STX Media Team

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Jacob Grim
Jacob's Bio

Jacob Grim

Director, Graphic Artist

Born and raised in South Texas Jacob Grim has had a lifelong love of movies. In 2007 he entered a local film competition directing a short film called "Return to Sender." Jacob received an award for the short film and from that moment he was bit with the filmmaking bug making many more short films thereafter. Jacob teamed up for the first time with Sal Hernandez in 2011, working together on a short film for a 72 hour film competition that led to accolades and an award for the film. Jacob later directed a re-boot of a short film Sal Hernandez had conceptualized and written. This collaboration would lead to the formation of STX Media in 2013.

Jacob Grim has a degree in Digital Media and has extensive experience in film and graphic design. As co-founder of STX Media, Jacob wears many hats, but primarily he is the Director for all productions as well as the Director of Photography and heads the Graphic Art Department.

Jacob Grim

Director, Graphic Artist

Sal Hernandez
Sal's Bio

Sal Hernandez

Executive Producer, Public Relations, Actor

Sal Hernandez is an international award winning actor and screenplay writer, he is a lifelong South Texan and very proud of it. Growing up in a small town and not much to do, Sal was glued to the television set. “I remember being very young and completely fascinated with how movies were made, how did they do this or how did they do that?…I was obsessed, but I know now that was getting me ready for something else.” At the age of 9, Sal had an extensive collection of VHS tapes that he would rent to friends and relatives for 0.25 cents each-already proving himself to be business savvy. In 2003 he owned and operated his first business at the age of 24, selling it 2 years later to pursue a career in Human Resources.

In 2009, Sal developed, wrote and acted in his short film “The Roommate.” Shortly after that he auditioned and was cast in an independent film called “All She Can,” a film that would be an official selection of The Sundance Film Festival and would later be distributed on DVD and shown on HBO, Cinemax and Netflix. After a few collaborations (from 2010-2013) and many film awards with Jacob Grim, the two would go on to create STX Media. Not only is Sal the Executive Producer of the company, he is also the Business & Production Manager as well as the Director of Communications & PR.

Sal Hernandez

Executive Producer, Public Relations, Actor

Eric Rodrigue
Eric's Bio

Eric Rodrigue

Music Director, Actor, Web Developer
Eric Rodrigue is STX Media's Music Director.  Eric is a graduate of Texas State University and a former Apple employee.  Because of his programming skills, Eric is also STX Media's Web Developer.

After college and before working at Apple, Eric spent many years touring the world and the U.S. as a professional musican.  His hard work and dedication paid off in 2001 with a Grammy nomination for work done with Leonard Gonzales, co-founder and original guitarist of the 2-time Grammy winning band, La Mafia.  Eric still finds time to play guitar and second vocals in the popular South Texas country group, Five Card Draw and bass for top 40 solo artist, Jon-Vega.  Besides his original music being used prominently in STX films, Eric has also been acting since the age of 10 and you can catch him as Charlie Reese, in STX Media's "Deviant Behavior" and Alex (as well as another role) in "Dreadtime Stories" and as various roles in other independent movies.

Eric Rodrigue

Music Director, Actor, Web Developer

Jake Gonzales
Jake's Bio

Jake Gonzales

Second Camera, Production Assistant, Cinematographer

Born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX, Jake has been making films since he was 15 years old and has been part of STX Media since mid-2014. Jake began first making short films learning both technical and theoretical aspects. His movies eventually won awards from film festivals such as the KHS Film Festival and the Corpus Christi 7 Day Film Project.

Jake discovered STX Media through posts and advertisements on social media and his desire to learn and gain more experience prompted him to reach out to the company. Soon thereafter he secured an internship with STX Media. Jake's duties increased and evolved quickly, from making runs on locations and handling light set ups, to recording behind the scenes, to writing and directing a company promo. Professional and dependable, Jake has become an essential part of STX Media and is currently running the company’s second camera unit. Jake says, “Movies are my life, and I will never stop making them.”

Jake Gonzales

Second Camera, Production Assistant, Cinematographer

Sergio Contreras
Sergio's Bio

Sergio Contreras

Production Assistant, BTS Camera Unit

Born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX, Sergio has had a passion for film since he was a child and was always intrigued by the process of making them. He began to teach himself basic visual effects and camera work in 2013 after completing a 10 year career as an amateur boxer.

Sergio has been with STX Media since June 2015 after discovering the company on social media and landing an internship with them shortly after. Sergio started out as a production assistant and is now in charge of the behind-the-scenes camera unit.  He is also responsible for a lot of the comic relief on set. Sergio prides hiumself on his good work ethic and is a proud member of STX Media.

Sergio Contreras

Production Assistant, BTS Camera Unit