James Rogan, Director
James Rogan is an award-winning filmmaker who works in fiction, documentary and commercials on both sides of the Atlantic.
His fiction work includes the acclaimed short film The Open Doors starring Michael Sheen, Janusz with Marcin Dorocinski and his debut feature Dead Bolt Dead. Distributed by Metrodome in the UK and Films Distribution internationally, it led to James being selected as a “Great British Hope” by The Times newspaper.
His documentary work includes the Grierson Award-shortlisted Blog Wars for BBC Storyville and the Sundance Channel. He directed the hugely popular Warship series for ITV/Channel 5 and recently made the film Gypsy Cab for the documentary feature Cinetrain 2009.
James has also contributed to advertising campaigns for HSBC, The Mayor of London and Honda. He won the Midsummer Award for Best New Commercials Director in 2007.
Watch The Open Doors here
See excerpts from James’ work here
See his full biography here (PDF)
Laura Rodriguez, Producer
Laura Rodriguez is a Spanish producer with 30 years of experience in television. She has worked in the US as producer/director of documentaries for PBS, Discovery Channel (in co-production with Canal +), Fox and Telenoticias. In Spain she has worked as a producer/director/writer for Canal Vivir and Lua Multimedia.
Among her films are 1889: War in Cuba (120” documentary), Rivera in America (60” documentary), Elvia: The Fight for Land (30” documentary, winner of Premio Especial, San Francisco Film Festival), and Nuevo Siglo (series of 20 x 60” documentaries).