RODRIGO MICHELANGELI is a Venezuelan Producer and Cinematographer. He is the Producer, Co-Writer, and Cinematographer of LA SOLEDAD (2016), which was supported by La Biennale di Venezia’s College Cinema program and screened at over 50 festivals. His short experimental documentary about student protests in Venezuela, BULLETS OF PEACE (2014) premiered at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Jayu Human Rights Film Festival.
Rodrigo obtained a BFA in Film Production from Toronto’s York University and subsequently co-produced and was co-cinematographer of the short documentary THE CHANGING PLACE OF MAKING (Montreal International Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Grand Prize Winner IAFOR Documentary Film Award).
As a Cinematographer Rodrigo has worked in several projects including the docufiction LEFTOVER, which won the 2014 Toronto Film Critics Association Award; THE VILLAGE GREEN, a digital series financed by CanalPlay; and other Canadian and international pieces. He is an alumni of Berlinale Talents, RIDM talent lab and Doc Accelerator.
In 2015, together with Jorge Thielen Armand, Rodrigo founded La Faena Films, a production company focused in auteur cinema with great social relevance based in Toronto and Caracas. Rodrigo was recently awarded the ARTE International Prix at the Buenos Aires Lab (2017), a production lab organized by BAFICI, for La Faena’s sophomore feature film.