For Those About to Rock is a documentary that features the story of Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero, two Mexicans who decided to take the risk to pursue their dreams to live from what they loved the most: music. The combination of their adventurous spirits, a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, took them from performing at anonymous hotels and restaurants in Ixtapa, in their native Mexico, to -just a few years afterwards-, playing their acoustic guitars on the stages of the most important venues and festivals around the world. For Those About to Rock narrates their amazing and inspiring journey, which teaches its viewers that is possible to live one’s wildest dreams.


Official trailer


R & G

Rodrigo and Gabriela form the guitar duo of the same name. Rodrigo is the leading guitar, while Gabriela creates rhythms and percussions on her guitar. Born and raised in Mexico, they gained fame in Ireland and eventually in the rest of Europe, Australia, the United States and Japan. They have released nine albums: Foc, re-Foc, Live in Manchester and Dublin, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Live in Japan, 11:11, Live in France, Area 52 and 9 Dead Alive; this last one was launched on April 2014, almost at the same time of the world premier of their official documentary For Those About To Rock. During their career, these guitarists have sold over a million copies of their albums. Each year they are part of the lineup of many renown festivals, such as: Glastonbury, T in The Park, Latitude, Coachella, Lollapalooza-Chicago, Bonnaroo, among others.



Alejandro Franco has several participations on radio, TV, press and digital platforms; since 2001 he has worked as a music journalist with influence in Mexico and Latin America. He is acknowledged as a key person in the international music industry. Alejandro has produced several TV shows such as: Warp TV, SesioneS con Alejandro Franco, Sesiones Off Season, Es Music Time!, among others. For Those About to Rock... is his opera prima as a documentary director.


Fact Sheet

Production Company

Grupo Sentido

In association with

WF & Estudios Churubusco


Alejandro Franco

Director of Photography and Editor

Rubén Márquez

Executive Producers

Alejandro Franco, Eduardo Montes, Christian Gómez

Associate Producers

Rodrigo Pineda Sánchez, Gabriela Quintero López, Chris Tetzeli and Niall Muckian

Production Manager

Mariana Mackinney




English/ Spanish




France, Ireland, Belgium, USA, Cuba, England, Scotland and Mexico


83 minutes


Screening Dates

World Premier

South by Southwest Film Festival (Austin, Texas)
March 15th, 2014
Paramount Theatre

Special Invitation

Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, New York)
July 31st-August 6th, 2014


Mill Valley Film Festival (Mill Valley, California)
October 5th and 7th, 2014
Rafael Film Center

Mexico and LATAM Premier

Los Cabos International Film Festival (Los Cabos, Baja California Sur)
November 14th - 15th, 2014


Cork Film Festival (Cork, Ireland)
November 16th, 2014
Triskel Christchurch

Special Invitation

Carpa Ambulante at Vive Latino festival (México, D.F)
March 15th, 2015

Upcoming screenings to be announced