Rooth graduated with a BA in Film Studies from the University of California, Irvine.
His first short film, a trailer for his screenplay 442nd, a story which told about the Japanese American volunteers who fought in World War II, was selected to be shown at RESFEST, a digital film festival. There it was selected as one of the finalists for the EVEO pitch program, a competition fostering new digital filmmakers.
His second short project was The Greatest Gift, a science fiction drama about a young woman coming to terms with who she really is. The project a semi-finalist in the Project Greenlight competition hosted by HBO.
In addition to his short films, Rooth has worked for a number of notable producers and directors such as Lynda Obst (The Fisher King), Michael Besman (About Schmidt) and Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger, Catch A Fire). His experience in Hollywood has ranged from script development, pre-production and post-production with his most recent involvement as an assistant editor on Nanking, for Academy Award winning documentary filmmakers Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman."
Tribeca All Access® | 2007