Miami, FL, USA
Freddy Rodriguez is an EMMY®, TELLY® and Promax/BDA award winning filmmaker with numerous award-winning short films, music videos, commercials, promos, and documentary shorts among his credits. He’s been writing, shooting, producing, directing and editing creative video content for over twenty years.
Freddy’s short film Malabar, which was co-produced by Filmgate-Miami, is an “Official Selection” of the 2019 Miami Film Festival, where Freddy was named “One of five Miami filmmakers to watch” by the Miami News Times. (https://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/things-to-do-miami-film-festival-2019-screens-south-florida-filmmakers-movies-11097318). Malabar is also an “Official Selection” of the 2019 Orlando Film Festival, won the 2019 Jury and Audience Award at Filmgate-Miami's “Best of NOLA” film competition, and won La Bota Vaquera “Best Short” film prize at the 2019 Chihuahua International Film Festival. Malabar is currently streaming on HBO and HBO Max.
In 2019, Freddy was awarded the Oolite Arts Ellie's Creator Award to write the feature film Project Ballroom, which recounts Miami's gay ballroom scene of the 1990's. (https://oolitearts.org/ellies/#winners). Freddy’s latest project the experimental short documentary Open Dialogues: Stories from the LGBTQ Community, which is a collaboration with the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, is an “Official Selection” of the 2020 Outshine LGBTQ Film Festival and won “Best Broward Doc” at The Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. (https://www.outclique.com/open-dialogues-at-art-and-culture-center-hollywood/).
Freddy is one of thirteen artist selected for Oolite Arts 2021 Home + Away Residency at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado where he is writing the Spanish-language horror film The Efficiency.