Bio: Rogelio Almeida Marquez was born in Torrance, California. At the age of three, Rogelio’s family decided to move back to the provincial Encarnacion, Zacatecas Mexico. He grew up in this area until the age of fifteen, when he decided to return to his country of birth to attend school. Rogelio’s goal was to attend a university. After graduating from Duncan High School in 2002, Rogelio joined the United States Army and served two tours in Iraq. Rogelio purchased a personal handy cam with the intent of documenting his service in Iraq. It was during his second tour in Iraq that Rogelio decided to pursue film directing. Through independent research, Rogelio learned about production equipment and basic film making. Rogelio taught himself to work his digital camera, 35mm lenses, capture audio and work a multitude film editing programs. “Yveete” is Rogelio Almeida’s first film. Rogelio Almeida has worked in Oklahoma City at the local Univision and Telemundo affiliate TV stations. Rogelio Almeida was a film student at Oklahoma City Community College under the guidance of Emmy winner Greg Mellott and Oscar Award winner Gray Frederickson.