Felipe Rodriguez

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Felipe

is an international Film and TV director who works fluently in English, Spanish, and French. And with “BLOOD AND WATER”, he’s proven he can also deliver an entire series in Cantonese and Mandarin.

It was a long road to make his first mark: literally walking illegally across every border from Nicaragua to the U.S., shooting the groundbreaking Nat Geo doc “WETBACK: The Undocumented Documentary”.

By becoming the first person to capture a real crossing of the Rio Grande on camera and filming illegal migrants on their real-life, perilous journey atop trains and across rivers and deserts as they struggled to reach the elusive “American Dream”, Felipe helped their plight become part of our common consciousness, years before it was.

His foray into cinematography peaked when his camera work on “BLOOD & FURY: America’s Civil War” earned him an EMMY nomination and another at the CSC Awards.

He followed with his directorial debut: KIDNAP CAPITAL. Feeding off the heart-wrenching stories he witnessed first-hand while shooting “Wetback”, he turned a small indie production model into an award-winning feature film: a gutting character piece that earned praise on a successful international festival tour after premiering at the Shanghai IFF and at FANTASIA.

He then moved to TV, excelling at world-building new Series by directing Pilots and taking on complete seasons of shows as the sole director. He’s become a go-to when shows need someone to think outside of the box and elevate their on-screen value.

Felipe leans on his innate ability to connect with actors and their process as much as on his technical experience to give his projects a look and feel that goes beyond the words on the page. Excellent at crafting work where every aspect of the filmmaking process comes together within a cohesive vision, he creates empowering character moments that anchor the narrative and supports them with striking, impacting visuals as he tells stories through his unique, outsider’s POV of the world.

Felipe ended 2023 in Europe shooting the pilot film for a new series of Murder Mystery movies called “HAUTE COUTURE MYSTERIES”. It caps off an eventful year that gave him his 4th DGC AWARD nomination in 4 years as well as success with new episodes of Netflix’s fan-fave “VIRGIN RIVER”, Hulu’s “THE HARDY BOYS”, and TV movie “NEVER TOO LATE TO CELEBRATE”.

He’s directed on ABC’s “THE GOOD DOCTOR”, a complete season of Netflix’s “SLASHER: Guilty Party”, and was called to take over and re-energize the 2nd season of “BLOOD AND WATER”, guiding it to Best Drama nominations at the CSA’s and Leo Awards and Best Director at the DGC Awards.

He’s also helmed all the episodes of the spin-off “FIRE & ICE” and conceptualized the on-screen tone and visual language of “RUBY AND THE WELL” and CityTV’s viewership-record-setting show “HUDSON & REX”.









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Ruby And the Well

BYU / FAMILY CHANNEL

Producing Director
Pilot Director

-Directed 5 out 10 eps in Season 1
-Directed Season openers + 4 more Eps in Seasons 2-3-4

*Outstanding Directorial Achievement Nom – Sea1 – DGC Awards 2022
*Outstanding Directorial Achievement Nom – Sea2 – DGC Awards 2023

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Blood & Water: Fire and Ice

ROGERS / OMNI

Producing Director

Directed Entire Season – 8 Episodes

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Hudson And Rex

CITYTV

Pilot Director

Lead Director – 20 Episodes over 5 Seasons

*Outstanding Directorial Achievement Nom – DGC Awards

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SLASHER: Guilty Party

NETFLIX Original

Director of Full Season – 8 Episodes

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Virgin River

NETFLIX

Director

2 Episodes in Season 5

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The Hardy Boys

HULU

Director

2 Episodes in Season 3
(Final Season)

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The Good Doctor

ABC

Director

“Irresponsible Salad Bar Practices”
Season 5

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Kidnap Capital

FEATURE

Director / Writer / Producer

*Premiered at Shanghai IFF and FANTASIA
*Chairman’s Award – San Diego IFF
*Jury Special Mention & Best Director – Bogota IFF
*Best Director & Best Drama Noms – IMAGEN Awards
(Festivals & Accolades List Upon Request)

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Never Too Late To Celebrate

HALLMARK – TV MOVIE

Director

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Haute Couture Mysteries: Handbags & Homicides

HALLMARK MYSTERIES – TV MOVIE

Director

-Pilot Movie for a Series of Mystery Movies

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Blood & Water

ROGERS / OMNI

Lead Director
Directed 6 Eps out of 8 in Season 2

*Outstanding Directorial Achievement Nom – DGC Awards
*Best Drama Nomination – CSA Awards
*Best Drama Nomination- Leo Awards

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Fear Thy Neighbor

DISCOVERY+

Director

Director on 2 Episodes – Season 3
Director on 2 Episodes – Season 4

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Blood & Fury: America's Civil War

AHC – AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL

Cinematographer on all Episodes – 6 Ep Event Series

*Best Lighting Direction – Documentary EMMY Awards

*Best Cinematography – Factual
CSC Awards

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Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS – FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Cinematographer

*Best Documentary – CINEQUEST
*Spectrum Award – FullFrame Doc Fest
(Accolades List Upon Request)

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Departure

PEACOCK

Second Unit Director
Season 2

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Titans

DC – HBO MAX – NETFLIX

Second Unit Director
Season 2

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Some Recognition Along The Years

OAZ / Oscar Abrams Zimel + Associates Inc.

Perry Zimel

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(416) 860-1790

Perry@oazinc.com

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