Freddy R.

Hi, I’m Freddy. I’m the founder of 66 Films.

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Freddy Rodriguez








A Master of Storytelling

With an extensive portfolio that includes award-winning music videos, commercials, and compelling narrative & documentary shorts, Freddy Rodriguez stands as an integral player in Miami’s filmmaking community, boasting an impressive array of accolades and a career spanning over two decades. His innovative work has earned him prestigious awards, including eight Suncoast EMMY® awards, eight TELLY® awards, and two Promax/BDA awards.

One of his notable creations, the film “Malabar”, received critical acclaim as an “Official Selection” of the 2019 Miami Film Festival, where his exceptional talent was recognized as “One of five Miami filmmakers to watch” by the Miami New Times, (, solidifying his position as a trailblazer in the Miami film scene.

“Malabar” also garnered recognition at the 2019 Orlando Film Festival, and clinched the Jury and Audience Award at Filmgate-Miami’s “Best of NOLA” film competition in 2019. Malabar garnered the esteemed “La Bota Vaquera” Best Short Film prize at the 2019 Chihuahua International Film Festival. And, the film’s impact reverberated globally when it was acquired by HBO.

In 2019, Freddy’s creative prowess earned him the Oolite Arts Ellie’s Creator Award. The award fueled his ability to craft the feature film “Project Ballroom”, which delves into Miami’s vibrant gay ballroom scene of the 1990s ( Freddy’s dedication to his craft also led him to be selected as one of thirteen artists-in-residence at the prestigious Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado for Oolite’s 2021 Home + Away Residency.

Freddy’s impact on Social Justice and the LGBTQ+ community is profound, evident through his EMMY® nominated, and TELLY® award-winning documentary series “Open Dialogues.” Produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, this series has garnered widespread acclaim, becoming a “Best Short Film-Runner” Up at the 2020 Outshine LGBTQ Film Festival and winning “Best Broward Doc” at 2020 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival ( “Open Dialogues: Queer Allies” won “Best Doc Short” at the 2023 Orlando Film Festival and is an “Official Selection” of the 2024 Miami Film Festival.  Notably, in 2023 “Open Dialogues: Black Voices/Black Stories” won both a TELLY® and Suncoast EMMY® award and found its way to PBS.

Freddy’s creativity knows no bounds. Supported by the Miami-Dade Cultural Consortium as an artist, Freddy’s focus lies primarily on his latest project, the Spanish-language horror short, “The Efficiency”, set to enter production in 2024. This endeavor promises to showcase Freddy’s unique vision and style in Miami storytelling. In the realm of filmmaking, Freddy Rodriguez’s work continues to inspire and push the boundaries of how Miami stories are told.

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Languages Spoken

English, Spanish


Miami, Florida

TV/Film Experience

20+ Years