Sacha Rodriguez

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Sacha had produced a number of music videos by the time he joins his first feature film as ‘runner’, soon after completing a production attachment at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (1987). Soon after he produces and directs his first TV Show – a rap music documentary for SBS.

A myriad music videos, and TV commercials later (1990’s); he goes on to manage major events and large-scale TV productions and live concerts for television networks in America - mostly for MTV Networks.

Despite such distractions, Sacha’s passion is to make feature films, so he returns to Australia and joins the Producer’s Post Graduate at Melbourne’s VCA School of Film and Television, produces a number of award-winning short films, and goes onto a Screen Australia funded yearlong internship to Los Angeles, working under iconic US Film Producer Don Murphy and with legendary sales and acquisitions executive Shebnem Askin at Mark Cuban’s mini-studio ‘2929’.

Sacha returns to Australia and begins developing scripts and a new slate of feature projects with partners and collaborators, while working in various commercial productions. He joins the Vedado Films team in 2015 producing the youth documentary Habana 16 in Cuba. And together with Gabriel Beristain, goes on to lay the foundations for the company’s filmed entertainment division.

Vedado Films has since developed an exciting slate of new screen titles, producing a feature length documentary and the feature film Havana Kyrie - starring Franco Nero and Ron Perlman in 2019, with Sacha as Co-Producer. Soon after he embarks on a number of new feature projects including the upcoming feature film The House of Abraham Phillips, in collaboration with the team at The Lan Film LTD in Wales.

Projects involving Sacha Rodriguez

Havana Kyrie

An aging, down-on-his-luck Italian conductor reluctantly travels back to Havana, Cuba, to oversee the Cuban National Children's Choir perform compositions in which he specializes. His concerns seem well-founded when his trip starts off on the wrong foot and he is quickly met by the son he never knew he fathered years ago, but his past eventually adds new purpose and meaning to his present. This is a heart-warming, nostalgic tale of a quirky old man rediscovering the “spice of life” once again.

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The Foam of Days

Four lifelong friends, their friendship stressed to breaking point endures by tragedy...

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Faster Than Light

Josef, an unemployed history academic, has to negotiate the worlds of biohacking, time dilation, and high finance in order to save his estranged brother Harry.

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Fidel Up Close

There is probably no other protagonist of the 20th century who has been as much talked about and as studied as Fidel Castro. Fidel Up Close is a meticulously crafted documentary film said to be "the definitive documentary on Fidel Castro' by the few who've seen it in preview.

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The House of Abraham Phillips

Love. Hate. Forgiveness. In a brutal world, none of us can survive alone.

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Darkness Rises

Can the inhabitants of a Fracking Outpost in the bush get away before the sound of an Alien Demon breaking into our dimension tears through the fabric of their souls?

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Habana Sixteen

HABANA SIXTEEN  is set in the Caribbean island nation of Cuba – Where growing up with embargoes, rations and a city frozen in the 1950s haven’t stopped it’s youth from chasing their own dreams or forging burgeoning music, dance and skate scenes.

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Untitled DBC Pierre Project

Man Booker Prize winning Author DBC Pierre is penning a new feature project set in Cuba.    

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The Ladies of Laurel Canyon

Four ladies, all lightning rods of the LA late sixties music scene, are old friends and love rivals, who haven't seen each other since 1972, until one of them emails everyone calling for a weekend reunion to be held at her Laurel Canyon house. She is surprised when they all say they'll attend, last time they got together was on the the week of their old friend Savvy's funeral.

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