Meet YoungFilmmaker - Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres

Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres

Game of E-Motion

The New York Film Academy, graduated in 2014


Preparation is key. I worked super hard on pre-production and that's the main reason I achieved a satisfactory result. So, have a shot list, have a call sheet, visit the locations ahead of time, have all your props & equipment, cast actors whom you can trust. If everything is there then you can actually focus a little on directing during shooting, which during school is very difficult because you end up accumulating a million jobs and usually rush through everything (which I did anyway...).

Beating the limited amount of time to shoot this project (only two days of shooting and two weeks to prepare)

My website: I'm on Youtube

Last modified onWednesday, 30 September 2015 13:37
Brandon Ruckdashel

Brandon Ruckdashel is the Festival Director for YoungFilmmakers. He has been the Program Director for NewFilmmakers for the last three years and Marketing Director for six. Brandon is a filmmaker who is most well known for his acting work in the HBO series Co-Ed Confidential and numerous B-Movies. Brandon has worked with Roger Corman alumni Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski along with a number of other very talented directors. Brandon's Directorial debut GRINDER will be out in theaters in 2016.

YoungFilmmakers screens quarterly in New York at Anthology Film Archives. Opened in 1970 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection. An ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema by means of a selection of films which would screen continuously, the Essential Cinema collection was intended to encourage the study of the medium’s masterworks as works of art rather than disposable entertainment, making Anthology the first museum devoted to film as an art form. The project was never completed, but even in its unfinished state it represented an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history, and remains a crucial part of Anthology’s exhibition program.