Mario Rivas

Mario Rivas

Editor at NBCUniversal
Editor, Screenwriter, Producer and Illustrator

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
August 2014
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About Mario

Mexico native and USC film school grad Mario Rivas crafts screenplays that traverse genres and subvert conventions--no surprise from an endlessly curious fella who loves art, science, and philosophy. Mario’s scripts have found success in the industry’s top contests, including the Nicholl Fellowship, the Austin Film Festival, Shore Scripts, Filmmatics, WeScreenplay, Stage 32 Happy Writers, and American Zoetrope; and his short plays have been produced in San Pedro, CA and Durango, CO. He's currently developing his drama "Ole Miss" with the help from an established producer. Mario pays the bills as an editor for NBCUniversal.   

Unique traits: 100% fluent in Spanish Basic Japanese Proficient in AVID, Adobe CS


  • Stormtrooper

    Stormtrooper Drama Struggling to survive in the depressed streets of Berlin, an alienated gay youth joins the Nazi Stormtroopers -- despite their avowed homophobia -- and pays a high price for ignoring their hateful, dangerous ideology.

  • Mina

    Mina Mystery Horror When tragedy triggers long-repressed memories, Mina Harker confronts the men hiding the truth about her past ordeal with Dracula--and fights to learn if the Count is truly back for his beloved.

  • Ole Miss

    Ole Miss Historical Thriller Drama Trying to enroll the University of Mississippi’s first African American student, a group of unseasoned Justice Department officials and under-equipped U.S. marshals are pinned down by a 3,000-strong mob and rely on their courage and camaraderie to survive the night.

  • The Savage Land

    The Savage Land Thriller Western Desperate to protect his beloved, a naïve hired hand enlists a cynical U.S. marshal to guard her wagon against a mysterious killer targeting travelers along the Overland Trail.

  • The Avuncular Homunculus

    The Avuncular Homunculus Romance Comedy Fantasy Fearing for his job, an untalented court poet turns to a magical being that gives him access to all the ideas in the world. If he finds the right one, the poet just might save face with the king--and win the heart of his talented, lovely rival.

  • Persistence of Vision

    Persistence of Vision Independent Drama A filmmaker who shoots propaganda for a dystopian police state infiltrates a terrorist group, finds himself drawn to its radical ideology, and comes to see his world in a new light.

  • The Myrmidons

    The Myrmidons Action Adventure Fantasy Centuries before composing The Iliad, the poet Homer joins Trojan prince Hector and a band of superhuman warriors to try and stop the Trojan War, and in the process free humanity from the tyranny of the Olympian gods.


  • VirtuaGirl

    VirtuaGirl (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew 'VirtuaGirl' is a high tech romantic comedy about a geeky computer salesman named Adam Debutts who finds himself hopelessly unlucky in love until the day he encounters VirtuaGirl, a girlfriend simulation program that runs on a fully interactive, amazingly mobile PC! VirtuaGirl teaches Adam the ways of love, building his confidence and drive. However, the relationship quickly takes an ill-fated turn when Adam falls for a real girl. Cast away in a world that is not PC compatible, VirtuaGirl is left to contemplate life, love, and revenge! Written by Prevalent Sense Films

  • Encore's Cine News

    Encore's Cine News (2006)
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  • Learning to Fly

    Learning to Fly (2005)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director L. Schnabel, a timid telephone sales rep, learns to follow her desires when her girlfriend, Mabel Mayville, decides to make a documentary about her.

  • The Screenwriters

    The Screenwriters (2005)
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  • Cine News

    Cine News (2003)
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  • On the Set

    On the Set (2003)
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  • Motel Room

    Motel Room (2001)
    Film (Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Starz Movie News

    Starz Movie News (1999)
    Television (News) Producer Weekly entertainment news round-up featuring David Doerre for Starz Channel.

  • The Encounter

    The Encounter (1999)
    Film (Short) Production designer The Encounter is a short drama about a hardened businessman who finds redemption from a mysterious bum.


  • Best Unproduced Screenplay, Sherman Oaks Film Festival

  • Finalist, Filmmatic Screenplay Awards

  • Official Screenplay Selection, Oaxaca Film Festival

  • Quarterfinalist, Nicholl Fellowship (x2)

  • Quarterfinalist, American Zoetrope

  • Quarterfinalist, Shore Scripts

  • Official Selection, Atlanta Comedy Film Festival

  • Second Round, Austin Film Festival

  • Quarterfinalist, Stage 32 Happy Writers

  • Finalist, WeScreenplay


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