Connie

Connie walks alone along the New York sidewalks, trying to come to terms with something we all have to face sooner or later: the final goodbye to certain memories.

  • Sergi Rubió
    Director
  • Sergi Rubió
    Writer
  • Sergi Rubió
    Producer
  • Ellie Foumbi
    Key Cast
    “Connie”
  • Chris Stein
    Key Cast
    “Boyfriend (as Chris Stein)”
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2004
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    16 mm.
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:33: 1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • COR3 International Film Festival 2012
    West End, Bay Islands Department
    Honduras
    May 19, 2012
    Nominated for Best International Fiction Short
  • Carrier Pigeon Short film Show. Channel 19
    Nashville, TN
    United States
    October 8, 2006
    Television Premiere
  • Two Boots Pioneer Theater Short Film Slam
    Pioneer Theater, New York City, NY
    United States
    May 23, 2004
    North American Premiere
    Nominated for Best Short Film
Director Biography - Sergi Rubió

Sergi Rubió (Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain, 1978) has an extensive filmography dating back to 1993, also as a Producer and Screenplay writer for all of the projects he has directed, in conjunction with his film studies in both New York and Barcelona.

In 1996, at the age of 18, he directed his first feature-length film, Torrella, una vida pel cinema (1997), a biographical documentary on the life of Catalan writer Josep Torrella i Pineda.

In 2000, Rubió began his studies at the Micro Obert film school in Barcelona. As his first-year final project, he completed what became his first critical success, his Short Mohamed (2001), which was selected to compete in various International Film Festivals, and which won him, along with other awards, a Scholarship to further his studies at the New York Film Academy.

In 2005, Rubió continued his film studies at ESCAC (Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalunya) while simultaneously directing his personal projects.

It was during his formative years at the ESCAC, specifically over the course of 2008, that brought about a new string of successes for Rubió. His Short Silenci (2007) won the 2008 Golden Coconut for Best Short Film, at the Miami Underground Film Festival. In August of that same year, the well-known Director Allison Anders, whom Rubió had simply maintained a friendly online correspondence with, selected another of his recent Shorts, Madison Class of '64 (2006), to be released at the Silent Movie
Theater in Los Angeles, California, as part of the Don't Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival, which Anders herself presides.

In 2009, Rubió began a phase in his professional career in which he worked two jobs to make ends meet. Both jobs remained well within the audiovisual sector, the first one as a teacher and the second as an on-set electrician; a job which would take him to more than a few different movie sets, always in the hope of getting paid on time. The job as a teacher was to be the source of his first real paycheck and continuous career choice he periodically returns to while nurturing his ultimate goals in the industry such as creating and participating in new projects as a Producer, a Screenwriter and as a Director; as evidenced by two projects in particular titled Una amiga, un somriure (2011) and Més enllà del riu (2012).

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Director Statement

Another quasi 'miracle' Rubió experienced as a student of the N.Y. F. Academy was having access to a large editing room, open 24 hours a day. His fellow students included, like himself, came from near and far, from different cultures and foreign countries, which made the space a virtual melting pot wherein students would share their works in progress, allowing him to see life through their eyes which in turn informed and influenced each others' training and/or creative process.