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Short Bio

Rodes grew up acting in Los Angeles, started at the age of six and worked on shows like Wonder Years, Empty Nest, Blossom. After high school she received her Bachelors in Theater from UC Irvine. She shifted gears and focused on law for a few years while she studied serveral forms of martial arts.

Eventually she returned to her love for performance and continued on to get her Masters from USC in Writing for Film and Television. Over the past few years, she's coupled her directing with studying under Tom Irwin at Steppenwolf West.

Her leisure activities are far from leisure as she teaches kickboxing and studies at the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts. After completing nearly a half dozen triathlons, she decided to win the Equinox Nationwide Cycling Challenge.

Intensity comes natural to her, as does kindness and charity. She starts her mornings off with affirmations, can be found meditating for hours and when she's not writing, she's usually reading or listening to audio books. She has a lot of big dogs who she loves passionately along with her two ridiculously cool adult children and punk rock husband.

Film

Whisper in the Static | Midnight Hour Studios | 1ST AD

Short film. In Post-production

Farewelling | unpaved rodes prod.  | PRODUCER

Feature film. In Post-production

NEVER FORGOTTEN | Ty Gordon Film | PRODUCER

Feature film. In Post-production

Smoke 'N Mirrors | Cool Story Bro Prod. | PRODUCER

Short film. Official Selection Pasadena Int'l FF, Soho FF, Cleveland FF

Coyote | unpaved rodes prod. | WRITER | DIRECTOR

Feature film. Official Selection Burbank Int'l FF

DETACH | Frankie Ingrassia Project | PRODUCER

Short film. Official Selection California Women's FF, Shockfest FF

MindFULLness | unpaved rodes prod. | WRITER | DIRECTOR

Short film. Semi-finalist, AT&T Shapeathon

Double Sided | Big Whale Pictures | PRODUCER

Proof of Concept. In post-production

FOR GINA | unpaved rodes prod. | DIRECTOR | CO - PRODUCER

Short film

Julia’s Confession | unpaved rodes prod. | DIRECTOR | CO - PRODUCER

Short film


Going Home | David Beier Project | CO-DIRECTOR

VR Short film

Divorcing | Sundance Co//ab Project | DIRECTOR

Short film

FOLLOWED | Purple Wallpaper Prod. | DIRECTOR | WRITER

Feature film. In post-production

The Gist | USC 546 Project | DIRECTOR | WRITER

Short film

Education

MASTERS IN WRITING FOR FILM & TELEVISION

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA

2012

 

BACHELORS IN THEATER/PLAYWRITING

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
2006

 

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY
STEPPENWOLF WEST

w/ Tom Irwin

2018 - 2019

Accolades

2019 At&t Shapeathon Short Film Semi-finalist


2019 Sundance Co//ab Creative Producing Course Certification


2019 Sundance Co//ab Episodic Writing Course Certification

 

2019 Sundance Co//ab Fiction Directing Course Certification

 

2019 Sundance Co//ab Screenwriting Course Certification

 

2019 Emerge Screenwriting Short Finalist

 

2018 The New Hollywood Micro Grant Recipient

 

2017 Screencraft Screenwriting Feature Quarter Finalist

 

2014 NYC Midnight Screenwriters Challenge Finalist

 

2014 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Candidate - Finalist

Affliations

ALLIANCE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS

Member

2019 - Current

HOST | PODCAST PRODUCER

She Called Action Podcast

2018 - Current

ALZOUT BOARD MEMBER

2019 - Current

SUNDANCE Co//ab Community Leader 2019 - 2021

USC SCA ALUMNI NETWORK COMMITTEE MEMBER

2018 - 2021

SCRIPT COVERAGE MIRAMAX FILMS Office of BILL BLOCK

& MICHAEL LACHANCE

2018 - 2021

USC WCA BOARD MEMBER

FINANCE CHAIR
2019 - 2020

The New Hollywood

BOARD MEMBER

VP of CHARITY

2014 - 2019