Rogelio Robles

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So it’s a short film that really shows how loss can affect a person. In my film he does end up losing his mind and becoming a serial killer, which will be seen in my first feature film Red Room Requiem. You know I was going through a pretty difficult time myself, dealing with depression and stuff like that. So I channeled a lot that dark, negative energy into this short and Chris, my actor in the film absolutely delivered a killer performance.

I’ve always been enthralled by film and filmmaking. Ever since I was a kid growing up we would pretend like we were shooting a film or a sitcom on TV. I remember the first horror film i watched as an 8 year old boy I remember watching the original Texas chainsaw massacre. That movie was amazing to me but it also freaked me out. I slept with a baseball bat next to my bed just in case leather face wanted to throw down haha.

David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Christopher Nolan and Ari Aster. It’s funny my favorite film of all time isn’t by any of these directors. My favorite film all time is American Psycho.

Most definitely a few years ago I tried writing books, but to me it just wasn’t it for me I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted to see my writing in action. So i made the leap of faith from books to film and it’s been fantastic so far. Having a great time doing it and meeting a lot of fabulous people.

Time. Our schedules were different and it was hard to get together. But once we did get together we made magic thankfully there were no hiccups when we were together filming.

It being my first time filming something from finding the right actor to working on a wonky schedule all the way down to the editing that was a lot of work. I had to pretty much do everything. Thankfully I have Matt my cinematographer and Steven my music guy because they saved me a lot of time doing their part in the film.

I’ve shared with tons of people and I’ve yet to get a negative review. People just get it, you know? They understand the film and they appreciate it for what it is.

For me I feel like a filmmaker should always be original, be themselves. I don’t like that they remake everything nowadays it’s annoying. Like be original and have your own vision in the industry. 

I love film festivals. They’ve helped me grow as filmmaker and they’ve helped extend my audience to all kinds of different places and different cultures. I feel like that’s why they’re necessary they help us filmmakers in so many ways especially with interviews such as this one. I get the most out of them because I submit and they love it and it just keeps traveling ear to ear and everyone wants to see my work so I grow as a filmmaker and everyone gets to enjoy my film.

I plan on submitting a new short film to festival circuit very soon it’s called Thaumaturgy and I’m excited for that one and what it’s going to do. I also start filming the follow up to Dark Room, Red Room Requiem this year so I’m very excited it is my first full length film and I can’t wait till it’s done and we can all watch and enjoy it.

Thank you for this inspiring interview and for taking the time to honestly answer all the questions. The BIA team wishes you great success with your next projects!