Rodrigo is a filmmaker and screenwriter based in New York City. He was born on October 25th, 1985, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. His parents are Maria Francisca Baumgartner and Valdir Camargo Ayres, both doctors in Brazil.
Rodrigo moved to New York City to study filmmaking at the New York Film Academy (2013 - 2014). Since then he has directed five short films, one feature film and one short play. Other works include one short film and one music video both as a co-producer.Currently Rodrigo is working with the company ‘Dutch Angle Films' as a freelance director. Their first project together: 'To New Beginnings' is on later stages of post-production.
Rodrigo has a very particular approach when it comes to storytelling. In his work you will often find elements of drama, comedy, magic and thriller. Rodrigo never ceases writing and is looking for support to put his latest work in production.
Name: Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: Dutch Angle Films / The Acting Studio
Occupation: Filmmaker, Director, Screenwriter and Playwright
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To New Beginnings
Film (Short and Comedy) Director KENNY and his wingman ROBBIE go out on double dates in New York City in search for true love.
Happy Here in New York
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Director Best friends reunite in New York City, but their friendship will never be the same.
Felices Acá En New York
Film (Short and Drama) Director Struggling actress SOL has a day job as a waitress. She tries to hide her depression from her friend VICKY, who is visiting from Argentina and thinks Sol is 'living the dream' in New York City. Vicky arrives with the news that she will get married to Sol's ex boyfriend CAMILO. Written by Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres
Winter Has No Sun
Film (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Director Winter Has No Sun is ultimately a film about change. The story follows two lifelong friends; Jake & Ted and their choices that lead their lives to spiral out of control. Jake is a kindhearted guy that plays it safe in life; especially with the girl he's crazy for; Tori. When things don't go as planned for the two of them, Jake loses sight of his true character and seeks out the dangers and thrills that he thinks he's been lacking. Ted is a man blinded by love. He falls for a woman, Chloe, who is already taken by a man who abuses her mentally and physically. Ted tries to play the role of Superman with Chloe. But what he fails to realize is that he cannot change someone else if they are not willing to change themselves. His friendship with Jake starts to diminish when he starts keeping secrets and lies and falls into a rabbit hole of trouble which could possibly lead to his demise.
Video (Documentary, Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A Photographer talks about his clients who come to his studio to take portraits and then send them to their families back in Dominican Republic. He ask them what they think about the possibility of having an immigration judgment issued by the United States that denationalize them and deport them. All of this inspired by his thoughts on the TC168 judgment issued by the Dominican government denationalizing thousands of Haitian-Dominicans. Written by Oliver Olivo
New York Film Academy (Filmmaking)