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Roberto Rochín

Director, documentalist, writer and producer.

He left the Architecture course at the UNAM (1971-1972) to enter Communication at the TEC of Monterrey, Nuevo León (1972-1973). He again changes the direction of his studies in Los Angeles, California, in USC (Film and Photography 1973-1975), He finishes the Bachelor in Liberal Arts specializing in Cinema at the Loyola Marymount University (1975-1977) He attends various acting workshops , direction and photography, among which those made with John Carpenter, John Cassavetes and Milos Forman stand out.

While performing his studies, he adapted, directed and produced in video Madam Kamata by Yukio Mishima and Miss Julie by Augusto Strindberg. In 1975 he writes, produces and directs El sueño puro de una noche noche, selected for the Oscar student competition. Back in Mexico he attends Alfredo Gurrola in La Sucesión (1978), Raúl Kamffer in Ahora si gan que ganar (1978), and co-produces and collaborates with Óscar Blancarte in the making of the short film Owen, the forgotten poet (1979).

Make ethnographic and advertising documentaries. After eight years of research and filming, he finished his first feature documentary Ulama, the game of life and death (1987), which the Ariels received for: Opera Prima, Best Documentary, Music, Edition and Photography, as well as the Goddess of Silver for Best First Film, during the years (1988-89) the film participated in the official selection at the Moscow festival, Biarritz Festival, San Sebastian Festival and is presented at the World Expo in Hanover, Germany (2000). In the year (2003) the film “ULAMA: The Game of Life and Death” was screened at the Metropolitan Museum of New York and gave a lecture on the subject within the framework of the Treasures of Sacred Maya Kings exhibition. www.ulamagames.com

In 1986, he introduced a film motion control system in Mexico and developed effects created with endoscopes, black light, infrared and miniatures, creating the company Motion Control www.motioncontrol.com.mx, which to date offers these services for commercials and films such as Frida, Apocalypto, Dragon ball and There be dragons. Creates in 1993 the Commission of Filming in the state of Sinaloa. In 1994 he made El misterio de los mayas, a documentary medium in format Imax 70 mm, and A piece of night, short based on the homonymous story by Juan Rulfo and 1996 winner of the best short film award at the Worldfest Houston.

In 1995 he received a grant from the FONCA to adapt the Popol Vuh to an animation film, and he co-produced the animation shorts Sin sostén (1998) by Rene Castillo and Antonio Urrutia and Hasta los huesos (2000) by Castillo and Del Olvido I do not remember (2001) by Juan Carlos Rulfo, continues with the short film Paso del Norte (2001), second performance of the trilogy entitled Purgatorio that receives the Ariel for Best Fiction Short Film in 2002 and that same year, Best Short Film, Director and Photography in the fifth edition of the Expresión en Corto festival in Guanajuato.

In 2005 he directed the short film After Death, the latter to conclude the trilogy “PURGATORIO” that won in (2009) the “free spirit award” at the Warsaw International Festival and in the same year the prize for the best film in the XXVI International Film Festival of Bogota. www.purgatoriofilm.com

Other projects he has developed is the adaptation of the novels by the writer Elmer Mendoza The lover of Janis Joplin and Solitary Assassin. In 2011 he produced the film CANELA (2011) by Jordi Mariscal. In the Apple store is published the game of its creation App POK-TA-POK based on the ball game www.poktapokgames.com – Projects under development: Feature film based on the Mayan legend of the Popol Vuh and a feature film based on the Revolución Maderista de título MADERO, Apostol of democracy.





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