CLAUDIO ROCHA

 

Born: ?, Coyoacán, Mexico.

Education: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica [CCC] [1984-89].

Career: Also active as still ph.

Awards: Ariel Award nom [1994] for 'Principio y fin'; Ariel 'Silver Award' nom [1995] for 'En el aire'; Ft. Lauderdale IFF 'President Award' [1996] for 'The Whole Wide World'.

Website: Claudio Rocha


 FILMS AT THE CCC

1986

Si tú te vas (Cuando vayas al Caribe) [Armando Enríquez] 16mm/c; music video/4m

1987

Tatay [Sergio Muñoz Güemes] 16mm/c; doc/10m

1988

Entre la presencia y el olvido (Real de Catorce)/Between Presence and Oblivion (Real de Catorce) [Claudio Rocha & Laila Heiblum] 16mm/c; doc/15m; ph: Guillermo Granillo; + co-ed

1989

Samuel [Ricardo Braojos Garcia] 16mm/c; short/33m

1990

La última luna/The Last Moon [Sergio Muñoz Güemes] 16mm/c; short/30m

 

 FILMS

1990

Cómodas mensualidades [Julián Pastor] c; cph: Gonzalo Infante

1991

Como agua para chocolate/Like Water for Chocolate [Alfonso Arau] c; 2uc; ph: Emmanuel Lubezki & Steven Bernstein

1992

Festin en el Mictlan [Jaroslaw Lemka] c; doc/13m; cph: Ricardo Braojos, Juan Carlos Martín & Jorge Medina; + scrpl/co-ed

1992

Me voy a escapar/I'm Going to Escape [Juan Carlos de Llaca] b&w; short/9m

1993

Picture Bride/Bijo photo [Kayo Hatta] c; addph: Chris Chomyn, Bob Condon & Graham Driscoll; 2uc: Dennis Hall

1993

Principio y fin/The Beginning and the End [Arturo Ripstein] c

1993

México: Esplendor de 30 siglos. Colegio de San Ildefonso [Gonzalo Infante] c; doc/51m; cph: Rafael Ortega

1993

Memoria del cine mexicano [Alejandro Pelayo] c; doc/70m; cph: Luis Lupone & Jorge Suárez

1994

El árbol de la música [Isabelle Tardán & Sabina Berman] c; doc/15m

1994

Pancho Villa and Other Stories [Phillip Rodriguez] dv/b&w-c; doc/40m; addph: Xavier Pérez Grobet; interviews filmed 1986-94; released in 1999

1994

El abuelo Cheno y otras historias/Grandfather Cheno... and Other Stories [Juan Carlos Rulfo] c; doc/30m; 2nd cam unit; ph: Federico Barbabosa; prod CCC

1994

En el aire/On the Air [Juan Carlos de Llaca] c

1995

Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda/Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman [Sabina Berman & Isabelle Tardán] c

1995

The Whole Wide World [Dan Ireland] c; 2uc: Roger Smith

1996

El amor de tu vida S.A. [Leticia Venzor] c

1997

Educación sexual en breves lecciones [Alejandro Gamboa] c

1997

Under Heaven/In a Private Garden/In the Shadows [Meg Richman] c

1997

The Velocity of Gary [Dan Ireland] Clairmont-Scope/c

1998

Un dulce olor a muerte/A Sweet Scent of Death [Gabriel Retes] c

1998

Bajo California: El límite del tiempo/Under California: The Limit of Time [Carlos Bolado] c; 2uc: Rafael Ortega

1999

Four Dogs Playing Poker [Paul Rachman] c; ph Argentina: Hernan Baigorria; 2uc: Michael Wojciechowski

1999

Blessed Art Thou/A Question of Faith [Tim Disney] c

1999

Skipped Parts/The Wonder of Sex/Dream Girl [Tamra Davis] c; 2uc: Mark Dobrescu; spec shoot ph: Nels Isrealson

2001

Passionada [Dan Ireland] p/c

2002

Easter [Richard Caliban] c; cph: John Campbell

2002

Getting Hal [Tony Markes] c

2004

Tudo azul/Everything Blue [Jesse Acevedo] dv/c; doc/77m

2004

Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont [Dan Ireland] c

2005

Sketches of Frank Gehry [Sydney Pollack] s16+mdv (Canon GL2)-to-35mm/c; doc/83m; cph: Marcus Birsel & George Tiffin; mdv ph: S. Pollack & Ultan Guilfoyle

2005

Two Tickets to Paradise/Life's a Trip/Dirt Nap [D.B. Sweeney] s16-35bu/c; addph: Angel Barroeta

2005

The Beauty of Jane [Dan Ireland] first announced in 2002

2005

[Snoop Dogg's] Hood of Horror [Stacy Title] c; 2uc: Eric Leach & Michael Jacob Kerber

 

[Left] - prod Mary-Beth Taylor & Isen Robbins - Tennyson Bardwell - "The Skeptic"

 

2005

The Skeptic/The Haunting of Bryan Becket [Tennyson Bardwell] c

2006

The Seth Material: Speaking of Jane Roberts [?] announced

2006

Jolene [Dan Ireland] Elite Scope/c; 2uc: Cary Cook

2007

A Fork in the Road [Jim Kouf] c

2007

Ganância [Renato Coutinho] c; short/27m; cph: Nuno Madeira; prod Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação (ETIC, Lisbon)

