Films

Thank you, G'd, for helping me to work in films with these wonderful directors, actors, and talented crews
(more of the story when you scroll down the page)

 

Taub Brothers 

'Externo'

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

Director: 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 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 around 6 or 7, I insisted to my mom that I wanted to be on TV. So, my mom 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.

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 never like). He let me be the actor in the commercial. I had to eat ice cream and say that I love to eat in his restaurant. The director made several takes. I loved it. I wanted to do it more.

Sometime after, 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. They loved it so they used that shot for the commercial.

The years passed by and I was still wanting to be an actor and 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. 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. 

Sometime after I discover friends, teenage times, and everything that comes with it. Before describing this period, maybe I should talk to a lawyer. I am not sure what is proper to say publicly. I did what some teenagers use to do at that time in Buenos Aires, in a (not recommended) extreme. Long story short, I was still dreaming and talking about acting and making films, but suddenly I was too busy with other stuff and I was not making as much as I wished. In addition, I left home and I had to work to pay the bills. So, I became an 18 years old businessman. This also is a wonderful story to tell you in another moment. Maybe in the business section of this website (go to take a look after).

Between my 19 and 24 years old, studied, party, became an economist, then a master in finance, then a teacher assistant, financial analyst, and assistant of a CEO and Portfolio Manager. At the same time, I was craving to become an actor and be in the movies. Every small piece of time I had, I used to study acting, go to courses, read books, and do auditions. I was failing on this dream and on spending time to follow this dream. But...

When I was 25 years old I co-wrote a book in India (more information in the Book o "Libros" section). After this, I went to NYC to play the guitar in the subway (cool story to share in another time) and then to LA to see if Steven Spielberg would cast me for his next movie (he didn't... yet). Frustrated because I was not getting roles, I went to China to live.

The following year (now I am 27) I went back to Argentina, got into a theatre course with Norman Briski (great theatre teacher) and I started working on writing a script. The idea was that if no one was going to cast me, then I had to do it by myself. I wrote it, shoot a trailer, made a pitch deck, and started shopping around the project. It was a story about tarot cards, highly influenced by my interest in Alejandro Jodorowsky's wor. Luckily, several people got interested and now I had a film investor telling me to not show anyone the project, that we were going to do it. But not much action was happening. I was impatient. So, I did what any other guy in my situation would make. 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.

Not much was happening with the producer. So I pivoted to another one, and a similar thing happened: not much. So, I decided to move 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 able to make a movie about that song (something related to copyright), so I decided to write a third script, a 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. And after many meetings and stuff, the movie didn't move on. 

Something was happening. I was learning. All these writing, pitching, meetings, reading, study, was 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 took me to LA to film the pilot of a TV show for a big TV Network where I was going to be one of the main characters. And! 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 kind of venues (theatres, galleries, houses, retreats, among others), when I met the Mexican director Luis Esteban Alvarez Armenta. He started joining me during my tours in Mexico and one day asked me to do a documentary about my work. Thank you! What a great gift he gave me. After a time of hard work, he came with the documentary "¿Quién Soy? En Busca de lo Esencial" where we witness me talking about different aspects of life, going to the Mexican television, newspaper, and radios, going to hotels, and mostly, having fun.

I was craving. I was craving for doing more stuff. To act. To be in films. 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. I much appreciate his kind gesture, of giving me the opportunity to act in his film. He has been very generous with me and the experience of acting in his movie (and being in Cannes for its release) was an experience that is a story for an entire book (that I am not sure I will write).

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-producers, he brought the other two producers, one of the new producers (that was also an actor) helped with the cast, and suddenly we had a LA top-talent signing LOIs for my movie. I movie that I wrote and I was going to direct. Things were getting more interesting... But I had to pause this for a moment because I got a role in a short film in Marrakesh! Wonderful experience. I went and shot Bed with Florian Tscharf and his talented crew. I loved it.
 

After this experience, I went back to Berlin to continue working on our film, and another miracle happened. An amazing director from Germany wanted to work on his feature film script with me. So, we got into that work. It was based on the first script I wrote (the one in Argentina, of Tarot cards).

All these were paused once again because the wonderful Fin Manjoo from South Africa cast me as the main character for his debut feature film 'Woodwind'. We shot in India and South Africa and it was another so beautiful experience that I keep very close to my heart. 

Back once again in Berlin, I worked with the talented Ralf Schmerberg on 'An Innocent Mind Has No Fear' and Jägermeister"Be the meister". Both productions were very inspiring. Work by the side of Ralf is a divine gift and 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. Something special happened. The script won an award in Germany. Then the director paid me and it was done! My first script was written and sold.

Sometime after, living in Jerusalem, I was studying in a Yeshivah, when I decided to write a new script. This time it was going to be something simple, something that I could produce. So 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 this feature film. It is the story of Joseph, who is conquering the world.

Life continues.

Right now I am living in Brooklyn, NY. Recently I did a small participation in the feature film 'A Wounded Fawn' by Travis Stevens and acted in a short film. I am working on some new projects, some nice stuff, and I want to act. I am craving to act. I am craving to act more, to do more, to collaborate with more wonderful and talented people, and hopefully, help each other to do great things, that will elevate humanity and bring more of what is good to the world.