Proudly born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Rodriguez has had a passion and appreciation for storytelling since early childhood. He got his official start in filmmaking in high school: a claymation called "Movie Madness" which won the Silver Key in the the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2011. From there, he went on to write and direct several short films, thus creating the independent production company, Somnient Pictures. 

Rodriguez has taken his passion and turned it into a career, having worked on numerous projects including commercials, theatrical films, documentaries, and music videos. Through all this, he tries to remember that while the execution of a film has its challenges, the overall goal is simple: connect to the audience and have fun doing it.

To see Rodriguez's award-winning feature-length film, Honour Among Thieves, click here to check out the trailer.

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Somnient Pictures got its start in Detroit, Michigan in 2014. Now producing content from music videos to feature-length films, Somnient strives to create content that inspires new generations of filmmakers and artists, forging entertaining cinema for all audiences.


Whether it be through short films, documentaries, music videos, or narrative features - entertainment is our business. With imaginative and creative artists by our side in constant collaboration, we create and keep creating great films.


At Somnient Pictures, we have a saying of motivation that has quickly become our motto.

It embodies our belief and we feel it's the pinnacle of what it means to be a filmmaker: "Keep filming." Somnient Pictures now operates in Los Angeles, California.