2009

Southbound [Tim Disney] RED/c; short/12m

2009

6 [Hector Mata] c; exp short/2m

2009

Mood [Hector Mata] c; exp short/1m

2009

La maleta mexicana/The Mexican Suitcase [Trisha Ziff] ?/b&w-c; doc/86m; addph: Pau Esteve; filmed 2009 & 2010

2010

Harlistas: An American Journey [Alfredo De Villa] HD/c; doc/91m; addph: Drew Rosas

2013

La fórmula del doctor Funes [José Buil] c

2014

Kingdom of Shadows/Lo que reina en las sombras [Bernardo Ruiz] c; doc/75m; cph: Antonio Cisneros & Juan Hernández

2014

No más bebés/No More Babies [Renee Tajima-Peña] c; doc/79m; addph: Dana Kupper & Guy Mossman; also ep PBS-tv series 'Independent Lens' (2016)

2014

Almacenados/Warehoused [Jack Zagha Kababie] HD (ARRI ALEXA) scope/c

2015

Los crimenes de Mar del Norte [José Buil] c

 

 TELEVISION & INTERNET

1991

Cities of Ancient Mexico/Ciudades del México antiguo [ep 'Uxmal: Piedras de lluvia' (30m) dir by Gonzalo Infante (GI), 'Monte Albán: Uno muerte' dir by Juan Carlos de Llaca, 'Chichén Itzá: La palabra del chilam' (27m) dir by GI, 'Teotihuacán: El caracol alado' (30m) dir by Pablo Gómez Sáenz & GI, 'Tajín: Reencuentro' (27m) dir by Claudio Rocha & 'Bonampak' dir by GI] doc series; cph: Rafael Ortega ('Bonampak'); + ed ('Monte Albán: Uno muerte'); for Discovery Channel

2002

Mixed Feelings: San Diego - Tijuana [Phillip Rodriguez] doc/30m/mdv; + co-ed; for PBS-tv

2002

The Maldonado Miracle [Salma Hayek] tvm/HD

2004

Los Angeles Now [Phillip Rodriguez] doc/60m/HD; + co-anim; ep PBS-tv series 'Independent Lens'

2007

Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream [Phillip Rodriguez] c; doc/55m; 2nd cam: Michael Jacob Kerber, Hilda Mercado & Humberto Ramirez; ep PBS-tv series 'Latinos: Here & Now'

2007

Roberto Clemente [Bernardo Ruiz] doc/52m/HD; cph: Michael Chin; addph: John Foster & Stephen Kazmierski; ep PBS-tv doc series 'American Experience'

2008

Latinos '08 [Phillip Rodriguez] doc/55m; 2nd loc cam: William Moss, John Pennebaker & Jose Jesus Paredes

2009

The Undocumented [Marco Williams] doc/90m/HD; cph: M. Williams, Thomas Peyton & Hector Mata; crowd funding in late 2011 to finish the prod was successful

2010

Mysteries at the Museum [Lloyd Fales (series prod) & Remy Weber (drama dir)] doc series/b&w-c/HD, 2010-present; 1st season, 2010-11 (12 ep); cph ep #1-4 & #6-12; ; cph: Raul Casares (ep #1 & 6), Jeremiah Crowell (ep #1, 3-4 & 6-7), Steve Kazmierski (ep #1-4 & #6-12), Steve McCarthy (ep #1 & 3-4), Richard Neill (ep #1 & 3), Simon Fanthorpe (ep #2-4, 7 & 10), James Gribbins (ep #2, 6 & 9), Gabriel Jedet-Weinshel (ep #2), Jeff Streich (ep #2, 4 & 6), Rob Bondy (ep #8, 10 & 12), Brandon Ziegenfuss (ep #9-10 & 12), Ken Day (ep #10-11), Roger Grange (ep #10 & 12) & Philip Geyelin (ep #11); for the Travel Channel

2010

200 años de mexicanos en movimiento [Alejandro Springall] tvm/4m; ep of 13-part series '13 formas de amar mi México'; for TV Azteca

 

With Bernardo Ruiz [left] - "Reportero" - photo by Patricia Benabe

 

2010

Reportero/Gardens of Paradise [Bernardo Ruiz] doc/57m & 71m/HD; add cam: B. Ruiz & Antonio Cisneros; ep PBS-tv series 'P.O.V.' (2013)

2011

Mysteries at the Museum [2 ep dir by ?] 2nd season, 2011 (12 ep); cph 2 ep; see 2010

2012

Race 2012: A Conversation About Race and Politics in America [Phillip Rodriguez] doc/b&w-c/56m; + co-anim; 2nd loc cam: Joseph Graves, Tom Inskeep, a.o.; for PBS-tv (an 'Election 2012' special)

2013

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle [Phillip Rodriguez] doc/53m; for PBS-tv series 'Voces on PBS' (2014)

2014

Futurestates [ep (12m) 'A Robot Walks into a Bar' dir by Alex Rivera] 42-part series, 2010-14; 5th season (7 ep); for internet & broadcast

2014

Building the Bridge [Alfredo De Villa] behind-the-scenes doc series; for FX Networks (internet)

2015

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam [Mylène Moreno] doc/?m; for Oregon Public Broadcasting/Latino Public Broadcasting

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1994

El abuelo Cheno y otras historias/Grandfather Cheno... and Other Stories [Juan Carlos Perez Rulfo; doc] 2nd cam unit; ph: Federico Barbabosa