Films

I am grateful to work as an actor for amazing directors.

Also, from time to time I write scripts, produce, and direct.

 

Travis Stevens
'A Wounded Fawn'

A serial killer brings an unsuspecting new victim on a weekend getaway to add another body to his ever-growing count. She's buying into his faux charms, and he's eagerly lusting for blood. What could possibly go wrong?

Director: Travis Stevens
Writers: Nathan Faudree, Travis Stevens

Stars: Sarah Lind, Josh Ruben, Malin Barr

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Taub Brothers 

'Externo'

A revolutionary businessman tries to conquer the world with $2,000

Directors: Taub Brothers | Leandro Taub & Jonathan Taub
Writer: Leandro Taub
Stars: Leandro Taub, Elisabeth Ehrlich, Christian Bargados

Alejandro Jodorowsky 
'Endless Poetry'

Surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of himself as a young man becoming a poet in Chile, befriending other artists, and freeing himself from the limits of his youth.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Stars: Adan Jodorowsky, Leandro Taub, Pamela Flores, 

Brontis Jodorowsky, Jeremias Herskovits

Fin Manjoo

'Woodwind'

A South American composer travels to India to search for the truth behind a poetic vision, written to him by a female painter and his mysterious journey to discover the source of his musical inspiration.

 

Director: Fin Manjoo
Writer: Fin Manjoo
Stars: Leandro Taub, Jet Jandreau, Andrea Christina Furrer

Luis Esteban Alvarez Armenta
'¿Quién Soy?'

Virtue, conscience, transformation and doubts. Who we are? Where we go? These are some of the unknowns that the argentinian author Leandro Taub is currently developing. The constant search for answers to metaphysical problems has led to an exciting philosophical world of why we are here and why we do live. 

Director: Luis Alvarez Armenta
Stars: Leandro Taub, Luis Alvarez Armenta, Nicole Burillo, Mitzy Ferran

Florian Tscharf
'BED'

A man opens his eyes. He lies in a wooden bed - in the middle of a dusty desert. When looking around he sees beds in flames. Dark smoke is rising into the sky. He decides by the unreal area to go away. The sun burns. The night is coming.

 

Director: Florian Tscharf

Director of Photography: Jonas Schneider

Stars: Leandro Taub

Ralf Schmerberg
'An Innocent Mind Has No Fear'

In celebration of its 30th issue, 032c and artist-director Ralf Schmerberg created a 78 pages magazine story and a shortfilm based on a fictional unwritten script for the ultimate Berlin film.

 

Director: Ralf Schmerberg

Stars: Leandro Taub, Numan Acar, Dave Bennent, Jama Deejay, Arthur Christea, Lukas von der Gracht, Wolfgang Gutschmidt, Nik Mantilla, Roman Ole, Robert Alan Packard

Thank you, G'd, for helping me to work in films with these wonderful directors, actors, and talented crews.

When I was 7, I insisted to my mom that I wanted to be on TV. She took me to the only TV channel that we had in Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina). Don't know how, but I ended up singing that type of song that children sing when there is no adult around. The TV host got very nervous and stopped me in the middle of the show. 

But I was not going to give up.

Sometime after, my uncle decided to do a TV commercial for his restaurant (where my nickname was the name of a sandwich I don't like). He let me be the protagonist. I had to eat ice cream and say that I love to eat in his restaurant. The director made some takes and it worked out. I loved it. I wanted to do it more.

Then, my parents decided to do a TV commercial for a clothing brand. I modeled with my brothers. In one of the takes, my younger brother punched my balls by mistake and I overreacted in a funny way. The director liked it and used it for the commercial.

The years passed by and I wanted to act more. We moved to Buenos Aires and I started to go to auditions and casting calls. I felt very inadequate and, mostly, not welcome. Jewish, with a lot of chutzpah and a peculiar personality. My small town popularity was not getting translated into big city popularity. I kept trying and I was lucky to get some small participation in TV shows, some commercials, and make a short film. 

Then, I made friends and became a teenager. I still dreamed about acting and making films, but I got busy with other commitments: friends, girls, study, and work. When I was 18 I left home and spent a big part of my day working to pay the bills [in the business tab you can find more information about my entrepreneurial side]. Between 19 and 24 years old, I studied, partied, became an economist, master's in finance, teacher assistant, financial analyst, and an assistant of the CEO of a fund management company. At the same time, I was craving to become an actor and be in the movies and TV. In my free time, I used to study acting, do courses, read books, and do auditions.

