Today we’d like to introduce you to Roth Rind.
Roth, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve been in love with story-telling through film ever since I was in junior high. In the summer of my 6th-grade year, I had undergone heart surgery to correct a birth defect. The recovery process meant that I was to stay home. With nothing to do, my father handed me his Sony Hi8mm tape camcorder. With the cast of my mother’s daycare kids, I had a summer of driveway hits such as Kidnapper 1, Kidnapper 2, and Kidnapper 3.
Flash forward after high school and post high school education, I started my own production company creating corporate, commercial, and branded content, using the profits of which to create short films. During my time in Northern California, I went on to work with incredible clients, friends, and talent to create hundreds of projects, but I was getting too comfortable and needed to shake things up a bit.
I left to Burbank, CA where I’ve been working to develop an array of projects and continue to live life to the fullest.
“Life is a movie made up of a million narratives. It’s genre defined by the dramatic interactions we encounter, wrapped in adventure, fear, heartbreak, love, crisis, success and failure. Its theme is forever constant, and yet fluid. It’s a journey where the only guide is a faded map and ‘x’ marks the ever-shifting spot. It’s penned in black with a mantle of red notes where the character seeks the knowledge of what matters most.
The call sheet varies from day-to-day where some characters play the featured and others support the play. They span the spectrum of color, age and physique, but their role is not defined. They are the masters of sentiment both for self and patrons, unpredictable but clear. The cast list welcomes new faces seeking a purpose, and inevitably says farewell to favorites that have reached ‘The End.’
In a flash the movie is over with a final image of the lead riding off the edge of the setting sun… but when the credits roll and the lights come up to the remnants of popcorn seeds and candy wrappers, a mark remains. A mark of warmth, of sadness, of absolution, and of understanding. This mark is carried by the players who brought it to the silver screen and the audience who dared to pay the ticket price.
So let’s make a movie with a story of life in hopes that together we leave a mark that lasts.”
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am most proud to create stories alongside my best friends Jay K. Raja and Jerome Stolly who are fascinating creatives in their own respects. I have had the pleasure of creating dozens of music videos, short films, and pilots with these guys and I couldn’t be more happy to lead the life I do.
The projects I am most proud of are the following:
The Bumbry Encounter
What sets us apart? I don’t think we want to be set apart from the other incredible creatives that we have met on our journey. We are proud to be making art alongside them. We look forward to supporting other filmmakers on their visual journeys as we continue to sail on ours.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe will continue to see a shift into more independent content getting scooped up into streaming services opening the doors for more writers and directors to show their vision.
But who knows what’s gonna happen after the Corona Virus…
- Website: www.rothrind.com
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