Chris Rodriguez was born in the Bronx in 1984. He studied Film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to film school, Chris was an intern for Oscar-winning director, Jonathan Demme. Chris has worked with Golden Globe-winning producers, Christopher Goode and Kerry Orent on numerous productions including: Tony Gilroy’s, Duplicity; David Chase’s, Not Fade Away; Scott Frank’s, A Walk Among the Tombstones; AMC’s, Rubicon; Showtime’s, The Affair, and Jodie Foster’s, Money Monster.
His first short film, Early Learnings qualified for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2015. The film premiered in the fall of 2014 at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood, California. Early Learnings had its NYC Theatrical Premiere at the legendary Anthology Film Archives in December 2015. Chris' original one-hour TV pilot, Prodigal Son was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Sundance Episodic Storytelling Lab and in the 2014 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition – ranking in the top 60 out of 7,000 submissions.
Chris is developing multiple projects across all platforms, including the feature film, God and Famous, the first "Neo-80s Psycho-Surreal Fairy Tale"; a satire that explores art, fame, success, race, personal identity and the collective consciousness in the social-media age. Spencer Grammer (Rick and Morty) is attached to play the female lead and the script has been sent out to Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) and Broadway Tony-winning actor, Daveed Diggs (Hamilton). He also serves as the Director of Photography on Emmett Lundberg’s groundbreaking web series: Brothers, and is currently creating music videos for Universal Music Group. In 2018, Chris graduated from Seattle Recording Arts with a certificate in Audio Engineering. He’s a freelance sight and sound artist who works both in Seattle and NYC. He likes long walks in the woods and cashews, he dislikes mean people and celery.
Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, renowned figurative artist, Aleah Chapin, and their cat, Madeline and dog, Juniper.