When I was 24, I left Argentina and started traveling. When I was 25 years old I co-wrote a book in India [more information in the books tab]. After this, I went to NYC to play the guitar in the subway and then to LA to see if Steven Spielberg would cast me for his next movie (he didn't... yet). A business opportunity came to my door, and I moved to China.

The following year (27 years old) I went back to Argentina, got into a theatre course with Norman Briski and I spent some time collaborating with Fito Páez, who had a great artistic impact on my life. I wrote my first feature-length script, shoot a trailer, made a pitch deck, and started sharing the project around. It was a story about tarot cards and numerology, influenced by my interest in the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Luckily, several people got interested and some doors got opened, but not much more happened. So, I wrote a theatre play, ask some of my theatre classmates to join me and we did a happening where I was performing full naked, painted in colors, around a circle of fire, talking about the path of our soul to the earth, meanwhile one of the other actors were opening the wall with a chainsaw and another was burning the empty swimming pool.

After pushing and pushing the project, I got frustrated and moved to a beach in Mexico to write another book, about a secret society [more into my book section]. Because I had some time in my hands, I decided to write another script, this time about A Boy Named Sue (the Johnny Cash song). After writing it, I discover that I wasn't allowed to make a movie about that song, so I decided to write a third script: the love story of a couple that destroys each other by trying to love each other. I got a producer and director in Spain, who was interested to direct and produce it, but not much more happened.

Something was happening. I was learning. All these writing, pitching, meetings, reading, studying, were influencing my work. Suddenly I got invited to participate in a TV series (after the work preparing it, didn't happen), then another TV series (after the work preparing it, didn't happen) and then the big stuff! A producer hired me and three other artists for the pilot of a TV show for a big TV Network. I was going to be one of the four main characters! And... it didn't happen!


In the middle of all of these, I was touring around Latin America and Europe presenting my books and talking in a variety of venues (theatres, galleries, museums, houses, retreats, yoga centers, libraries), when I met the Mexican director Luis Esteban Alvarez Armenta. He started joining me during my tours in Mexico and filming me. One day he told me he was going to do a documentary about my work. Thank you! After a time of hard work, he came up with the documentary "¿Quién Soy? En Busca de lo Esencial".


I was craving for doing more stuff. To act. To write. To talk. To be everywhere. To do everything.

So, I did what any other person would do in my situation: I moved to Paris to meet Alejandro Jodorowsky and become an actor in his next film. And, believe it or not, I became the co-protagonist of the next film of Alejandro Jodorowsky. We moved to Chile where we shot the film. Without me acting on a film before, he invited me to act in a multi-million dollar film. It was amazing. He was very generous with me and the experience of acting in his movie (and being in Cannes for its release) was a very interesting experience.

After his movie, I moved to Berlin, where I got into writing a new script. This time a comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family with a special guest. I got one co-producer, he brought the other two producers, one of the new producers (that is also an actor) helped with the cast, and suddenly we had a LA top-talent signing LOIs for my movie. A movie that I wrote and I was going to direct. Things were getting great!

 

In the middle of this, I got a role in a short film in Marrakesh! Great experience. I was the protagonist of 'Bed', directed by Florian Tscharf and made with a very talented crew. I loved it. Also, I started working with Ralf Schmerberg on the development of a feature film based on my first script.

 

Some months after, I went to South Africa and India to work as the protagonist of 'Woodwind', the first feature film of the talented Fin Manjoo. He and his team are great.

Back once again in Berlin, I worked with Ralf Schmerberg on 'An Innocent Mind Has No Fear' and Jägermeister 'Be the meister'. Both productions were great. Work by the side of Ralf was a source of much learning.

I wrote another script. A story about a group of teenagers that get stuck in a home in the countryside, while a zombie apocalypse is happening outside. The script won an award in Germany. Then a director paid me and it was done! For the first time in my path, I wrote a script that won an award, and it was sold.
 

Years after, I end up living and studying in a couple of Yeshivot in Jerusalem. I decided to write a new script. This time it was going to be something simple, something that I could produce. I wrote 'Externo' (more about this movie in the 'Externo' section). After some back and forth, I went back to Berlin, this time with my brother Jonathan, and we co-directed and co-produced this feature film. It is the story of Joseph, who is conquering the world.

Right now I am living in Brooklyn, NY. Recently I participated in the feature film 'A Wounded Fawn' by Travis Stevens, acted in a short film and in a very interesting commercial. I am working on new projects and reviving old ones. I am still craving to act more, write more, talk more, and collaborate with more amazing and talented filmmakers. 

Also, I am looking to elevate humanity and bring more of what is good to the world.