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Sergi Rubió (Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain, 1978) has an extensive filmography dating back to 1993, which includes work as both Director and Producer of Shorts and Documentaries, 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).