Green Spaces strives to create an open community that encourages members to get to know each other; through this process we have often seen collaboration on work emerge. We need to look no further then GS member Diego Rodriguez, creative director and producer at Icon Film and Video, who has worked with several GS members. Diego was born in Guanajuato, Mexico; at age 20 he packed up his life and moved to Las Angles, CA to pursue an acting career. He later found himself working at a company that managed actors on TV, while this job had its many benefits Diego felt as though he needed something more. Diego then moved to Colorado where he attended CU Denver for two years and another two years at the Colorado Film School. For the last three years Diego has called GS his home and so when we needed new photos for our website Diego was an easy go to. Highlighted in 303 Magazine for being named RAW Artists Denver Filmmaker of the Year in 2012, Diego’s portfolio is comprised of high quality broadcast commercials and videos. Working with a variety of companies such as Corepower, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Diego also does video production for small non-profits working in the past with an organization named Stand for Children.
Diego explains that, “GS was an easy choice for me after I found out just how much I hate working from home. Jennie is very open-minded about working crazy hours; thus has provided a space with 24-7 access and a community for collaboration.” Diego continues that Jennie introduced him to fellow GS member Grant Southwick and together the two have been working on a film called Torn Cloth. Torn Cloth is a documentary of a young group of orphan boys from the poorest regions of Thailand who seek refuge at a camp where they are trained to become professional Muay Thai fighters. Torn Cloth was accepted into the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival, show times are Saturday, November 9th at 11:45 A.M. and Thursday, November 14th at 4:30 P.M click here for tickets.
You’ll be glad to know that, even though Diego encountered some unexpected hurdles in the beginning of his acting career, he is still pursuing his dreams of acting and his recent work involves two movies due to air on PBS. Diego’s range of work experience is very rare in an industry where specialization is more common, this knowledge base allows for Diego’s work to be truly unique and original.