Principals

Rosa Rodriguez - Co-Founde/Manging Director Roo 1209 Productions

Rosa Rodriguez

Co-Founder/Managing Director

Rosa is a Dominican actress and singer. Her theater credits include “Romeo and Juliet” and “Sangre y Viento”, with Chelsea Rep; “Rally Cry”, at Irondale Theater; and the national tour “Tres Vidas”, with Core Ensemble, in which she plays the iconic Frida Kahlo. She has numerous short and feature films, commercials, and industrial projects to her credit. She also holds a degree in Civil Engineering and earned her Master’s in Construction Management from NYU.

patrick avella

Co-Founder/creative Director

Patrick Avella is a filmmaker and actor from Queens, New York.  He studied The Meisner Technique at The Acting Studio, Inc. NY under the tutelage of James Price and John Grabowski.  After creating the web series Space Available, which he wrote, directed, and produced, Patrick focused his energy on studying the craft of filmmaking.  He has a BFA in Film & Video Production from The City College of New York.

ravin pattersoN

Marketing Director

Ravin is an actress and producer. She can be seen in the Netflix Original, “The OA,” with Brit Marling. As an emerging playwright, she has had several plays workshopped with Chelsea Repertory Company & LAB.  Her play, “Monk and The Man,” which is currently being developed into a musical, was accepted in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. She is a graduate of Rowan University, with a B.A. in Communications: Radio/TV/Film, and The Acting Studio, Inc.