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Meet Jax Malcolm

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jax Malcolm.

JAX MALCOLM Actor/Director/Influencer is an award-winning actor and filmmaker who’s garnered ten awards and many nominations for his visionary work. Jax stars in the new holiday film “Jingle Trails,” now streaming on Amazon Prime. Jax started his career in the entertainment industry at the age of five when he booked his first starring role as a mad scientist in Smart Power PSA. Jax is a rising TikTok creator with millions of views on his popular verified comedy channel. He’s a comedic powerhouse who’s guest-starred on numerous Comedy Central shows.

Jax is Best known for his nominated work as an actor on The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” FOX’s “The Other Side of the Door,” and FX’s “The League.” Jax also stars in the multi-award winning YOUTUBE series “Conservation Invasion” that teaches environmental stewardship to children. Jax’s recent work has yielded him Best Young Actor Awards from both the Young Entertainer Awards and the Young Artists Academy. He’s the CEO of KAP Productions (named for his rescue cats Kodi, Amelia, and Princess) who produced and distributed their first film in 2019-2020. A well-known Hollywood philanthropist, Jax lends his star power as a celebrity Ambassador to Heal the Bay, SNPLA, and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, hosting an annual star-studded movie event raising much-needed funds for these organizations.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There are always challenges on the path to success. Mine is personal and up until recently, I was hesitant to share about my learning my disability. I have an auditory processing disorder that makes reading, memorizing, and writing very difficult. In my career, I’ve had to learn specific strategies to deal with my learning challenges.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’ve been working in the entertainment industry since I was five years old with quite a bit of success. Currently, I have two projects on the festival circuit Jingle Trails which you can also watch on Amazon Prime, and The Listening a feature film horror script I completed during quarantine here in Los Angeles. Among other recognition, “The Listening” has been selected as a semi-finalist at both New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA) and the Fantastic Indie Festival of Los Angeles. As this was my first try at writing a script, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the positive reception I’ve received. Additionally, I’m really proud of the recognition my work has received over the past 12 years as an actor, director, and philanthropist. A few of these highlights include: AWARDS/ RECOGNITION 2020 Young Artists Academy Winner Best Young Actor – Music Video 2020 Young Entertainer Award Winner Best Young Actor- Music Video 2020 Best Short Competition Winner Best Actor – Short 2020 Young Entertainer Awards Nominee Best Young Actor- Film 2019 Canada International Film Festival Winner Student Director 2019 Round Table Youth Global Awards Winner Leadership Environmentalism 2019 Young Entertainer Awards Nominee Best Young Director 2019 Young Entertainer Awards Nominee Best Young Actor- Live Theatre 2019 Young Entertainer Awards Nominee Best Young Actor- Web 2019 Heal the Bay Awards- Winner Super Healer Award 2019-2020 Varsity Swim Team/ Boys Varsity Swim Team Captain SCVi 2019 CA Interscholastic Federation First Team All Heritage League (Varsity Swim) 2018 Best Shorts Competition Winner Young Filmmaker 17 and under 2018 Round Table Youth Global Awards Winner Leadership Rejuvenation 2018 Young Entertainer Awards Nominee Best Young Director 2018 Young Entertainer Awards Nominee Best Young Actor- Web Host 2018 Depth of Field International Film Festival Winner Award Young Director 2018 Festigious International Film Festival Honorable Mention Student Director 2018 Los Angeles Film Awards Nominee- Young Director 2018 African Smart Phone Film Festival Nominee Director 2018 Newark Youth International Film Festival Semi-Finalist Director 2018 Chicago Armacord Arthouse Television Awards Nominee- Director Youth 2017 President’s Silver Award for Education 2017 Young Entertainer Awards Best Voice Over Actor Nominee 2017 Young Artists Awards Best Voice Over Young Actor Nominee 2016 Young Entertainer Awards Best Guest Starring Actor Nominee TV Series 2013- Current Certified LA County Jr. Lifeguard 2012-Current Malibu Canyon Aquatics Swim Team Junior Olympian & Championship Team Member Long & Short Course 2008-2018 Overall Sweepstakes Rosette & Blue Ribbon America’s Kids Art Winner.

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
I’m a member of the Class of 2020. I advanced my High School career to graduate early for work in the entertainment industry. I missed my Senior Varsity Swim Season, Prom, Graduation along with all of the final High School rights of passage. What I’ve learned from the pandemic is that no day is promised and we can’t take any day for granted. Even though there is plenty I lost, I’ve also gained during quarantine. I gained the time to dedicate to writing a feature film script (something I thought with my learning disability I could not achieve). I was able to re-start my archery career after an injury I had in my youth and have been accepted on the USA Archery RED TEAM. I’ve also gained more appreciation for the friends and family that I have in my life; they have stuck by me during these strange and unprecedented times and I couldn’t be more grateful for them.

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Archery- Albert Ortega All other shots- Julian Dahl

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