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Rubeo wrote and directed his indie feature debut, HALE BOPP, which won First Prize for Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and garnered critical acclaim from The LA Times, LA Weekly, Film Threat, and Ain't It Cool News which cheered, "Keep you eyes out for this small wonder."
His script POINT A made the coveted "Blacklist" and was soon optioned by Producer Nicolas Tabarrok (DEFENDOR, Woody Harrelson, A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ENDINGS, Harvey Keitel, J.K. Simmons), with Rubeo attached to Direct.
The Blacklist honor also led to extensive writing work, notably for a Cameron Diaz vehicle for Mosaic, and assignments for Broken Road, Pares/McDonald and Alcon.
Recently, Rubeo returned to his first love, directing, and made comedy shorts featured on Funny or Die, and is in the process of producing two features that he plans to direct - the first, a comedy/drama called WOOF, about a hopeless man who meets a hopeful dog that turns his heart around, and the second, a Biopic called LOVE YOU TAKE; the untold (and all true) story of the tumultuous breakup and eventual reconciliation of The Beatles.
Film Writer/Director Woody Allen called them 'Kamikaze Women'. Whip smart, alluring as hell, dynamic, and sexually predatory. The kind of women that own every room they walk into, and who think of all men as 'boys'. Yet, just beneath the surface, there is an insecurity and fear they cannot face. HALE BOPP is the story of just such a woman; her name is Rachel, and she's about to meet her cosmic match. Ethan, a confident young architect and seeming 'perfect guy' has invested himself, and his heart, in women like Rachel before - and he is sure he has learned his lesson. Together, Ethan and Rachel navigate the course of a relationship that is as infuriating as it is inspired, as tender as it is passionate. But for Rachel, love stirs not only untested emotions, but forces her to confront her traumatic past.