We had the good fortune of connecting with Christian Rodrigo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christian, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“There’s nothing worse than not doing something thinking that it would be just too little”. This quote is one of my favorite ones because it reminds me how important is to do whatever we can towards our believes, thoughts, ideas, goals, values,, even if we think that it will contribute just very little towards the final outcome, because the only way of achieving our goals, or make a better world, is by doing what it’s in our hands, no matter how big or small we think it could be…because if we do that always, and everyone does it, especially for important things related to our planet, ecology, values, respect… with the helps of every one of us, we’ll be able to change important things and achieve great outcomes.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think of myself as a storyteller, in front of the camera, on a stage, or behind the camera directing or managing a team as a producer. I love to communicate through emotions and words, in front of a big audience or on a set. I just feel very fortunate every time I get to work with other talent and artists sharing our passion and love for what we do. It’s never been easy to get the opportunity to work but when I do, I’d say it’s a completely joy and I feel like a kid in a playground. The main lesson is to enjoy while you are working on a project, and don’t take it personally if you’re not chosen for a project you’ve been considered for, since there are many variables that have to be taken into account before a talent is chosen. Those who have worked with me, already know how passionate I am about what I do, and for those that haven’t got the chance yet, I’d encourage them to think of me for any new upcoming project, and I can guarantee them they’ll be very happy with their decision.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love hiking and anything that has to do with sports and nature. So I’d probably bring them to do different hikes…from Griffith Park to the Santa Monica Mountains. Of course, I’d love to share a beach volley match in Manhattan Beach or Will Rogers (North courts). Spending time with my friends, on a barbeque, pool party, or playing role games, are also great plans. I also love to go to eat at restaurants, and Los Angeles, have so many great options, so it’s hard for me to chose one or two… And finally, going to the movies, or theater is another great thing I’d love to do before the pandemic. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
If I have to be honest, I think that even though I know a lot of people and I’m always willing to help others, I haven’t been that lucky in terms of receiving support in my competitive career. I have some friends that have always been there encouraging me, but really very few that have really impacted on my career success. Nevertheless, I’ve had important friends that they’ve tried to help me at different times such as Elvira Cano, Alicia Sanz, Juan Sola, Jordi Caballero, Francesc Perelló, Miquel Folch, Esther Caporale, Ramon Valdez, or Isidro Farfan. And of course, my wife, Juliana Romeu, my acting students (for their love, support, and recommendations), and everyone who has supported my ideas, especially to develop the Brisk Festival, a theater festival, which I founded and direct.
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