Professional Catalyst, Rabble-Rouser and President of One Animal World
Rebecca A. Rodriguez, a long-time animal advocate and critically acclaimed independent filmmaker, is the lead advocate and President of One Animal World. A proven catalyst for change, she founded the humane society on the island of Guam (Guam Animals In Need) in late 1980's and went on to run the animal care department at the largest humane society in the Pacific Northwest.
During this period, she developed the EVACSAK, an emergency transportation carrier for small animals that is currently utilized by first-responders around the world. Later, she went on to work as a program manager for an animal related foundation where she consulted and mediated for various organizations regarding shelter and program development.
She began her career as a filmmaker in 2000, debuting two short films at the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema and the Seattle International Film Festival. As a result of positive reviews, both films were optioned and later screened on cable channels and festivals around the world.
To date she has written, produced and directed a collection of short films, numerous commercials, several music videos and one feature film that is currently being used as an educational tool in domestic violence and child endangerment awareness programs. he received the Best Feature Award at the Reel Women International Film Festival in Los Angeles, 2005 as well as the Best Feature by a Northwest Filmmaker Award from the Not Far From Hollywood Film Society in Portland, Oregon.
In addition, Rebecca is the creator of Animal Time TV, an online channel that produces and screens educational and inspirational content related to the humane treatment of animals. She is also the creator / producer behind the online show Animal House.
On the home front, Rebecca provides love and shelter to a small group of formerly discarded animals and feeds the squirrels and birds that happen by.