In 2004, with a shoestring budget, Rene wrote and directed the romantic comedy film "siete mujeres, 1 homosexual y Carlos". The film was shot in Tijuana on 35mm format and starred Mauricio Ochmman, Adriana Fonseca, Luis Felipe Tovar, and Rogelio Guerra. It was distributed in Mexico by 20th Century Fox and went on to become the fourth largest grossing Mexican film that year.
In 2009, his film "Recién Cazado", released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a romantic comedy that soon became a favorite amongst Mexicans with nearly a million tickets sold and went on to gross almost 40 million pesos. It grabbed the second spot in the Mexican box office and became the number one DVD nationwide in 2010. It was a star studded cast of Jaime Camil, Gabriela Vergara, Otto Sirgo and Angélica Aragón, HBO licensed this film once and Netflix three times so far.
Most recently he filmed a short - Cara a Cara - which became an official selection at the Morelia International Film Festival; the most prestigious film festival in México.
In 2018 "Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo" premier in theaters. As in all previous films, written, produced, and directed by Rene. Once again ended up in the top 10 Mexican box office, the film currently is on Netflix worldwide.
Rene's new feature is the drama "Tijuana I Love You" Seven stories related to the seven capital sins, all happening in Tijuana. The film was official selection in 28 film festivals around the world in Toronto, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam among many others. Now it's being shown in CineLatino Network in United States and Latin America.
In post production is "Cuando te toca" a comedy made in coproduction with Dominican Republic, schedule for theatrical release later this year.
Also in post production is "Born again" an English speaking comedy with an all star cast that includes Paul Rodriguez, Jay Morh, Luis Guzman, Danny Trejo, Gabriela Vergara, Felipe Esparza, Alicia Machada, Tony Plana, Gary Busey among others.
In development, several high profile new projects, among them, the historic biographical drama "Juana de Asbaje", and the comedies "Honeymoon in Tijuana" , "How to catch a millionaire" and also the drama "Saber de ti", and a couple of series.