Alvaro Rodriguez Writer Producer Seis Manos

‘It never crossed my mind that I could make a living from this! Now I do…’ Screenwriter Álvaro Rodríguez

Álvaro Rodríguez is a screenwriter, composer and producer who has been writing since he was a young boy (when he claims to have done his best work!).

In this interview Rodriguez explains how he never really considering writing or working in the film industry as a career until he worked as a composer on El Mariachi (1992) with his cousin Robert Rodriguez. Something ‘clicked’ and he has never looked back.

Álvaro Rodríguez’s film and tv credits include:

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999)
Machete (2010) with Robert De Niro
Chicago Fire (13 episodes)
Seis Manos (2019 – ) Netflix TV Series (Creator & Writer)
American Rust (2021) TV Series


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