Rodrigo García (director)

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Rodrigo García
Rodrigo García Barcha.jpg
BornRodrigo García Barcha
(1959-08-24) 24 August 1959 (age 59)
Bogotá, DC, Colombia
NationalityColombian
EducationAFI Conservatory
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active1989–present

Rodrigo García Barcha (born 24 August 1959), more commonly known as Rodrigo García, is a Colombian television and film director, screenwriter and former cinematographer, best known for his films Nine Lives (2005), Mother and Child (2009), Albert Nobbs (2011), Last Days in the Desert (2015), as well as his work on the HBO drama series In Treatment.[1] He also created, wrote, and directed the award-winning web series Blue (2012–2015), starring Julia Stiles, for which he won an IAWTV Award in 2014.[2]

Life and career[edit]

García was born in Bogotá, Colombia, the son of Colombian Nobel-winner writer Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha Pardo. Because of his father, he grew up around Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortázar, Pablo Neruda and Luis Buñuel.[3]

García has directed a variety of independent films, such as the award-winning Nine Lives (2005), which was nominated for the William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie,[4] and Albert Nobbs (2011), which screened at several film festivals, as well as episodes of several HBO series, including Six Feet Under, Carnivàle, and Big Love. He produced and developed the HBO drama series In Treatment.

He worked as a camera operator for Cold Heaven, Reality Bites, A Walk in the Clouds, The Birdcage, Twilight and Great Expectations, and as director of photography for Gia and Poison Ivy.

In 2012, García and Jon Avnet created WIGS, a web channel part of YouTube Original Channel Initiative that produces scripted drama mainly targeted to female audiences.[5] For WIGS, García created, wrote and directed several web series, notably Blue, starring Julia Stiles, for which he won an IAWTV Award for Best Director – Drama in 2014.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Cinematographer Notes
1989 Lola Yes
1991 Danzón Yes
1992 Mi querido Tom Mix Yes
The Minister's Wife Yes
1993 Mi Vida Loca Yes
1994 Something Extraordinary Yes
1995 Four Rooms Yes
1999 Body Shots Yes
2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Yes Yes
2001 Ten Tiny Love Stories Yes Yes
2005 Nine Lives Yes Yes
2008 Passengers Yes
2009 Mother and Child Yes Yes
2010 Revolución Yes
The Pilgrims Yes Documentary.
2011 Albert Nobbs Yes
2014 Jackie & Ryan Yes
2015 Last Days in the Desert Yes Yes
2016 The Sweet Life Yes
2016 Sickhouse Yes
2017 Walking Out Yes

TV Series[edit]

Year Serie Credited as
Director Writer Producer Notes
1999–2007 The Sopranos Yes One episode (All Happy Families...).
2001–2005 Six Feet Under Yes 5 episodes.
2002–2003 Boomtown Yes One episode (Monster's Brawl).
2003–2005 Carnivàle Yes 5 episodes.
2006–2007 Six Degrees Yes One episode (Pilot).
2006–2011 Big Love Yes One episode (Pilot).
2007 Tell Me You Love Me Yes One episode (Episode 4 from Season 1).
2008–2011 In Treatment Yes Yes Yes 21 episodes.
2012 Audrey Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Christine Yes Yes Yes Part of the WIGS Series. All episodes (12).
2012 Dakota Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Georgia Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Jan Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Kendra Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Leslie Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Ro Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Rochelle Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Ruth & Erica Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Vanessa & Jan Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012–2013 Lauren Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012–2015 Blue Yes Yes Yes Part of the WIGS Series. All episodes (42).
2013 Susanna Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2013–2014 Paloma Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2014 Delirium Yes TV pilot
2015 Gone: A Wayward Pines Story Yes TV mini-series. Spin-off of Wayward Pines.
2016 Bull Yes Yes One episode (The Necklace).
2018 The Affair Yes 3 episodes.
2018 The Good Cop Yes One episode (Who is The Ugly German Lady?).

TV films[edit]

Year Short film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Cinematographer Notes
1989 El verano de la señora Forbes Yes
1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial Yes
1998 Gia Yes
2005 Fathers and Sons Yes Yes Yes

Short films[edit]

Year Short film Credited as
Director Writer Producer Cinematographer Notes
1989 Aram Yes
2007 Put It in a Book Yes
2009 Tired of Being Funny Yes Yes
2012 Celia Yes Yes Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Mary Yes Yes Part of the WIGS Series.
2012 Serena Yes Yes Yes Part of the WIGS Series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Variety". Variety.
  2. ^ a b "IAWTV Awards - Past Winners". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  3. ^ "Gabriel Garcia Marquez's son on the art of storytelling". Inquirer. 15 October 2011.
  4. ^ von Busack, Richard (8 March 2006). "Sunnyvale". Metroactive. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
  5. ^ "WIGS Announces Returning Series BLUE and LAUREN, New Series PALOMA". Broadway World. 6 March 2013.

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