Laz Rojas
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  • Valley Village, CA
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Name
Laz Rojas
Profession
Actor/Writer/Filmmaker
Company
Excelsior Productions
Birthday
December 15
Website
http://lazrojas.com/showcase
LinkedIn Address
http://www.linkedin.com/in/lazrojas
Facebook Address
http://www.facebook.com/laz.rojas
Resume (Position, Network/Production Company, Year, Location, & Description) - you can cut and paste your resume here
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3363798/resume

Born and raised in New York City, Laz Rojas is a multi-talented actor, writer, and filmmaker, as well as an artist and cartoonist. His one-man showcase -- a production written, directed, produced, and edited entirely by him, and in which he portrays over a hundred different characters in more than fifty scenes -- has been hailed as a tour-de-force and a work of genius, and portions of it were included in the 2008 Sony Pictures release "Pineapple Express".

Mr. Rojas can do it all, from acting to writing to directing to editing, and he has been called a one-man movie studio and a creative powerhouse. As an actor, he is fully adept at both comedy and drama and has a chameleon-like ability to transform himself into and portray any character. As a writer, he is just as versatile, having written a variety of screenplays of multiple genres. As a filmmaker, he has an auteur-like command of every aspect of a production, from characters to costumes to sets. Such is his all-encompassing vision that Jelly Helm, former Executive Creative Director at the Wieden+Kennedy ad agency, has compared him to Orson Welles because of his multiple skills and abilities both in front of and behind the camera.

"Laz Rojas is a genius. On YouTube, he has a bunch of clips from this incredible demo tape... I really can’t believe how multi-talented this guy is!! It’s so exciting!"
-- Guthrie Lonergan, new media artist, on Nasty Nets
http://nastynets.com/?p=278

"LAZ ROJAS - Home made, one man Hollywood. His YouTube vids are mind blowing..."
-- Guthrie Lonergan again, on The Year In The Internet 2006
http://www.burncopy.com/year_in_the_internet_06.html#gl

"He epitomizes, to me, a true indie filmmaker... I love this man, simply because he is not afraid to do what he dreams."
-- Daniela Capistrano, Associate Producer, MTV News
http://danielacapistrano.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/new-blogger-jitte...

"Impressive. Shades of Orson Welles!"
-- Jelly Helm, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy ad agency

"The highlight of the event had to be watching the Laz Rojas clips up on a big screen, in the context of art rather than in the context of silly Youtube craziness. He really did create something wholly unique and uniquely strange in a way that a more deliberate or deliberately ironic artist never would have."
-- Bryan Poyser, board member, Cinematexas film festival
http://poyboy.livejournal.com/127349.html

"This man is the Cindy Sherman of self-made video."
-- Bryan Poyser again
http://poyboy.livejournal.com/126794.html

"Laz Rojas puts on a one man show. Hollywood, why do you keep hiring Scarlett Johansson when you could have Laz?"
-- Michael Connor, Head of Exhibitions, British Film Institute
http://web.archive.org/web/20070228004457/http://www.thousandsofcol...

"Wow, this guy is amazing."
-- Elizabeth Abrams, founding member, Austin Video Bee
http://austinvideobee.blogspot.com/2007/12/laz-rojas.html

"genius. no joke."
-- Cathy Shive, Mac software engineer and artist, on Del.icio.us
http://del.icio.us/url/675c7f4f8334dc054ca2f032a537bce3


My showcase's official site: http://lazrojas.com/showcase/

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laz-Rojas-One-Man-Show/173204282697314
Active Projects
Pushing several full-length scripts of various genres, in particular an action/comedy/drama set in London and Paris which is currently being read by four production companies in the UK.
Favorites (Film, Director, Television, Actors, Musicians, etc.)
Films: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, Key Largo, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, The Roaring Twenties, Angels with Dirty Faces, Double Indemnity, Dinner at Eight, Bombshell (yes, I'm a sucker for Hollywood's golden age). Directors: Too many to list, but Orson Welles tops the list. Television: Star Trek franchise, Law & Order franchise, Miami Vice. Actors: Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, John Garfield, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow. Musicians: Too many to list, but The Beatles top the list.

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At 4:41pm on April 4, 2010, Sergio Guerrero said…
Hola Sagitario, bienvenido a LA.
At 11:50am on April 2, 2010, Michael McGee said…
Best to you too!
At 2:03pm on April 1, 2010, Margaret G. said…
Thanks for the friend request, it's a pleasure to be among friends. Look forward to networking with you.
At 5:51pm on March 28, 2010, Luis A. Ortiz said…
I agree with you 100%, I'm working hard to make that happen.
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Laz Rojas's One-Man Showcase

In 1947, a screenwriter runs into an old love, now married to a famous director, at a Hollywood nightclub.

A scene from my one-man showcase -- written, produced, directed, and edited by me -- in which I portray over a hundred different characters in more than fifty scenes.





More scenes can be viewed on my profile page, or on my…

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