20 Something

When his father decides to cut him off financially, Evan, a 20-something recent college grad, is forced to face the reality of becoming an adult. Often guided by his more well adapted roommate, Bryan, Evan struggles to get his footing, finding that growing up wasn't something taught in school.

  • Daryl L. Padilla
    Director
  • Daryl L. Padilla
    Writer
  • Daryl L. Padilla
    Producer
  • Daryl L. Padilla
    Key Cast
  • Richard Bryan Perez
    Key Cast
  • Katelyn Richmond
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 14, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Daryl L. Padilla

Daryl L. Padilla is a Filipino American Actor.

Born in Manila and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Daryl, a shy kid in his youth, began his acting career when he reluctantly auditioned for a school play. Having landed a leading role, he continued to perform in a handful of high school and community productions.

Daryl went on to participate in acting showcases, receiving an Honorable Mention in Teen Commercial Acting at the iPOP! Talent Convention in 2007, before finally making the move to Los Angeles in late 2013.

He has since been featured in several short films and director reels and has appeared in a number of plays, which include a staged reading of the Sachi Oyama original Pineapple Story and The Wizard of Oz at the LA Little Theater as The Cowardly Lion. In 2015, he starred in the web series "20 Something," a project that he wrote, directed, filmed and edited himself.

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Director Statement

"20 Something" was an idea I had when my husband, who stars in the series alongside myself, suggested that I come up with a two person concept. Several of the projects I had written fell through, due to various reasons, that I felt like I might never create anything. Then this idea came into my head and I just rolled with it, pulling inspiration from personal experiences that my husband and myself had had, being millennials.

Because we didn't have many resources to pull from in terms of a production crew, I opted to do most everything myself, enlisting the help of my husband and a close friend. And because we had no budget to work with, I had to get creative with the writing. In total, we were able to produce 8 episodes in roughly two months, entirely on our own. The whole process was reallu a labor of love.

I'm really proud of what we were able do, given our very limited means, and I think this is a premise that a lot of people can relate to. It also showcases two minorities in leading roles, which -- for whatever reason -- is uncommon. I hope that you enjoy what we have to show, as it comes from a voice and perspective that often time isn't taken too seriously. It comes from 20 somethings.