Robert Rodriguez Interview for "Shorts"
From filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, creator of the Spy Kids trilogy and The
Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, comes the family action-adventure
Eleven-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag for the bullies of
the suburban community of Black Falls, where his and everyone elses parents work for
Black Box Industries, makers of the do-it-all gadget thats sweeping the nation. But
during a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes to anyone who
finds it, falls from the sky. Suddenly, the neighborhood that Toe already thinks is weird
is about to get a lot weirder. As the Rainbow Rock ricochets around the town—from kid
to kid and parent to parent—wishes-come-true quickly turn the neighborhood upside
down in a wild rampage of everything from tiny aliens to giant boogers.
The magical fantasy adventure Shorts is told through a series of interwoven notso-
tall tales that each brings to life the sometimes wonderful, often terrible, and totally
out-of-control wishes that become far more than Toe and his neighbors ever imagined.
Shorts stars Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader, Jimmy
Bennett, Kat Dennings, Jake Short, Devon Gearhart, Leo Howard, Trevor Gagnon, Rebel
Rodriguez, and Jolie Vanier.
Written and directed by Rodriguez, the film is produced by Rodriguez and
Elizabeth Avellán, with Dan Lin, Hunt Lowry, Mohammed Khalaf and Edward
Borgerding serving as executive producers. As he often does, Rodriguez served as his
own director of photography, editor, visual effects supervisor and composer on the film.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Imagenation Abu Dhabi and
Media Rights Capital, a Troublemaker Studios Production, a Robert Rodriguez Movie,
Shorts. The film has been rated PG by the MPAA for mild action and some rude
We talked about:
The genesis of the film -- how it all began
Working within his family unit
Editing in his garage
What to expect with PREDATORS, MACHETE, SIN CITY 2
Country: United States
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