Jesse Garcia has been widely recognized for his role in the highly acclaimed "Quincerana," winner of the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and Official Selection for the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. For his performance as Carlos, Garcia was nominated and won the prestigious ALMA Award (American Latino Media Arts) as Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in 2007.
As well as keeping busy with his acting career, Garcia has taken on the challenge of directing and producing. Producer and lead actor in a short feature titled, "American Identity," directed by Stephen Rollins, was honored with opening the Short Film Competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Also, produced and a lead actor in John Irwin's short film, "Sold," with an all-star cast and crew, a film about the reality of human trafficking. Sold, premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in 2011 and has made the festival circuit around the world. The DBAC, PSA campaign with fellow filmmakers, Doug Spain, Jeremy Valdez, and Walter Perez.
He is also, writing and has several projects in development as a producer, director and actor. He is also, in development for his feature film directorial debut and is in search of projects to direct in the near future.