Rodrigo García Barcha (born 24 August 1959) is a Colombian and Mexican television and film director, screenwriter, author and former cinematographer, best known for his films Nine Lives (2005), Mother and Child (2009), Albert Nobbs (2011), Last Days in the Desert (2015), as well as his work on the HBO drama series In Treatment. He also created, wrote, and directed the award-winning web series Blue (2012–2015), starring Julia Stiles, for which he won an IAWTV Award in 2014. In 2021 García released his first memoir, A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son's Memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha.
Rodrigo García Barcha
24 August 1959
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Life and careerEdit
García was born in Bogotá, Colombia, the son of Colombian Nobel-winner writer Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha Pardo. Because of his father, he grew up around Carlos Fuentes, Julio Cortázar, Pablo Neruda and Luis Buñuel.
García has directed a variety of independent films, such as the award-winning Nine Lives (2005), which was nominated for the William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie, and Albert Nobbs (2011), which screened at several film festivals, as well as episodes of several HBO series, including Six Feet Under, Carnivàle, and Big Love. He produced and developed the HBO drama series In Treatment.
He worked as a camera operator for Cold Heaven, Reality Bites, A Walk in the Clouds, The Birdcage, Twilight and Great Expectations, and as director of photography for Gia and Poison Ivy.
In 2012, García and Jon Avnet created WIGS, a web channel part of YouTube Original Channel Initiative that produces scripted drama mainly targeted to female audiences. For WIGS, García created, wrote and directed several web series, notably Blue, starring Julia Stiles, for which he won an IAWTV Award for Best Director – Drama in 2014.
|1992||Mi querido Tom Mix||Yes|
|The Minister's Wife||Yes|
|1993||Mi Vida Loca||Yes|
|2000||Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her||Yes||Yes|
|2001||Ten Tiny Love Stories||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Mother and Child||Yes||Yes|
|2014||Jackie & Ryan||Yes|
|2015||Last Days in the Desert||Yes||Yes|
|2016||The Sweet Life||Yes|
|2020||Four Good Days||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2022||Raymond & Ray||Yes||Yes||No||Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival 2022 and at the 27th Busan International Film Festival in October|
|1999–2007||The Sopranos||Yes||One episode (All Happy Families...).|
|2001–2005||Six Feet Under||Yes||5 episodes.|
|2002–2003||Boomtown||Yes||One episode (Monster's Brawl).|
|2006–2007||Six Degrees||Yes||One episode (Pilot).|
|2006–2011||Big Love||Yes||One episode (Pilot).|
|2007||Tell Me You Love Me||Yes||One episode (Episode 4 from Season 1).|
|2008–2011||In Treatment||Yes||Yes||Yes||21 episodes.|
|2012||Audrey||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Christine||Yes||Yes||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series. All episodes (12).|
|2012||Dakota||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Georgia||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Jan||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Kendra||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Leslie||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Ro||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Rochelle||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Ruth & Erica||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Vanessa & Jan||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012–2013||Lauren||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012–2015||Blue||Yes||Yes||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series. All episodes (42).|
|2013||Susanna||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2013–2014||Paloma||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2015||Gone: A Wayward Pines Story||Yes||TV mini-series. Spin-off of Wayward Pines.|
|2016||Bull||Yes||Yes||One episode (The Necklace).|
|2018||The Affair||Yes||3 episodes.|
|2018||The Good Cop||Yes||One episode (Who is The Ugly German Lady?).|
|2020||Party of Five||Yes||2 episodes|
|Year||Short film||Credited as|
|1989||El verano de la señora Forbes||Yes|
|1995||Indictment: The McMartin Trial||Yes|
|2005||Fathers and Sons||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Year||Short film||Credited as|
|2007||Put It in a Book||Yes|
|2009||Tired of Being Funny||Yes||Yes|
|2012||Celia||Yes||Yes||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Mary||Yes||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
|2012||Serena||Yes||Yes||Yes||Part of the WIGS Series.|
- Garcia, Rodrigo (2021). A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son's Memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha. New York: HarperVia. ISBN 9780063158337. OCLC 1243908337.
- ^ "Variety". Variety.
- ^ a b "IAWTV Awards - Past Winners". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
- ^ "Gabriel Garcia Marquez's son on the art of storytelling". Inquirer. 15 October 2011.
- ^ von Busack, Richard (8 March 2006). "Sunnyvale". Metroactive. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
- ^ "WIGS Announces Returning Series BLUE and LAUREN, New Series PALOMA". Broadway World. 6 March 2013.