RUBEN RODAS is a bi-costal (NY-LA) Independent Filmmaker; his professional background includes extended experience in the fields of Narrative Films, Commercials , Music Videos , TV shows, and Documentaries. In the year 2001 he was recognized for his award winning short film “Paper Airplanes.” Consequently, he was hired as Director and producer for TV shows and promos at the Telefuturo network; he obtained various awards including best TV show of the year for “Menchi” in 2001.
In 2003 he joined producer Joel Cabrera and created the TV production company “FOQUS DIGITAL” where directed several commercials and documentaries for some of leading national networks. In 2004 he came on board as one of the producers for two nationally televised sitcom series developed for the Telefuturo network: “GvsB” and “Animo Juan.”
In 2005 he joined the crew of the feature film “Miami Vice,” as Location Manager for the South American team division. There he worked closely in the location scouting with director “Michael Mann” and cinematographer Dion Bebe. Also that year he attended the New York Film Academy. As cinematographer he had extended experience and the ability to shoot in any Film formats, also HD formats such as ARRI ALEXA, RED One and the latest DSLR cameras.
Ruben is presently living in New York City where he has created Skyframe Pictures to continue developing his craft working as Director, Cinematographer and Producer. His work has been showcase in many film festivals and recognized with awards.
Film (Short and Drama) Cinematographer Set against the backdrop of the War in Afghanistan during the 2000s, a comic book artist welcomes home the veteran who inspired her to follow her dreams, only to find that he's not the well-adjusted man she once knew.
Film (Short and Drama) Producer Ben joins his mom at the visiting area of a public hospital where she often claims to communicate with his wife and son. Through his grief, Ben interrupts her time and again, finally reminding her of his family's tragic death. Ben's flashbacks reveal his last days with them. Today, as he struggles to redefine his relationship with his aging mother, both are faced with the unsettling outcome of his dubious past.
MVTO: Serenata para Ti
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The Tiger & the Guru
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Fantasy) Cinematographer An allegorical tale of Fear and Love. A man discovers that by facing the caged tiger within, he triumphs and finds love.
Monday to Monday
Film (Documentary, Animation, Short and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department Florencia didn't allow the long work and university hours get in the way of her dream, going to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, something no other athlete in her country had ever achieved. What motivated her to push herself towards something that seemed impossible?
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department After being stood up an awkward young bachelor encounters, Vegas, an eccentric cosplay prostitute, at a bus stop on his way home. Sensing easy prey, she bullies and cajoles him into engaging her services for the night to unexpected results.
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Jay & Eytan
Television (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer To survive in Brooklyn, Jay and Eytan room with a neurotic, high strung married couple. In this heavily improvised original comedy series, we learn that people in their 30's shouldn't have roommates.
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A young man is ready to propose to his girlfriend, but when bad phone signal hijacks his perfect plan, things turn a bit 'unconventional.'
Film (Action, Crime, Drama and War) Camera and Electrical Department A tale of friendship and betrayal between 3 friends set against the backdrop of Brooklyn real estate market during the biggest boom and bust of the subprime meltdown
Sports on Fire
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Film (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Musical) Producer Blink is a surreal journey across the layers of Thomas' mind while a crucial moment unfolds. A split second turns into a full fledged voyage through unconscious fears of authoritarian figures, eerie memories and sexual desires, ultimately visiting the question of emotion versus reason. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action, Comedy, Crime and 2 More) Producer When doing business with the mafia, you may as well have the best wireless provider, your life may depend on it.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer Intoxicate is a drama/thriller-detective short film (a sort of crossover between 'CSI' and 'The X-Files').
The Korean Girl
Film (Short, Action, Crime and Thriller) Producer When a Korean national gets kidnapped - who in the world will come to her rescue?
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Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department At the end of winter, on his family's old dairy farm, a man struggles to make a decision that once made can never be undone.
The Last Duel
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer The infamous bandit Snakes walks in Shohola town to deal with unfinished business with the Sheriff, both face off an epic duel with thrilling ending.
Film (Short, Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Producer Citizens of a not-so-distant future undergo reconfiguration surgery in order to attract the perfect lover at the Mating Dome.
Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department "The Lair" is screwball comedy that will keep you laughing with its crazy cast of characters and zany antics: Teena, a plus size woman, is unhappy with her life, looks and attitude. She is seduced by two angels (one good/one evil) in the hopes of scoring with three hot club goers. Magically transformed into two hot babe incarnations, her new attitude is more than any angel can handle!In the end, Teena can take the high road and learn from her experience or the Hades "vacation package." With a hookah lounge as the backdrop and the devil as Hookah Master, Teena learns to be careful what she wishes for or could it be all that hookah smoke that's clouding her vision?"The Lair" is a Simplexity Films production, with Producer Sue May and Director Joe Rosario. Simplexity Films is an independent production house illuminating the complementary relationship between complexity and simplicity through independent cinema.
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Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A comedy of mistaken identity. Louis, whose only mission for the night is to watch his favorite TV show 'The Bachelor', locks himself out and is chased by an angry mob. Through circumstances he ends up in his girlfriend's lover's house, only to have his heart broken. Written by Anonymous
The Waiting Room
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer THE WAITING ROOM revolves around two distinct South Asian girls; Radha and Sia. Radha has grown up in a conservative environment and lives life in fear while Sia has grown up to be free spirited and lives life on her own terms. The two await their destinies in the waiting room of a health clinic after a drunken mistake. As they wait, they reminisce their past romantic encounters which sheds light on their true personalities Written by Vibha Gulati
A Cop Killer
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Film (Short and Drama) Producer Young foreigners, Vanessa and Betserai, are struggling and relying on each other to survive life in New York City. Vanessa quietly plans to make a clean break for herself on the other side of the country until an unrealized connection offers up the job opportunity Vanessa has been waiting for. When her good friend Betserai unintentionally ends up being the last person to know her plans, Vanessa is placed in a tight spot and forced into choosing between a dear friendship and the hope of a better life. Written by Angela Gunn
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Art department On a warm September evening, college professor Ethan Learner, his wife Grace, and their daughter Emma are attending a recital. Their 10-year-old son Josh is playing cello - beautifully, as usual. His younger sister looks up to him, and his parents are proud of their son. On the way home, they all stop at a gas station on Reservation Road. There, in one terrible instant, he is taken from them forever. On a warm September evening, law associate Dwight Arno and his 11-year-old son Lucas are attending a baseball game. Their favorite team, the Red Sox, is playing - and, hopefully, heading for the World Series. Dwight cherishes his time spent with Lucas. Driving his son back to his ex-wife, Lucas' mother Ruth Wheldon, Dwight heads towards his fateful encounter at Reservation Road. The accident happens so fast that Lucas is all but unaware, while Ethan - the only witness - is all too aware, as a panicked Dwight speeds away. The police are called, and an investigation begins. Haunted by the ... Written by Focus Features
Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Location management Ricardo Tubbs is urbane and dead smart. He lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy, as they work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett [to the untrained eye, his presentation may seem unorthodox, but procedurally, he is sound] is charismatic and flirtatious until - while undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group - he gets romantically entangled with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The best undercover identity is oneself with the volume turned up and restraint unplugged. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge where identity and fabrication become blurred, where cop and player become one - especially for Crockett in his romance with Isabella and for Tubbs in the provocation of an assault on those he loves. Written by achinn
Television (Comedy) Producer This is the second series that the Paraguayan actor Arnaldo André made in Paraguay. The first was "Rio de Fuego" (1991) with Zuny Castiñeira.
González vs. Bonetti
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Film (Documentary and Music) Director The Owners - The Rise and Fall of the Music Industry. Circa 1996, a booming American economy operating during a surplus budget led by President Bill Clinton was in the middle of an unparalleled run of prosperity. The American music industry dominated worldwide album sales with an 82% market share. From 1991 to 2001 America album sales revenue continued to grow by billions of dollars annually before reaching $20,000,000,000 in album sales profits in 2001. The mighty major record label machine was barreling along at an unstoppable pace- fueled by vanity, greed and corruption. Albums sold out at music stores like Tower Records and Virgin Megastore. Record deals were handed out to artist at a rapid pace and record contracts were signed within hours with no experience necessary; but the devil was in the details. Budgets were as enormous as the egos that created them and music executive salaries were just as large. In 1999 Napster was born and by 2001 it was "free music for all". In 2004, ... Written by Jamar Austin (AKA Sacario)