One of the first graduates of the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College film program, Rocco Hindman co-wrote and directed the short film, Drawing Lots, the recipient of an Independent Feature Project (IFP) Award for Student Filmmaking Excellence, which was broadcast nationwide on the Bravo! cable network and the Independent Feature
Channel (IFC). Following his undergraduate studies, he went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he studied under the tutelage of internationally-acclaimed film director Ivan Passer (Cutter’s Way, Stalin).
The short film Secrets, which he wrote and directed, was an official selection for screening and competition at five international film festivals and was subsequently broadcast on PBS as part of the Reel Shorts collection, a series of award-winning short films by Midwestern regional filmmakers. Additionally, he has produced several short
films, including Liv with writer-director Edoardo Ponti (Between Strangers) and executive producers Robert Altman and Carlo Ponti, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy.
After having worked on short films for several years, Rocco transitioned to production work on such feature films as Winchell, Spawn, and the Academy Award® nominated The Green Mile. In 1998, he joined Marsh, Best & Associates, a boutique talent agency in Beverly Hills, where as an agent he represents cinematographers, production designers, costume designers, and editors. His area of expertise is assisting independent filmmakers and production companies to find the best possible talent for their motion picture projects. The work of some of his clients can be seen in such feature films as Apocalypto, Little Miss Sunshine, Fantastic Four 2, Nights in Rodanthe, Babel, Get Smart, The Station Agent, Best in Show, The Family Stone, and 21 Grams. In his spare time, Rocco enjoys screenwriting and photography. He currently resides in Sherman Oaks, California.