Rodrigo Garcia

Director of photography, Director, Screenwriter
Under the best of circumstances, it would be difficult to enter a creative career if you were the son of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But for Rodrigo Garcia, it's seemingly been a non-issue as he's ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1959 in Colombia

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (17)

Body Shots 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Great Expectations 1998 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Twilight 1998 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Four Rooms 1995 (Movie)

("Strange Brew") (Director of Photography)

Indictment: the Mcmartin Trial 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mi Vida Loca - My Crazy Life 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Reality Bites 1994 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Cold Heaven 1992 (Movie)

(Mexico unit) (Camera Operator)

Danzon 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Minister's Wife 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

El Verano de la Senora Forbes 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mi Querido Tom Mix 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lola 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tiempo de Morir 1984 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Gia (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Director (13)

The Last Days in the Desert 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Albert Nobbs 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Mother and Child 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Revolucion 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Passengers 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Big Love 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Fathers and Sons 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Point Pleasant 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Carnivàle 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

10 Tiny Love Stories 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Six Feet Under 2001 (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (4)

The Last Days in the Desert 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mother and Child 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Jackie & Ryan 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

In Treatment 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

Tatuagem 2013 (Movie)

Paulete (Actor)

Americano 2006 (Movie)

Gustavo (Actor)

Biography

Under the best of circumstances, it would be difficult to enter a creative career if you were the son of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But for Rodrigo Garcia, it's seemingly been a non-issue as he's made his way in the world of film behind the camera as a respected director and screenwriter. Born in Bogota in Colombia, Garcia got his start in 1988 as the cinematographer for a Cuban television adaptation of his father's story "El verano de la senora Forbes". During the 1990s, he expanded his experience as a camera operator/cinematographer to include a number of English-language motion pictures including "Reality Bites", "The Birdcage", and "Gia". It was not until 2000 that Garcia made his directorial debut with the self-penned psychological drama "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her". The film won awards from the Cannes Film Festival and the Writers Guild of America. By this time, HBO pursued him to direct episodes of some of the network's biggest series--" Six Feet Under", "Carnivale", "The Sopranos", and the 2006 Emmy-nominated pilot of "Big Love". Amidst all this work, Garcia wrote and directed the 2005 ensemble film "Nine Lives", which received accolades at the Independent Spirit Awards. HBO unsurprisingly asked him back to write, direct, and executive produce the 2008 season of "In Treatment". Returning to the big screen, Garcia directed the moving 2010 drama "Mother and Child", and the 2011 cross-dressing period piece "Albert Nobbs", starring Glenn Close.

Relationships

Gonzalo Barcha

Brother
Born in 1962

Gabriel Marquez

Father
Wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982

Gabriel García Márquez Screenplay

Father
Born March 6, 1927

Mercedes Pardo

Mother

Adriana Sheinbaum

Wife

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1986 - 1988
Graduated 1988

AFI Conservatory

1986

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2012

Helmed the period drama "Albert Nobbs," co-written by and starring Glenn Close

2010

Wrote and directed the independent film "Mother and Child," which told the overlapping stories of three women who were affected by adoption

2008

Wrote, directed and produced several episodes of the HBO series "In Treatment"

2006

Directed the pilot episode of HBO's "Big Love," a look at contemporary polygamist Mormons in suburban Utah

2005

Helmed the feature "Nine Lives," about nine women who resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life; earned Independent Spirit Award Nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay

2005

With Robert Spera and Jared Rappaport, produced, directed and wrote the Showtime movie "Fathers and Sons"

2003

Again teamed with HBO to direct several episodes of "Carnivàle"

2001

Directed several episodes of the HBO drama series "Six Feet Under"

2001

Wrote and directed "Ten Tiny Love Stories," a series of monologues in which ten women talk about the man that made the largest impression on them

1999

Began directing episodes of the HBO series "The Sopranos"

1999

Made screenwriting and directing debut with "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her"

1998

Was Director of Photography for the HBO movie "Gia"

1995

Once again worked with director Allison Anders on the segment 'The Missing Ingredient' in "Four Rooms"

1993

Worked with director Allison Anders on "Mi vida loca/My Crazy Life"

1991

Director of Photography for Maria Novaro's "Danzón"

1988

Credited as Director of Photography for the Spanish TV adaptation of his father's novel "El Verano de la Senora Forbes"

1985

Worked as a camera operator for "Tiempo de Morir/A Time to Die," written and produced by his father Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Started as a production assistant; eventually began directing commercials

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