Real People, Documentary, Acting
The director José Luis “Chepe” Rugeles has just finished his new feature Alias María, premiered internationally at Cannes International Film Festival’s official selection Un Certain Regard.
The film also opened at Cartagena’s Film Festival and won Signis Award at Fribourg Film Festival, Best Script at Beijing Film Festival, Best Film at Guadeloupe Film Festival and Carmel Award for best film at Haifa International Film Festival in Israel.
The film has been invited over 50 international festivals all over the world. His debut film, Garcia (2010) won prizes like the Moviecity Best Film award In Cartagena, or the Best Actress in Gramado, Brasil. In 2007 he directed the award winning short film The Comodo Dragon. He has a wide experience in TV commercial and music videos, he’s been recognized in Advertisement festivals like Cannes, FIAP, Caribe, Ojo de Iberoamerica, NY Festival. He directed the memorable Bolero Falaz music video for Aterciopelados rock band, one of the top 50 music videos in MTV history.
He co-founded the Rhayuela Films production company with the aim of driving innovative narrative into music videos, advertisement and story telling. He’s co creator of projects like Buenaventura Mon Amour, Best Digital project at Rio Content Market and selected to Cannes Reed Midem section. He’s been associate producer of films like Destierro (Spain), Días de Vinilo (Argentina) and El Páramo (Colombia) represented with great success by Wild Bunch. He’s developing his new feature film Thick skin, exploring the madness and loneliness of a great Colombian musical talent.
Alias Maria, feature film, 2015
The Labyrinth, TV series, 2012
Garcia, feature film, 2010
The Comodo Dragon, shortfilm, 2007