Rodrigo García (director)

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Rodrigo García
Rodrigo García Barcha.jpg
Born Rodrigo García Barcha
(1959-08-24) 24 August 1959 (age 57)
Bogotá, DC, Colombia
Occupation Director, screenwriter
Years active 2000–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 Mother and Child, Nine Lives, Albert Nobbs, Last Days in the Desert and TV series In Treatment.[1]

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.[2]

García has directed a variety of independent films, such as the award-winning Nine Lives and Albert Nobbs, and episodes of several HBO series, Six Feet Under, Carnivàle, and Big Love. He produced and developed the HBO 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.

His film Nine Lives was nominated for the William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie.[3]


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
2002 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

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
2012 Christine Yes Yes Yes All episodes (12).
2012 Dakota Yes
2012 Georgia Yes
2012 Jan Yes
2012 Kendra Yes
2012 Leslie Yes
2012 Ro Yes
2012 Rochelle Yes
2012 Ruth & Erica Yes
2012 Vanessa & Jan Yes
2012–2013 Lauren Yes
2012–2015 Blue Yes Yes Yes Web series. All episodes (42).
2013 Susanna Yes
2013–2014 Paloma Yes
2014 Delirium Yes TV pilot
2015 Gone: A Wayward Pines Story Yes TV mini-series. Spin-off of Wayward Pines.

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 Allison Yes
2012 Celia Yes Yes Yes
2012 Denise Yes
2012 Gumdrop Yes
2012 Jennifer Yes
2012 Mary Yes Yes
2012 Serena Yes Yes Yes
2012 Judie & Yolanda Yes


  1. ^ "Variety". Variety. 
  2. ^ "Gabriel Garcia Marquez's son on the art of storytelling". Inquirer. 15 October 2011.
  3. ^ von Busack, Richard (8 March 2006). "Sunnyvale". Metroactive. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 

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