Talent Guide

Boris Rodriguez

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2022


Boris Rodriguez is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker. He is the 2022 recipient of the TIFF-CBC Films Screenwriter Award. Boris’s first film Beso Nocturno premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery Section and was later selected for a retrospective at the MoMA. Boris’ feature debut: Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal was selected for prominent festivals in 2012 including Tribeca and garnered several awards including the Méliès d’Argent for Best Feature. On the heels of Eddie’s success, Boris was selected into NBCUniversal’s Emerging Directors Program. Boris is currently developing his next feature, Zoila and Andy, and the series East Los Aliens.

Current Project

East Los Aliens


After a spaceship crashes in East LA, a mixed-status Latino family rescues an alien and must find the courage to defy government officials and save the alien from an evil that could spell the end of humanity.