Troublemaker Studios

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Troublemaker Studios
Type Production company
Industry Film
Predecessors Los Hooligans Productions
Founded 1991 (as Los Hooligans Productions)
Founders Robert Rodriguez
Elizabeth Avellan
Headquarters Austin, Texas
Divisions Troublemaker Digital
Troublemaker Sound
Subsidiaries El Chingon Inc.
El Chingon Productions, LP
El Chingon Investments, LP
El Rey Productions
Fifth Brain Inc.
Quick Draw Productions
Quick Draw Animation
Quick Draw Holdings
Rocket Racing Rebels Record Co.
Rodriguez International Pictures
Website Official web site

Troublemaker Studios is a film production company founded and owned by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and producer Elizabeth Avellan. The company is based in Austin, Texas and is located at the former site of the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport. It also shares space with Austin Studios, which is managed by the Austin Film Society, and houses production offices, sound stages and the largest green screen in Texas.

The company's visual effects division, Troublemaker Digital, is also located at the site, and uses six-core AMD Opteron processors and FirePro graphics accelerators on many of its productions. A second facility, Troublemaker Sound, is located in the hill country outside of Austin. It provides post-production sound and editing facilities, including a mixing and dubbing sound stage powered by a large Pro Tools installation, and a full Avid Unity-based editing system.

Los Hooligans Productions[edit]

The company was founded in 1991 as Los Hooligans Productions, taking its name from Rodriguez's own comic strip, Los Hooligans, which he wrote and illustrated for three years while attending the University of Texas at Austin. Rodriguez chose the name so fans of the strip would recognize it when they saw his films. The company was reincorporated as Troublemaker Studios in 2000.

Los Hooligans Productions filmography:

Troublemaker Studios filmography[edit]

Troublemaker Studios logo featuring Pepino the mascot used during family-orientated films

Quick Draw Productions[edit]

Quick Draw Productions logo

In 2010, Rodriguez launched Quick Draw Productions, a production and financing company that would allow him greater freedom to develop and produce film and television projects. Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic are his partners in the venture. In 2012, an animation division, Quick Draw Animation, was launched. Both companies are based at Troublemaker Studios.

Quick Draw Productions filmography:

  • Two Scoops (2013) (short film) (in association with BlackBerry)
  • Machete Kills (October 11, 2013) (co-production with A.R. Films, Aldamisa Entertainment, Demarest Films, Overnight Productions and 1821 Pictures; distributed by Open Road Films)

Rodriguez International Pictures[edit]

Rodriguez International Pictures logo

In 2006, Rodriguez launched Rodriguez International Pictures, a film and television production company that mainly focuses on the horror genre. Its name is an homage to the low-budget production company American International Pictures.

Rodriguez International Pictures filmography:

  • Curandero: Dawn of the Demon (2005/March 12, 2013) (direct-to-video) (distributed by Dimension Films, Miramax and Lionsgate)
  • Grindhouse (April 6, 2007) (distributed by Dimension Films)
  • From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2014-present) (co-production with Sugarcane Entertainment and FactoryMade Ventures; distributed by Miramax and Entertainment One)
  • Matador (2014-present) (co-production with K/O Paper Products and FactoryMade Ventures; distributed by Entertainment One)

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