Sacha Rodríguez

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Sacha had produced a number of music videos before undertaking a production attachment at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, stepping into his first production role as a ‘runner’ on the feature film ‘Dangerous Game’ (1988) and producing his first TV Show, a rap music documentary for SBS (1989).

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

Sacha 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 yearlong Screen Australia and Film Victoria funded internship to Los Angeles, working under iconic American Producer Don Murphy, and at Mark Cuban’s short lived but celebrated mini-studio ‘2929’, under sales & acquisitions executive extraordinaire, Shebnem Askin, among other Hollywood film professionals.

Sacha returns to Australia and begins developing screenplays while working on various ‘bread and butter’ short take commercial productions, partially distracted but working with partners and collaborators to stay focused on consolidating a slate of feature projects.

In 2015 Sacha joins the Vedado Films team and produces the youth culture documentary ‘Habana 16’ in Cuba. Going on to lay the foundation for the company’s filmed entertainment division alongside renowned Mexican filmmaker Gabriel Beristain.

Together they have developed a varied slate of screen titles and begun production, with the feature film HAVANA KYRIE starring Franco Nero and Ron Perlman, a feature length documentary FIDEL UP CLOSE currently on it's film festival circuit and a 10 part TV series to shoot it's pilot late in 2024. Sacha has also embarked on the development of Sasha Whitehouse's upcoming 'international heist' feature film also shooting in 2024..

Projects involving Sacha Rodríguez

Havana Kyrie

An aging, down-on-his-luck Italian conductor reluctantly travels back to Havana, Cuba, to oversee performances of 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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Empire of Havana

In 1950s Havana, a young Cuban street thug and a fiery university student get pulled into the orbit of Mob financier Meyer Lansky as he attempts to carve out an empire of gambling drugs and prostitution as the winds of revolution gather around them...  

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Tripping With Zorba

New York City in the early 70's. Pimps, hookers and drug dealers ruled the streets. No person alive in the Big Apple felt it more than actor Anthony Quinn. The dirt-poor immigrant who rose against insurmountable odds to become one of Hollywood's top leading men and an international superstar. 

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The Foam of Days

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

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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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King Coal

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

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The Last Contract

A Cuban ballerina enters the world of prostitution after a traumatic rape. Her revenge depends on an alliance with a professional assassin.

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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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