Talent Guide

Rodrigo Reyes

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2014


Born in Mexico City in 1983, Rodrigo Reyes attended college in UC San Diego, as well as Madrid and Mexico City, earning a degree in International Studies. Reyes has channeled his multi-cultural background into becoming a filmmaker, creating films characterized by visceral, poetic images that capture intimate and raw portraits of reality.
In 2012 Reyes was selected for the prestigious IFP Documentary Labs in NYC with his latest documentary, Purgatorio. Funded in part by the Mexican Ministry of Film, it premiered in competition at the 2013 Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival to great reviews. With its bold and compelling vision of the US-Mexico border, it has toured more than 30 festivals around the world, including MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, and winning the Jury Awards at the New Orleans Film Festival and This Human World in Vienna. In the summer of 2013, Reyes was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Film.
In 2014, Tribeca Film Institute awarded Reyes the prestigious Heineken Voces Grant in support of his upcoming film, Sanson and Me. He currently divides his time between Mexico and Northern California.