In this episode, hosts Chris and Ken speak to Rodrigo García Barcha, Colombian television and film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. He joins the podcast to talk about his recent New York Times op-ed, a letter to his father, novelist Gabriel García Márquez, on what he would think about the COVID-19 crisis; the future of film and more.
Rodrigo García is best known for his films Nine Lives (2005), Mother and Child (2009), Albert Nobss (2011), Last Days in the Desert (2015), as well as his work on the HBO drama series In Treatment. He has also directed episodes for the series Six Feet Under and The Sopranos, as well as the pilot episodes of Carnivale. He was nominated for an Emmy for his direction of the pilot for Big Love.
More recently, García has directed two episodes of the Freeform series Party of Five; directed, written and produced Four Good Days; and is set to co-direct and co-produce, alongside Salma Hayek, Santa Evita, a series about the fate of Argentine First Lady Eva Perón’s body after her death in 1952 as it awaited burial for decades. García began his career by directing commercials for Coca Cola, Disney, Procter & Gamble, to name a few. His debut film was Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her in 1999. García studied History at Harvard University in Boston and later graduated with a degree in Cinematography from AFI in Los Angeles.