My name is Cindy Rodriguez. I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia to Latin-American parents from Uruguay. Although I feel Australian I have always been drawn to my Latin-American roots by language, culture and tradition. Since my early childhood I was drawn to the arts, in particular to theatre. I was an actor and director for five years at Shopfront Theatre, PACT and Theatre Kantanka.
I subsequently pursued ten years of film work in both London and Sydney. I worked on feature narratives as well as documentaries, from low budget to blockbusters as an Editor, Art department assistant and Assistant Editor on films such as The Wheel (2017), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Why Anzac with Sam Neil (2015), Fantastic Mr Fox (2009). I have now turned to writing/directing my own films which is an ambition I have always wanted to pursue. To represent and tell Latin American stories drawing from my own experiences. The VCA Masters of Film & Television was the right choice for me to develop my skills and work on the kind of stories I wish to tell. My first short “Caminito” (2014), was screened in the Sydney Fringe Festival. Two shorts followed “The Payment” and “Bedbugs” and I am currently working on my final VCA-graduate film “Nena.”