About Fallen Hero

FALLEN HERO is a filmmaking movement, dedicated to bringing a new face to indie cinema on the web.  The future of film is streaming, and so our website is for the community.  Our ideology:

1) All cinema is art, and art should not be commoditized or sold as a corporate product.
2) We do not believe in the box office or in the practice of using financial performance to determine a film’s success or failure.
3) All films are of equal value and are the property of the people.
4) Avenues to filmmaking should be open to everyone.
5) All cinema should be given an equal level of distribution on all platforms.

Fallen Hero’s Creator

GABE RODRIGUEZ is an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, critic, and lyricist.  His film projects include Fighting NirvanaSusie In the Afterlife, Q To the 6 Train, Havana In Bushwick, and Goddess of Time.  His major works for the stage are Zora’s Collar, Mother’s Peak, and Club Silencio.

Susie In the Afterlife won the Spirit Award at The Queens World Film Festival in 2011.  Q To the 6 Train was selected by the Anthology Film Archives as part of a retrospective for the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, and has since played in part of The Subway Film Series.  Read about the making of the film hereHavana In Bushwick premiered at The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and its making was covered by the publication Examiner.  Goddess of Time premiered at The Dolby Screening Room in October 2013.  It has since played at The Queens World Film Festival and The ACT Film Festival and been written about in Inner Vibrations Magazine.  Read the article here!

Zora’s Collar premiered at Manhattan Rep Theatre in December 2015.  His second play, Mother’s Peak, premiered in February 2016 at the same venue and had an extended run in March where it competed and was later a finalist in the Spring One Act Competition.  His only full-length play, Club Silencio, debuted in Manhattan in June of 2017.

Gabe’s main influences are Sergio Leone, Hayao Miyazaki, Pedro Almodovar, Stanley Kubrick, and especially David Lynch. 

Inspired in part by his admiration for playwright Howard Ashman, he soon tried his hand at songwriting, writing the titular theme songs for Q To the 6 Train and Havana In Bushwick.  He has co-written and produced a total of six song tracks with various artists.

Gabe is a creator rather than a technical mind.  If you’re looking for a camera-man or gaffer, or a body to just tug equipment, you’ll find tons of those.  But if you’re looking for a Storyteller and a Creative, then he is the man.  He has been writing since the womb.