School Alumni who are currently thriving in their chosen fields.

Andrés F. Borda Zabala

In the eight years since Andrés graduated from The L.A. Recording School, he’s won five Grammys® for his work with Natalia Lafourcade and Carlos Vives. As an audio engineer and mixer, Andrés has contributed to more than 60 albums and feature films.
Cinematographer Brandon Trost

Brandon Trost

With a thriving career in cinematography, Brandon Trost is part of the new generation of filmmakers in Hollywood. His contributions to popular feature films like This Is The End, The Disaster Artist, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile have earned him acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Hannah Lux Davis

For more than a decade, Hannah Lux Davis has transformed artists’ music into visual masterpieces. Hannah is an award-winning music video director known for her work with chart-topping pop icons like Ariana Grande, Halsey, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj and Kacey Musgraves.

Jordan Wilby

Jordan's work appears in popular shows like Stranger Things, The Twilight Zone and The Vampire Diaries. His dedication to post-production sound landed him multiple Primetime Emmy nominations and two Primetime Emmy wins for his work on seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things.

Kyle Newacheck

With more than 80 combined directing, writing and producing credits spanning the past decade and a half, Kyle has made a name for himself in the comedy world. Whether you’ve seen his work on popular TV shows like Workaholics, Parks and Recreation or Community, you’ll find yourself doing one thing while watching—laughing.

Martin Pensa

Martin is the first alumni to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing for his editing work on Dallas Buyers Club. That year, Dallas Buyers Club won three Oscars including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Ari Levine

Levine produced, alongside Bruno Mars and Philip Lawrence, the Grammy-winning single Just the Way You Are, which won the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category in 2011 as well as Song of the Year at the 2012 ASCAP Pop Music Awards ceremony.
Ruddy Salazar

Ruddy Salazar

Ruddy has expanded his career as a production coordinator and associate producer for Emmy-winning and Emmy-nominated shows like Pen15 on Hulu, Glow on Netflix and Westworld on HBO.
Samantha Pedregon

Samantha Pedregon

Samantha Pedregon has worked in the VFX industry for almost a decade. Samantha's modeling and texturing work covers a broad range of impressive credits from commercials to video game cinematics.

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