"Silica" peers into our relationships as our cellphones peer back at us. Chris is looking for solace from the combative text messages he's receiving. A chance conversation with his weird neighbor, Mike, may help Chris to drop all of his problems.
Silica has wrapped post production and is being submitted to film festivals for its world premiere.
Tess runs into a building to find her boyfriend Tony grappling with another man for a gun. Will Tess' "double vision" be the end of Tony or will he save the day by proving his identity?
Eliaz had filmed all of his shorts as a one-man crew until Think Twice became his first short shot with a 15-person crew.
TT was accepted to 50 film festivals around the globe.
Winner "Best Director" Portland Comedy Film Festival
Winner "Best Short Film" Middle Coast Film Festival
Winner "Best Short Film" Houston Comedy Film Festival
Winner "Best International Comedy Film" Cardiff Mini Film Fest
Winner "Best Domestic Film" Another Independent Intl. Film Festival
Winner "Best Afterlaugh Comedy Film" Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
Winner "Best Actress" Blue Whale Comedy Festival
Winner "Best Concept" Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival
Winner "Best Director" Big Easy Comedy Film Festival
An eccentric acting instructor guides his pupils through a crash course on the famed Meisner Technique. When he calls upon two of his students to perform an exercise, one actor haphazardly finds the dramatic breakthrough which may lead him to the final act of his unfulfilled career.
Eliaz adapted this short from a comedy stage sketch written by his brother Donny and author Jeff Phillips. It was filmed as a one-man crew by Eliaz.
Beverly is wrapped up in her thoughts as she strives to land the man she deserves.
This was Eliaz's first solo short film (after years of making films with his comedy group Wood Sugars). Beverly is an adaptation of a true story by writer Beverly Scott. This film was made for the Cinema Minima Residency Competition where it went on to win Best In Show and Best of Fest of the Indie Incubator Film Fest.
One lonely man lip syncs to songs about solitude, longing, desperation, and anxiety in five minutes of one take... times four.
A collaboration between performer Matthew Stromer & Eliaz Rodriguez. This was filmed by Eliaz as a one-man crew.
Tea Man sets out to prove to his coffee and wine connoisseur friends that drinking tea has a relevance of its own.
Tea Man, Steep! was technically Eliaz's first narrative short film [with his comedy group, Wood Sugars], filmed in early 2010, although the overly-ambitious project was stuck in post production for 6 years. "The project that almost got away" was finally completed in January 2016, the same time as Think Twice.
"Just Cause..." is a sketch music video, written by Eliaz, for the song of the same name, which was penned by stand-up/musician Ryan Walker. This was filmed by Eliaz as a one-man crew.
Our brave leading lady wanders into the tech start-up Tinder In Real Life. Will “Swiping Left” lead to Mr. Right??
Eliaz adapted this short from a comedy stage sketch written by his brother Donny. Eliaz flew down to Austin, Texas, met the cast and filmed it that same day, as a one-man crew.
Winner Judge's & Audience Choice Best Micro-Short Film (Under 5 minutes) - Austin Comedy Short Film Festival