Tristan Van Rooden

Tristan van Rooden works at Bliss Point Media, a video advertising agency in New York City. He graduated from Bates College in 2020 with a degree in Economics and Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies and began his post-graduate career at a legal affairs tech startup. At Bates, Tristan was a member of the 2019 Bates Film Festival Board of Directors. His senior Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies thesis focused on Netflix’s involvement with Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma. In the future, Tristan plans to explore the area of film finance. He loves to explore theaters around New York City with the Nighthawk Cinema being his current favorite. (Written by Rabih Chughtai ’23)