Rodney Llaverias is a Dominican-American filmmaker with a graduate degree in Screenwriting & Directing from Columbia University. His shorts have screened at the New Orleans Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival, Outfest, the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Rodney has also been selected to participate at the Berlinale Talents.
He is the co-writer of the short film "Darling" which won the Orizzonti Award for Best Short at the Venice International Film Festival in 2019. Rodney received the Katharina Otto-Bernstein production grant for his short film Tropicalía. Tropicalía is based on his project La Canícula which will be his feature directorial debut.