This is Guillermo R. Rodríguez


a Writer

a Director

a Producer

an Editor

About Me

Guillermo is a filmmaker from Puerto Rico. He has an M.F.A. in Cinema-Television Production and a Ph.D. in Comparative Media and Culture from the University of Southern California. While his love for writing has been lifelong, he cultivated his talents at Princeton while workshopping a novel under the mentorship of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison. His passion for storytelling, specifically exploring the horror genre and representing marginalized voices, compelled him to become a filmmaker. His feature film The Shadows premiered at Los Angeles’s Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival in their Dramatic Competition and was immediately purchased for distribution. It is currently available on Amazon Prime as well as other streaming platforms. He has also edited a multitude of television shows and films including Where the Road Meets the Sun, the documentary Born and Bred as well as produced and edited the indie coming of age feature Sweet Thing, which debuted at the Seattle International Film Festival.


Written seven feature-length screenplays, one of which was once optioned by Mandalay Pictures with Guillermo attached as director, and eleven short films.

Director and Producer

Directed a feature film, produced a second one and is currently in pre-production of three. He has directed eleven short films and produced and edited another one.


Edited four feature films, nineteen short films, a documentary series for The History Channel and countless promos for CBS, NBC and DirecTV among others.

My Skills

Avid Media Composer
Adobe Premiere
Final Cut Pro
Final Draft
Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling

My Info

  • name:Guillermo R. Rodríguez
  • email:grromaguera@gmail.com
  • web:puzzleboxfilms.com
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My Resume

I am a writer, director and producer with twenty years of experience working with AVID media composer as a filmmaker and professional editor. I am also Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge, where I teach media theory and criticism courses on Film Theory, Television Studies, Film & Television History, and Latin American Cinema.



Princeton University

A.B. Comparative Literature


University of Southern California

M.F.A. Cinema-TV Production


University of Southern California

Ph.D. Comparative Media




CBS, NBC, DirecTV, The History Channel, Court TV, Freemantle Media


Teaching Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Assistant Professor

California State University, Northridge



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  • Feature Films
  • Short Films
Playing (Writer, Director)

A reclusive painter faces a guitar player in order to reconnect with her canvas.

The Shield (Director, Editor)

Two teenage boys struggle with an unspoken desire for each other.

Alice Awakens (Writer, Director)

An ignored housewife wakes up her sleeping husband by becoming his worst nightmare.

Quiet in the Hallway (Writer, Director)

An architect plots revenge on an unfaithful photographer with a model of her own.

The Shadows (Writer, Director, Producer, Editor)

A horror novelist confronts his transgender identity inside his latest bestseller.

The Mirror Maker (Writer, Director)

A tormented writer at odds with his pregnant wife and his double meets a chilling fate.

Sweet Thing (Producer, Editor)

Two young women seeking a sweet escape in sex and drugs end up finding it in each other.

Totem Goat (Producer, Editor)

A woman quarantining on a goat farm suspects her boyfriend might be a murderer.

The Glad Game (Writer, Director)

A disgraced engineer suspects his life-long best friend might be framing him for murder.

Contact Me

You can reach me at grromaguera@gmail.com