Music: "Captain Crunch" by Lost in Ashford | Clips from 2023 Submissions
Rodrigo Mariano is a Filipino-American film producer, director, and writer born and raised in Southeastern Connecticut. He is a QCFF alum: his film PROM ROCKS was selected in 2018 and his film BESTIE won Best Picture and Best Editing in the 2019. He is a 2021 New York Film Awards Finalist, and a 2021 Mystic Film Festival selected filmmaker. He graduated from Emerson College in 2023 and produced and directed numerous shorts during his time there. Professionally, he worked for Ryan Coogler at Proximity Media after his time at Jason Bateman's Aggregate Films. He also has a credit on Sony/Marvel's MADAME WEB, for which he spent half a year on the project. Based in Los Angeles, he is currently in the middle of producing features, while also working in talent management at Industry Entertainment. He is constantly pursuing a more diverse and inclusive entertainment industry.
Head of Production for Atomic Kid Studios, an award winning production studio based in Milford that specializes in 2D and 3D animation, stop motion, live action videos and large-scale presentations.
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