Director, writer, and producer, Ruben Islas, originally from Los Angeles, has a degree in Dramatic Literature from UCSD and a strong background in the arts. Ruben’s passion and involvement in theatre lead him to opportunities in acting, producing, as well as writing for national commercials in television and film. These experiences further strengthened his desire to pursue his lifelong dream of filmmaking.
Ruben Islas has written and produced many films over recent years including RIGHTEOUS THIEVES with female leads Lisa Vidal and Jaina Lee Ortiz, DIVORCE BAIT, 7th & UNION with Omar Chaparro, IN OTHER WORDS, and more.
He is the force behind Grandave Capital, an entertainment finance company with a Latinx focus. Islas is part of the production team for THE CARD COUNTER with Paul Shrader and Martin Scorsese, PARADISE CITY with Bruce Willis and John Travolta, FORCE OF NATURE with Emile Hirsch and Mel Gibson, JOKERS a 2022 Venice Film Festival award winner, PANAMA with Cole Hauser; as well as taking on the role of sales agent for Venice Film Festival 21’ participant MY TENDER MATADOR, among many others.
Experiencing many aspects of the filmmaking process while writing and producing feature films, Ruben’s true passion for the art of storytelling was ignited. He opted to be creatively involved on a deeper level. Films were something he not only wanted to create but also direct. Islas’ directorial debut, Final Vow was a concept that first came to him in a dream. Through much development and research, it became the artful and impactful film now proudly realized.
RUBEN ISLAS, DANFORTH COMINS, CHRISTINA URIAS
ADAN GARAY, RUBEN ISLAS
RENE MILLAN, KARYME LOZANO, LUIS GATICA