Roberto Busó-García

Roberto Busó-García

Director, Financier, Producer and Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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About Roberto

Roberto Busó-García holds extensive experience in screenwriting, film acquisitions, independent film financing, and production. As a filmmaker, he has written, directed, and produced two feature-length films and a television mini-series in his native Puerto Rico. Based out of New York, he works as an independent consultant on independent film financing and distribution, as well as a screenwriter and script doctor. His seven-year tenure as film acquisitions executive for HBO, HBO Video, HBO Latino, and Cinemax provided him the opportunity to analyze thousands of films and screenplays and represent the company in prestigious films festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, San Sebastian, Los Angeles, and New York. Roberto was essential in the acquisitions of such projects as the Spanish-language series Epitafios and Capadocia, as well as dozens of feature-length films including award-winning "Y tu mamá también" and "Sea Inside." While at HBO, Roberto continued to write and develop features. One of these screenplays, titled "1954", was selected to participate in the European edition of the Oaxaca Screenwriters Lab, produced by Bertha Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth). In 2012, he wrote, directed and produced his second feature length film, "Los condenados" (The Condemned) distributed in the US by Strand Releasing and HBO. Recently, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences acquired the screenplay for "Los condenados" for its library’s Permanent Core Collection. Since 2013, Roberto has been teaching Screenwriting and Film Production at Johns Hopkins University as a Practicing Artist and Faxon Arts Scholar, where he is also the Director of the Masters in Film & Media Studies. He’s currently developing a one-hour episodic series titled "Solvency."



  • Los condenados

    Los condenados (2012)
    Film by Roberto Busó-García (Drama and Mystery) Director, Writer, Producer Determined to restore her dying father's reputation, Ana travels to the remote town of Rosales. Decades ago, he settled there and opened his first free clinic for cancer research. He launched an illustrious medical career - and fell in love. Ana plans to celebrate her father's scientific and humanitarian achievements by transforming the old family mansion into a world-class museum. She will preserve his legacy, and also breathe new life into the forgotten Rosales. But the townspeople-now destitute and helpless-do not greet her warmly. Neither does the house. Written by Anonymous

  • Little Fugitive

    Little Fugitive (2006)
    Film by Joanna Lipper (Drama) Actor Set in present day Brooklyn, this film is a remake of the 1953 classic, "Little Fugitive." With his father in jail and his mother working long hours at a nursing home, Lenny, age 11, is burdened with the responsibility of looking after his younger brother, Joey, age 7. Lenny plays a practical joke on his little brother. When the joke goes too far, Joey runs away to Coney Island. Written by Anonymous

  • Amores

    Amores (2004)
    Television (Drama) Director, Writer, Editor Fourteen human beings. Fourteen very different perspectives on love.

  • Paging Emma

    Paging Emma (1999)
    Film by Roberto Busó-García (Drama) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Actor After witnessing the shooting and abduction of her husband, Emma Donne is left with nothing. Lacking family and friends, she immerses herself in the only thing she has left: her work. As an operator at a paging company, Emma is a modern day messenger. She begins to find solace by living vicariously through the message she relays... and what once was a dreadful chore becomes an obsession for her. Methodically, Emma retreats from the world around her and starts to substitute her basic need for human contact with these meaningless and impersonal messages. After months without a clue about her husband's disappearance, Emma starts receiving personal and intimate messages that only her husband could write. With nothing to lose but her life, Emma gets involved and follows the lead of the mystifying messages. Caught in an ever-widening web of lies and strange coincidences, Emma realizes that events are not always what they seem, as dark secrets about her previous "perfect" life begin to ... Written by Imago Productions

  • Ruptura

    Ruptura (1997)
    Film (short) by Roberto Busó-García (Drama) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer

  • Mónica

    Mónica (1994)
    Film (short) by Roberto Busó-García (Drama) Director, Writer, Editor

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