ROB RICE ----- filmmaker

Rob Rice is a filmmaker from western Massachusetts, based in LA.

He did an MFA at CalArts and, before changing careers, worked as a CRISPR engineer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

His feature debut, Way Out Ahead of Us, was produced by Matt Porterfield and premiered at the 2022 FIDMarseille before going on to screen at RIDM, UNDERDOX, Black Canvas, São Paulo and many others.

His recent work as a producer includes Lucy Kerr’s Family Portrait (Locarno 2023), Tyler Taormina’s Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point (Cannes 2024, starring Michael Cera, Greg Turkington, Francesca Scorsese, and Sawyer Spielberg), and the debut feature from Advik Beni. In 2023, he also AD’d Room Temperature, the new feature from Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley.

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FEATURE   in pre-production

ARE.NA a terrifying bunuelian comedy about right wing ideological reproduction and some cathartic ways to sabotage it. When the buffet where Zeke’s mom works closes down, he’s forced to entertain the advances of a rich regular who seems strangely set on becoming his dad.

Written and Directed by Rob Rice
Produced by Megan Pickrell, Krista Minto and Matt Porterfield
DP Barton Cortright
PD Madeline Sadowski

Reach out for script, deck and budget.